Stumped. I am putting together my first build and I am strongly considering the AM3+ motherboards. I am looking for a board that will still be relevant a few years from now and have good potential for expansion. My budget is limited, but I am willing to invest in a long lasting motherboard.
Right now I am considering the ASUS Sabertooth and the ASRock 890FX currently selling for $199.99 and $179.99, respectively:
I just bought the Sabertooth , 5 year warranty versus 1 sold me . x6 1090 AMD and 8 gb musckin ram . Also have Gigabyte 890 fxa ud5 with 1100-t and 8 gb g-skill . Think sabertooth has the edge in a few places
The Asus board has a few advantages especially when it comes to a Bulldozer upgrade the 990FX chipset allows it to support the new Power capabilities of the new CPU along with higher speed memory. Of course being ASUS it also has a longer warranty so that helps its case also. I would likely go with the Asus board if it were me.