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October 9, 2010 8:25:45 AM

hey guys im going to be building a computer in december, im not sure when the bulldozer cpus or sandy bridge cpus are coming out so i was thinking of going for an x6 1055t or an x4 955, now i live in south africa and i have a contract with a wholesaler these are the amd motherboards available to me the 880gma ud2h, the 880gma ud3h and the 890fxa ud5, im probably going to overclock in the future and crossfire, im wanting to know which motherboard wold be the best to get with price in mind, also will socket am3+ motherboards be out in december because that would be a bit better for me to get as then il have an upgrade path by getting a bulldozer cpu in the future as i know that socket am3+ motherboards are backwards compatible so i could get the x6 an in the future upgrade to a bulldozer, i also wanted to know if its worth going for amd, my other choice would be to go for an i5 760 and a gigabyte p55a ud4p motherboard.... does anybody have an idea when the bulldozers or sandy bridge is coming out, i know the ATI 6xxx series is coming out near the end of this month and il probably pick 1 of those graphics cards for my build in december, im trying to find out now as later im going on a huge holiday to the Kalahari and i wont have internet access then and il need the computer as soon as i get back thanks...

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October 9, 2010 1:36:35 PM

The 880 UD3 would be best for the price but the 890FX UD5 the best board. Your Intel choice is great as well but more money. Rumor has it early 2011 for the release.
October 10, 2010 1:18:16 AM

I would go 890FX chipset. Look on Newegg at the ASUS 890FX chipset motherboards, im assuming your form factor is ATX.
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October 10, 2010 1:51:34 AM

the wholesaler i have a contract with only stock gigabyte boards, and i cant get anything from newegg as i live in S.A
October 10, 2010 2:34:53 PM

Ah, ok. Well I'm not to familiar with Gigabyte but I will look into it. But really, that 890FX chipset is the best right now for amd I believe.
October 10, 2010 2:50:45 PM

only 890fx board i can get is the ud5, what is the main difference between them, what benefits does 890fx have
October 10, 2010 3:02:27 PM

There's not really a difference from the 880/890 chipsets, I just go with the newer chipsets if I can for any revisions, but there's not a difference in speed between the two. Is you can get the 880 for way less then I would go with that, but if the price isn't a big difference go with the 890fx. Also the 880 only comes with integrated graphics, but it's not BIG deal you can disable the onboard graphics and use you video card.
October 10, 2010 4:29:51 PM

i can get these motherboards,

R 1,099 DDR3-2000+ GIGABYTE® 880GMA-UD2H: AMD 880 Chipset - Socket AM3, 5200MT/s HyperTransport - Supports: AMD Athlon™ II & AMD Phenom™ II
MICRO ATX 4x DDR3-2000 Slots (Dual Channel), 5x SATA2 RAID Ports, 1x eSATA Po9rt, 1xATA133 & FDD, 10xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 2xIEEE1394
NEW 2x PCI Express x16, 1x PCI Express x1, 1x PCI Slots, ATI Radeon HD4250 Graphics, Realtek Gigabit LAN, 7.1 Channel HD Audio
Crossfire Support, 1x D-SUB, 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI, Ultra Durable 3 Features: 2oz Copper PCB, 50,000 Hour Solid Capacitors, Dual BIOS
Dual BIOS™, Easy Energy Saver, AutoGreen, 3x USB Power, Auto Unlock (CPU Core Unlocker), AMD OverDrive, ATI Hybrid Graphics


R 1,499 DDR3-1800+ GIGABYTE® 890GPA-UD3H: AMD 890GX Chipset - Socket AM3, 5200MT/s HyperTransport - Supports: AMD Athlon™ II & AMD Phenom™ II
ATX 4x DDR3-1800 Slots (Dual Channel), 6x SATA3, 2x SATA2, 1xATA133 & FDD, 14xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 3xIEEE1394
2x PCI Express x16 (1x 16/1x 8), 3x PCI Express x1, 2x PCI Slots, ATI Radeon HD4290 Graphics, Realtek Gigabit LAN, 7.1 Channel HD Audio
1x D-SUB, 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI, Ultra Durable 3 Features: 2oz Copper PCB, 50,000 Hour Solid Capacitors, Dual BIOS
Dual BIOS™, Easy Energy Saver, EasyTune, Gigabyte Smart6, ATI Crossfire Support, AutoGreen, 3x USB Power, SidePort Memory
Auto Unlock (CPU Core Unlocker), AMD OverDrive, ATI Hybrid Graphics


R 1,999 DDR3-1800+ GIGABYTE® 890FXA-UD5: AMD 890FX Chipset - Socket AM3, 5200MT/s HyperTransport - Supports: AMD Athlon™ II & AMD Phenom™ II
ATX 4x DDR3-1800 Slots (Dual Channel), 6x SATA3, 2x SATA2, 2x eSATA/USB Combo, 1xATA133 & FDD, 14xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 3xIEEE1394
REQUEST 4x PCI Express x16 (2x 16/2x 8), 2x PCI Express x1, 1x PCI Slots, Dual Realtek Gigabit LAN, 7.1 Channel HD Audio
Ultra Durable 3 Features: 2oz Copper PCB, 50,000 Hour Solid Capacitors, Ferrite Core Chokes, Low RDS(ON) Mosfets
Dual BIOS™, Dynamic Energy Saver 2, EasyTune, Gigabyte Smart6, ATI Crossfire Support, AutoGreen, XHD, 3x USB Power
Auto Unlock (CPU Core Unlocker), Overclock Alert, Debug LED, Onboard Switches, AMD OverDrive, HybridSilentPipe 2






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October 10, 2010 4:55:16 PM

The biggest + for the 890FX board is that it can run crossfire at 16 x 16 speed. The 890GX board lets you crossfire at 8 x 8 speed. Real world performance difference between the two with today's cards is minimal (about 2%). Both boards should overclock similarly.
October 10, 2010 5:10:11 PM

thanks, second question is when do you guys think the socket am3+ boards will be released? i thought that they would maybe be released before the bulldozers as they are backwards compatible and support the phenomII cpus
October 10, 2010 6:15:36 PM

I think my friend said not til' january 2011? I'm not sure where he heard that though. But rolli59 is right, the 890fx pci-e is a better option for crossfire. If your on a budget i would say 870, 880. If you can afford a 890fx shoot for that.
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