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GA-870A-UD3 or GA-890XA-UD3

Here is what I have so far:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $93
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $150
Zalman CPU cooler off old build
ASUS Black Drive $24
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W $45
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $60
Nvidia 8800GS off of another computer
Still looking for a good deal on a case.

Now should I go with the GA-870A-UD3 or the GA-890XA-UD3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128438&cm_re=gigabyte-_-13-128-438-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443&cm_re=870a-_-13-128-443-_-Product
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    gonemtbiking123 said:
    Here is what I have so far:

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $93
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $150
    Zalman CPU cooler off old build
    ASUS Black Drive $24
    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W $45
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $60
    Nvidia 8800GS off of another computer
    Still looking for a good deal on a case.

    Now should I go with the GA-870A-UD3 or the GA-890XA-UD3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128438&cm_re=gigabyte-_-13-128-438-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443&cm_re=870a-_-13-128-443-_-Product


    No contest, I'd go for the GA-890XA-UD3. Here's why:

    1. Faster PCI-E lanes (x16+x4) vs (x16+x8) making it nearly impossible to Crossfire Graphics cards

    2. $6 less after MIR on newegg

    Otherwise pretty close.

    Also, have you thought about investing a little more and getting a higher quality board with similar features?

    Might I suggest the:
    MSI 870A FUZION AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($140)
    or this great deal from TigerDirect for an Asus M4A88TD-V EVO USB3 Motherboard - AMD 880GX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s ($120)
  2. Hi.

    1- Go with the 890XA-UD3 and don't go with the 870A Fuzion isn't good option for now.
    2- What is ur budget for the mobo?
  3. Prob want to stay under $120
  4. This Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 is a good option too but keep in mind that this UD4 has a 750SB and not the new 850SB
  5. I think that im gonna go with the 890xa, another guy showed me a mb/ram combo for $154 that is close to the same ram, so I am just gonna take the ram that comes with it and swap it into another system i built that has the gskill ram. That with another combo dropped my overall price to $575 w/tax and shipping. So other than the mb how does the system look?
  6. Seems fine, but in the future a new GPU is a good option.
  7. Agree... The 8800GT was the best in it's day but those have long been gone. To truly enjoy a gaming experience, you want a newer GPU.
  8. Yup, with a well-cooled case and an upgraded graphics card, this would be a very solid system.
  9. Best answer selected by gonemtbiking123.
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