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Old March 29, 2009, 05:49 PM
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Looking to build a new AM3 system. I'm split minded about a few boards, so I figured I would ask for some advice. What board would be the best board for AM3? I am looking for something decently priced, but that is reliable, and is able to overclock very well. I will be using a Phenom II x3 720 processor, and Mushkin HP DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) ram. [2x2GB]
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Old March 30, 2009, 02:07 AM
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How about this one: NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P AMD790X ATX AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard - GA-MA790XT-UD4P In Canada.
That's a GX without the integrated gpu.
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Is it able to overclock well?
I am going to research now but figured I might ask as well haha.
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nvm i see it does nicely by the looks of what you have haha.
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I just bought the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P and the 720 and like it.


That UD4P mobo looks pretty much like the UD5P but cheaper.
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So what is the difference between the 2 boards, 790x and 790FXT is the difference I can see but do not understand what each stands for, except fx is the top?

ok, I got it. Main difference is 2 x16 crossfire vs 2 x8 crossfire. So, if I am not going crossfire, will the 790x board be a better and cheaper choice?

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yeah, some other minor details on teh 4P..less sata and USB too, i think. either board is decently priced compared to what others offer for the same features, but not many boards out there yet ATM too...
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Thanks. These 2 boards do not have eSata. Is it important and faster than USB external drive?
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4P and 5P have esata pci-brackets. Yes, it is faster.
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For the 4P, do I need to use dual channel DDR3 or can I use 3x2GB triple channel which seems to be cheaper?
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