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Which motherboard to choose: GIGABYTE GA-880GMA vs GIGABYTE GA-870A-

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August 24, 2010 11:28:07 PM

I am planning on a Athlon Phenom II x4 965BE or 955BE based system and wanted to know which motherboard to choose between these two.


  • GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $85
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

  • GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard - $87
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Purpose: development box with no gaming and Will do moderate overclocking without voltage or much heat increase

    My other items in the system that I already have purchased

  • CASE ANTEC|THREE HUNDRED ILLUSION R
  • PSU OCZ|OCZ500MXSP 500W RT
  • GPU CARD: VGA GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I HD4550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    and planning to buy along with the motherboard
    * G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL memory
    * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"


    a b V Motherboard
    August 25, 2010 12:12:38 AM

    GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard.
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    August 25, 2010 1:13:55 AM

    If you plan on doing SLI i would'nt sugest the gigabyte 880ga only if you want crossfire.
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    Anonymous
    a b V Motherboard
    August 25, 2010 1:18:52 AM

    thanks for the replies. I do not plan on doing SLI or crossfire.
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    Anonymous
    a b V Motherboard
    August 25, 2010 1:35:12 AM

    Would you recommend I go with one of the above setups of 965 + 880ga or

    Thuban 1055t with BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (does not have usb 3.0) for $30 more ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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    a c 236 V Motherboard
    August 25, 2010 2:26:29 AM

    I say go with the II X4 955 (little difference between the II X4 965) and 880GA over the II X6 1055T combo. The II X4 955/965 outperforms the II X9 1055T in most applications.

    edit:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=147
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