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April 7, 2010 1:10:11 AM


These are the two mobos I've been looking at the closest for my new rig, which do you think I should go with?

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Other specs for system: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Deneb 3.4 GHz 125W
GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT)
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V

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April 7, 2010 5:14:47 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- What is your budget?
2- I would wait until April 26th for one of this both beautiful mobos: ASUS Crosshair IV or MSI 890FX-GD70
3- If you want buy your mobo now, I would go for the Gigabyte 790FXTA
4- From your options, I would go for the Gigabyte.
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April 7, 2010 6:37:26 AM

I would go with the Gigabyte. They are more reliable. Less chance it will break down.
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April 7, 2010 6:35:51 PM

For several years, I have preferred Gigabyte motherboards. I now have 5 of them.
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April 7, 2010 10:15:13 PM

Thanks for the replies.

@saint19: I already have the case and a few other components, but overall I'm keeping it under $1000, preferably $800. So I'll probably stick with the gigabyte mobo I picked out over the 790FXTA for the sake of cost unless theres a huge performance boost
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April 8, 2010 3:58:26 AM

^Ok, not problem. The 790XTA is also a very good option for the money. The 790FXTA is the best option if you want run Crossfire at x16 and a high end OC, but like I see you only want a GPU and mid end OC, so, go for the 790XTA.
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April 8, 2010 4:26:35 AM

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