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    Default MOBO Upgrade Help

    I'm finally in a position to make some upgrades to my system, and the only thing I'm having a problem with is the choice of motherboard. I'll probably have this board for the next year to year and a half. My choices are limited to, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
    ASRock 990FX Extreme4
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
    MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2
    These choices are restricted by budget, (sorry no sabretooth this time). The Gigabyte is the lowest price of the four.

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    Default Re: MOBO Upgrade Help

    Asus M599FX PRO R2.0!
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: MOBO Upgrade Help

    Is that MSI board is an option at the higher end then an ASrock extreme9 shoudl be on the list. Its $10 more and is a much better board. You can actually get it cheaper then the MSI board at OUTletPC. ASRock 990FX Extreme9 AMD Socket AM3+ ATX Gaming Motherboard Refurb Its Refurb but might be an option for you.

    I dont like the UD3. The Asus board is ok. Out of your list I would spend the money on the MSI board.
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    Default Re: MOBO Upgrade Help

    My personal suggestion is either the GD80 or the Asus board. Both have a similar color layout, so as far as aesthetics go you're covered there. Performance-wise they are also largely in the same category, whereas the Extreme4 and the UD3 (I personally rather like the UD3 for light overclocking use and it's solid black coloring) are kind of lower tier boards. The only issue I have with MSI boards is their BIOS is a bit on the clunky side for their 990FX boards. I LOVE their UEFI on the Intel boards, but they are a whole different caliber and chipset anyway. That's all personal preference though. Otherwise the boards have largely the same feature set with a few differences involving the manufacturer-specific stuff, so it all comes down to performance: the GD80 or the Pro R2.0

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    Default Re: MOBO Upgrade Help

    either one of these 2 will be a great option.
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
    MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2

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    Default Re: MOBO Upgrade Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    either one of these 2 will be a great option.
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
    MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2
    Those are good board's

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    Default Re: MOBO Upgrade Help

    I was in the same boat you are about 6 months ago, (building a budget gamer for a family member) and in the end, i went with an AsRock 990FX extreme 9 board and i'm quite pleased with it. The only draw back is the color scheme asrock uses (brown, gold, black) but aside from that, their UEFI BIOS is great, and their Xtreme tuning utility is quite good. I was so impressed by it, that when i built my recent A10-6800k build, i went with the Extreme 6 FM2 board and its just as good.

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    Default Re: MOBO Upgrade Help

    Im still using an old Asrock P67 Extreme4 and still running great. Never had a problem with .But might upgrade to an Asrock Z77 board or I might try my luck with Haswell.
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