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November 4, 2010 6:48:23 AM

hello i am looking into purchasing a new am3 motherboard and so far i have it between

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-4...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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if you have any other recommendations please let me know

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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 9:33:41 AM

You've two different motherboards (based on different chipsets) up there.. Both have a different price tag also.. So it'll help us know your max budget for the motherboard and the feature set you are looking into.. For example, mention your need for more than 1 video card, your overclocking desires etc..
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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 3:19:38 PM

I would go with the first one (if you have a discrete video card or two) that is cheaper as it supports both SLI and Crossfire. If you want on-board video, get the second one.
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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 3:52:06 PM

jonpaul37 said:
I would go with the first one (if you have a discrete video card or two) that is cheaper as it supports both SLI and Crossfire. If you want on-board video, get the second one.


It supports only Crossfire.. Not both (SLI and Crossfire)..
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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 3:54:11 PM

Emperus said:
It supports only Crossfire.. Not both (SLI and Crossfire)..



What was the exact model of the first one because i think the newegg links are uffed up right now, just clicked on the first one and it took me to the black november page, clicked on the second one and it took me to a page with a case...
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a c 130 V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 3:58:57 PM

For the price i would take the M4A89GTD PRO. It has more features(SATA6, USB3, newer chipset).

I build a system for my brother(not for games just cpu power) with that board and a 6 core(PII X6 1055T) cpu. Worked perfect out of the box. Did not overclock it since it was not for me, but the board seems to have all those features as well.

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jonpaul37, the 2 boards are M4A79XTD EVO and M4A89GTD PRO. There is a $10 difference. I think for usb3 + sata 6 it is worth it.
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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 4:01:43 PM

jonpaul37 said:
What was the exact model of the first one because i think the newegg links are uffed up right now, just clicked on the first one and it took me to the black november page, clicked on the second one and it took me to a page with a case...


1st model - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

2nd model - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
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a c 236 V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 4:07:57 PM

I look it at this way... They are basically the same board, except one supports SATA III and the other doesn't. If you don't care or plan on getting a SATA III device soon, I would go with the 790X board. Otherwise, your best options is the 890GX board.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 4:25:19 PM

If you are purchasing a separate GPU then ONLY the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO. The on-board video ATI Radeon HD 4290 will cost you nothing but headaches and stolen resources and in the end you'll need to disable it in the BIOS.

However, if you are compelled towards the USB 3/SATA3 then the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper alternative {to ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3} is the {w/o USB 3/SATA3} ASUS M4A79T Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless you are purchasing ~ Crucial C300 128GB+ SSD then there is NO HDD on this Earth faster than the SATA2 limit of 300 MB/s.
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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 5:11:37 PM

nukemaster said:
For the price i would take the M4A89GTD PRO. It has more features(SATA6, USB3, newer chipset).

I build a system for my brother(not for games just cpu power) with that board and a 6 core(PII X6 1055T) cpu. Worked perfect out of the box. Did not overclock it since it was not for me, but the board seems to have all those features as well.

EDIT
jonpaul37, the 2 boards are M4A79XTD EVO and M4A89GTD PRO. There is a $10 difference. I think for usb3 + sata 6 it is worth it.



I would have to agree, i don't know why i was directed to something entirely different....
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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 7:01:40 PM

If OP does not need any onboard video chipset services, then i'll suggest the Asrock 870 Extreme3 over either of those boards..
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a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 7:55:50 PM

Emperus said:
If OP does not need any onboard video chipset services, then i'll suggest the Asrock 870 Extreme3 over either of those boards..


Beat me to it, the Asrock is an EXTREMELY popular motherboard for AM3 these days, has to be a reason behind that :) 
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a c 236 V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 8:04:53 PM

jonpaul37 said:
Beat me to it, the Asrock is an EXTREMELY popular motherboard for AM3 these days, has to be a reason behind that :) 

Simple answer... 890FX type features at 870 pricing :) 
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November 4, 2010 8:27:54 PM

Thanks for the advice sorry about taking so long to reply I had school. I will make my intentions more clear . I have a gtx 470 . And a x4 955 I wanna Try to overclock to atleast 4ghz . I would go with asrock but I have had nothing but bad exp. With them. My budget max is 150 WITH SHIPPING Which is why. I could Not get. The USB 3.0 one As I can not go past 150 at all.
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a c 236 V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 8:37:46 PM

Since you are using a GTX 470, I would go with either an ASUS or Gigabyte 870 motherboard with USB 3.0 & SATA III. You won't be able to SLI so just go with a single slot PCIe 2.0 x16 or a x16,x4 setup.
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November 4, 2010 8:40:28 PM

Just looked at the Asrock 870 Extreme3 and I must say it's simply amazing for the price . Well atleast on paper it looks nice does anyone have any experince with this board ? Is it stable and a good overclocker? I am nervous about going with asrock as the last one blew up taking my CPU gpu and ram with it :( . No I was not the power supply either.. I'm positive.
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November 4, 2010 8:44:54 PM

tecmo34 said:
Since you are using a GTX 470, I would go with either an ASUS or Gigabyte 870 motherboard with USB 3.0 & SATA III. You won't be able to SLI so just go with a single slot PCIe 2.0 x16 or a x16,x4 setup.
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Would you mind recommending some boards whit this chipsets?
That is In my price range? And is a solid overclocking reliable board
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a c 236 V Motherboard
November 4, 2010 8:59:05 PM

I would go with any of these three (includes the ASRock)...

Newegg 870 MOBO Comparison
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November 4, 2010 9:36:51 PM

Just looking for some more suggestions ? its nice to have a wide variety
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November 4, 2010 9:55:26 PM

Zark Strife said:
Since you're looking at the 790fx lot I would give this MSI board a try.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I had the asus 790fx but had a problem putting it in sleep mode. So I got the MSI, really like the board. overclocks great and IMO looks better than the ASUS.

For some reason the links on CA newegg are not working, here is the USA link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



this was a useless post... first i had a 150$ budget if you read... plus im looking at 870..not 790
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November 4, 2010 11:04:56 PM

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this was a useless post... first i had a 150$ budget if you read... plus im looking at 870..not 790


You just ran out of reply' s and goodwill. You fall into the "bites the hand that feeds" you category.
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a b V Motherboard
November 5, 2010 1:15:21 AM

If you are somewhat sceptical on Asrock boards, here is a good Asus board up for contention -

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

It does not has the Crossfire abilities of the Asrock 870 extreme3 but is plenty good for a single card setup and bears the Asus tag, features and quality (Asrock too is an Asus subsidiary btw).. Few similar but less pricey boards are the MSI 870A-G54 and Gigabyte 870A-UD3
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November 5, 2010 3:17:51 AM

Best answer selected by deadcold94.
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