Solved 970Extreme4 or GA-990FXA-UD3 Tags: Motherboards Build Product Last response: November 3, 2012 4:45 PM in Motherboards Share cpokey26 November 3, 2012 3:42:13 AM My (first-timer) build so far... CPU: AMD FX4170 RAM: 2x4Gb GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 GPU: MSI HD7770GHz Case: Antec 300 Two PSU: Seasonic X 650W Looking to finish off the basic build with a mobo now... I had planned on the ASRock 970 Extreme4 @ $99, thinking that the 990FX Extreme4 version @ $144 wouldn't be worth the extra $45 for this build (though keeping my eye on it...) Now I'm seeing the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 on for a decent price with rebate @ ($114). I know Gb is considered one of the top 2 brands generally (with Asus). But I'm wondering if I'm going to see any real results from a 990 over a 970. Not looking to OC or Xfire immediately, but maybe in the future. I just want to get past the fairly intimidating prospect of building a machine and have it working first. So, tell me. Is the Gigabyte 990 board worth the $15 bucks? Thanks. More about : 970extreme4 990fxa ud3 Best solution rdc85 a b V Motherboard November 3, 2012 3:54:17 AM Share Th 990 will get u - x16/x16 for cfx/sli vs 8x/8x - 6 sata3 vs 5 sata3 For me i think it will worth it..... cpokey26 November 3, 2012 4:09:49 AM Almost seems like a no brainer... pluses: more reliable manufacturer, 990FX vs 970 NB x16/x16 6 vs 5 sata 3 minus: $15 not much of a minus... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cpokey26 November 3, 2012 4:45:18 PM Best answer selected by cpokey26. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources "Reboot and select Proper boot device" Forum GA-970A-DS3 vs GA-990FXA-UD3 Forum Biostar TA990fx + 8gb ram or GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 + 4gb ram Forum GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Mothe Forum GA-990FXA-UD3 with 960t compatible? Forum Which Motherboard? GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 or Fatal1ty 990FX Forum GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Forum Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 microphone doesn't work! Forum [Solved] ASRock 990FX Extreme4 VS GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Forum Problem with GA-990FXA-UD3 and AMD 6100 compatibility? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !