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Which motherboard would be better for my rig?

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April 25, 2010 4:03:36 PM

Ok, I am going to be upgrading my motherboard, cpu, and ram all in one go and need some advice on the motherboard. The cpu will be the phenom ii x4 955, and the 2 boards are here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The needs are general computing, some editing, and gaming. The prices are similar enough that i don't think that it will play a part in my decision.

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April 25, 2010 8:16:38 PM

Go for the 890 board; if it runs well, I wouldn't flash the bios later on when updates are available. I see more dead boards from asus than any other brand after trying a bios flash. I like msi's flash program, but still have to disable boot block and any pop up blockers when flashing.
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April 25, 2010 8:33:29 PM

If you are thinking about doing cf, choose the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe (or wait to the 890FX). If that point is not important for you, choose the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, which is newer and has more features.
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April 26, 2010 12:08:42 AM

Hi.

The M4A79T Deluxe isn't very good, an the other one have onboard video, that isn't good for gaming rigs.

If I were u, I would wait until tomorrow that comes out the 890FX mobos to check the price and the characteristics, and maybe with that the current 790FX mobos drop their prices a little more.

Also, we need know what other components do you want install in the mobo. RAM, GPU (Crossifre or not). Because don't have sense spend $200 in a Crosshair III or $250 in a Crosshair IV (890FX chipset) if u only want run a GPU.
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