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    Default 990FX Reccomendations

    Well, my 790FX-GD70 is starting to die. It only successfully boots about 1/5 of the time, and usually gives me the FF code. I have no idea what this means (in this case anyway), having lost the manual to the board quite awhile ago. I know I can look it up online, but I don't think there's much I can do to fix it. I've reseated everything there is to reseat, and even gone as far as to tear my whole system apart. It's on the way out.

    I need a new board. I can't afford to get a new CPU too, so I need to stick with my 955; I'm hoping for 4GHz-ish territory on the new board, even though this is a C2.

    I'm about 10 seconds away from hopping on the Crosshair V train, but I just want to go ahead and ask you guys if there are any better (or less expensive, for that matter) options? I've done a good bit of research, but it's possible that I've missed something.

    I don't plan on going Bulldozer, so that's not even remotely a factor.

    Thanks in advance, guys!
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    Default Re: 990FX Reccomendations

    Go with the ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty Pro board, our review should be published shortly.

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    Default Re: 990FX Reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Go with the ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty Pro board, our review should be published shortly.
    Strictly from a build quality standpoint, how does it compare to the CHV?
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    Default Re: 990FX Reccomendations

    Negative on the Fatal1ty Stan. You know it did not overclock as good as the Gigabyte 990FXA UD5 or UD7 and the Crosshair V. I would not get the Fatal1ty. It was a decent board but on FX chips it overclocked 400MHz less on water Chandler. I would get the UD5 or UD7. They benchmarked better than the Crosshair V which is out of the norm. Here is my sprerad sheet. UD5 performs the same. Same board, less PCIE slots. Giganyte boards performed best so far on FX chips and overclocked the highest.

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    Default Re: 990FX Reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Negative on the Fatal1ty Stan. You know it did not overclock as good as the Gigabyte 990FXA UD5 or UD7 and the Crosshair V. I would not get the Fatal1ty. It was a decent board but on FX chips it overclocked 400MHz less on water Chandler. I would get the UD5 or UD7. They benchmarked better than the Crosshair V which is out of the norm. Here is my sprerad sheet. UD5 performs the same. Same board, less PCIE slots. Giganyte boards performed best so far on FX chips and overclocked the highest.

    thats some great info lil death thanks

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    That was a sample board Jim, from the very first batch, and you also forgot to mention that you got your best DICE results using the Fatal1ty 990FX. You also did not mention the bad Crosshair boards, or your problems with the UD7, so let's not single out one board when you had issues with all 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Negative on the Fatal1ty Stan. You know it did not overclock as good as the Gigabyte 990FXA UD5 or UD7 and the Crosshair V. I would not get the Fatal1ty. It was a decent board but on FX chips it overclocked 400MHz less on water Chandler. I would get the UD5 or UD7. They benchmarked better than the Crosshair V which is out of the norm. Here is my sprerad sheet. UD5 performs the same. Same board, less PCIE slots. Giganyte boards performed best so far on FX chips and overclocked the highest.
    The UD5 looks great. I don't think I'll need another x16 slot any time soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    That was a sample board Jim, from the very first batch, and you also forgot to mention that you got your best DICE results using the Fatal1ty 990FX. You also did not mention the bad Crosshair boards, or your problems with the UD7, so let's not single out one board when you had issues with all 3
    I'm not looking for ridiculous DICE or LN2 performance. I'll stick to my unimportant Netburst CPUs for that. That's right, Celeron. Cower in fear.

    What kind of problems related to the UD7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chandler View Post
    Oh, cool. UD5 it is then!

    Thanks!
    That would be my choice.

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    the ud5 you can't go wrong with gigabyte
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    That was a sample board Jim, from the very first batch, and you also forgot to mention that you got your best DICE results using the Fatal1ty 990FX. You also did not mention the bad Crosshair boards, or your problems with the UD7, so let's not single out one board when you had issues with all 3
    Gigabyte beat Fatal1ty by 100MHz with 1 thread. I did not run 4 threads on Gigabyte. The Gigabyte boards were sample too Stan. Word throughout the community is Gigabyte boards are the best. I had no problem with the Gigabyte board plus I reviewed both boards and worked with them Intel boy! You never touched one! LOL That was the Crosshair I had problems with not the Gigabyte Stan.
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    Default Re: 990FX Reccomendations

    I have the GA 990FXA-UD5 and its a great board. Haven't had any issues with it. I have my 1090t AMD OC to 3.7GHz Stable running 24/7. Great to have the extra features and also both SLI and CrossfireX compatible in case for future GPU upgrades.

    Only issues I had with this board was setting up the Raid. I have mine in Raid 10 and I had to flash the board to the new bios to get it to work properly. Other then that I haven't had issues with it. If you plan on using more then 8Gb or Ram just watch the voltages. I couldn't get my OC stable with the 16gb of ram I was running and would crash anything pass 4.0 ghz. Got to run 3.8 to 3.9 for the most part but its allot more stable at 3.7ghz right now.

    Board was also prices very good as I got it on Newegg for under $200.00 at the time.

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