Am3+ SLI upgrade (Suggestions?)

Hey guys! I'm pretty new to tom's hardware but I want to upgrade my M4a87td evo to an AM3+ with sli. I want to buy one that will not cost too much but will perform 2-way sli and have the Am3+ socket so I can upgrade in the future for AMD's bulldozer. So far i've got 2 motherboards that I might want:

1) GIGABYTE GA-990FX UD3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514)

2) ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262)

I'm leaning towards the ASRock, but I do not know their rep too well. Also I'm afraid that ASRock's motherboards are bad quality.

Also I'm planning to use my phenom II x6 1100t if that has any affects on choosing a motherboard...


Any other suggestions?
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  1. I have the GIGABYTE GA-990FX UD3 w/Phenom II X4 980 on board. Great motherboard. Using 2 HD 6850s now, but thinking of going back to Nvidia. Unfortunately, it isn't worth the upgrade from a AM3 to an AM3+ socket, because Bulldozer seems to be a flop.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-990fx,3043.html
  2. I'd suggest wait for the BD specs to be cleared out before spreading misinformation about it.
    The Benches for the BD are under heavy speculation from all of us here and we are planning on looking into it further.
    Do not dissuade people without the right details.
    The OP's question is regarding the Mobo. No other details are needed to be given. Just answer his question. or leave it be.

    To the OP. Go for the Gigabyte one.
  3. alyoshka said:
    I'd suggest wait for the BD specs to be cleared out before spreading misinformation about it.
    The Benches for the BD are under heavy speculation from all of us here and we are planning on looking into it further.
    Do not dissuade people without the right details.
    The OP's question is regarding the Mobo. No other details are needed to be given. Just answer his question. or leave it be.

    To the OP. Go for the Gigabyte one.


    Anonymous said:
    I have the GIGABYTE GA-990FX UD3 w/Phenom II X4 980 on board. Great motherboard. Using 2 HD 6850s now, but thinking of going back to Nvidia. Unfortunately, it isn't worth the upgrade from a AM3 to an AM3+ socket, because Bulldozer seems to be a flop.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-990fx,3043.html


    Thanks for replying guys! I think I'll wait before deciding to buy the mobo, to make sure the Bulldozers don't have any issues with games.
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