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Old January 8, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Default Is USB 3.0/SATA 3.0 worth going for this early?

So I'm looking at building a new X4 965 Black system, and I'm trying to decide what board to go with. I'm currently tossing up between Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 and ASUS M4A79T Deluxe. The Asus board has great reviews, and is known to be a solid o/c'er. But the Gigabyte board has USB3.0 and SATA 3.0 for future upgrading. However, the Gigabyte board is lacking a solid review that I can find. (Although, Gigabyte is a pretty dependable company) One other thing, even though it sounds a little ridiculous, is that the all blue colour scheme of the Gigabyte is a huge turn off.

Price wise, the two are so negligible as to be not worth mentioning in the grand scheme of things. And the $200 mark seems reasonable for a higher end AMD board, so I don't feel like I'm being ripped off either way.

So I guess the question is: Do I go with the tried and true? Or is it worth playing guinea pig on a new line of Gigabyte boards? Keeping in mind this is the start of a completely new lineup, with a new BIOS, etc.
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