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Need Help Choosing between 2 different AM3 Motherboards.

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Which AM3 Motherboard should I buy, the Asus M4A79T or MSI 790FX-GD70?

Total: 3 votes (2 blank votes)

  • Asus M4A79T
  • 100 %
  • MSI 790FX-GD70
  • 0 %
July 31, 2009 12:55:59 PM

Building an AM3 rig, but i'm stuck between these 2 motherboards, the ASUS M4A79T and the MSI 790FX-GD70.

Similarities
They have the exact same I/O set up.
Both have the AMD 790FX chipset.
They both come with 4 crossfire enabled PCI express 2.0 X16 slots

Differences
MSI is $20 cheaper
MSI has DDR3 2133 OC Memory Standard (I think the Asus DDR3 1600 can be OCed to rival that)
MSI has an PCI or PCI-E Slot between separating each of the 4 PCI-E 2.0 slots allowing more air flow between cards if I choose a crossfire X4 configuration in the future. (2 Dual slot card w. 2 singles or 3 dual slot w. 1 single)
MSI has 8 sata ports vs the Asus 6.

MSI is lookin' pretty good, but it seems that Asus is a more reliable brand. Please reply and vote on which you think is better.
Anonymous
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September 29, 2009 3:52:23 AM

ASUS is very faster than msi but asus did not have 4 PCIe x 16 :pfff:  :heink:  :( 
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