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GA-890FXA-UD5 Review

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September 1, 2010 2:36:06 PM

Any reviews of the GA-890FXA-UD5 motherboard out there someone can point me to? For the price, I'm 99% dead set on getting this motherboard with a Phenom II X4 965 BE.

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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 1, 2010 3:00:51 PM

Just curious here, you could purchase an i7-950 3.06 GHz X58 rig for about the $$??

If using a GA-X58A-UD5 cost comparison goes up $95, but you'd gain another 2GB DDR3 or use a i7-930 2.80 GHz and save (-$20) or +$75 net difference.

Don't get me wrong, I like AMD but dollar per dollar the i7-9XX with Hyper-threading, Tri/Hexa-Channel, SLI + CF, etc, etc is a better platform.
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September 1, 2010 4:16:21 PM

jaquith said:
Just curious here, you could purchase an i7-950 3.06 GHz X58 rig for about the $$??

If using a GA-X58A-UD5 cost comparison goes up $95, but you'd gain another 2GB DDR3 or use a i7-930 2.80 GHz and save (-$20) or +$75 net difference.

Don't get me wrong, I like AMD but dollar per dollar the i7-9XX with Hyper-threading, Tri/Hexa-Channel, SLI + CF, etc, etc is a better platform.


Thats the crossroads I'm at. I've got an AMD itch for some reason on this next system I'm building and I don't know why.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 1, 2010 5:14:39 PM

Trust me "I get it," I've built very "smooth" running AMDs and Intel's I felt like running over with a truck. I used to be an ATI advocate until I blew 2 ATI's in a row (popped transistors) and PITA (pain in the a$$) drivers so I "now" advocate nVidia ~ until something happens.

Most importantly, I have not seen any GA-890FXA-UD5 with problems here so far - knock on wood; which by itself is a review of omission. Also, the review's I've read all look good.

Good Luck with your build!
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September 1, 2010 8:02:59 PM

jaquith said:
Trust me "I get it," I've built very "smooth" running AMDs and Intel's I felt like running over with a truck. I used to be an ATI advocate until I blew 2 ATI's in a row (popped transistors) and PITA (pain in the a$$) drivers so I "now" advocate nVidia ~ until something happens.

Most importantly, I have not seen any GA-890FXA-UD5 with problems here so far - knock on wood; which by itself is a review of omission. Also, the review's I've read all look good.

Good Luck with your build!


Thanks man!
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September 2, 2010 11:58:44 PM

I have the GA-890FXA-UD5, and it seems to work very nicely. Solid build, lots of features. System's been running solidly (except for a few weeks when the CPU mysteriously died on me) for probably a few months.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 3, 2010 12:41:22 AM

^ I remember and it was the CPU after all.
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