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MAC July 28, 2009 07:40 PM

GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 Motherboard Review Comment Thread
 
As proof that we dutifully listen to our forum members requests, we have just posted a review of the budget-friendly GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM3 motherboard, which is based on the mainstream AMD 770 chipset and features the SB700 southbridge. Retailing for as low as $77CDN (with MIR), this is a perfect motherboard for those who don't need CrossFire support and who aren't planning on breaking any overclocking world records.

If you have any comments and questions, you can post them here here, and I will do my best to answer them :canadianwave:


GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM3 Motherboard Review

geokilla July 28, 2009 08:26 PM

2 AMD motherboard reviews in such a short amount of time. WOW.

I'm impressed with this motherboard. If I was to build an AMD rig, I'd definitely consider using the GA-MA770-UD3. However I'll take only revision 2.0 since has SB710 and hopefully, a better board layout.

jcmaz July 28, 2009 08:50 PM

thanks for reviewing this :)

rapmaster July 28, 2009 08:52 PM

More AMD love :clap: :canadianwave:

Definitely a great budget board

TopDogZero July 28, 2009 09:52 PM

Quote:

  • 1 x Floppy Cable
  • 1 x IDE Cable
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Panel
  • ASUS front panel Q-Connector kit
  • Gigabyte Sticker
  • Multilingual Installation Guidebook

ASUS front panel Q-Connector kit on a Gigabyte board? Am I missing something.

Anyways good review.

ASharp July 28, 2009 10:11 PM

Awesome. Thanks for the review. Also, glad to see AMD getting some attention here. :haha:

Looks like a fantastic board. If you're looking for an AM3 board though, the GA-MA770T-UD3P is a good choice too for users looking to stay on a budget. The layout is very similar but with some improvements such as the 8pin CPU connector, SB710, and an 8+2 phase power design.

Good stuff. :thumb:

JD July 28, 2009 10:39 PM

One more typo:
Quote:

Here is a list of the items which are included with this motherboard:
  • 1 x Floppy Cable
  • 1 x IDE Cable
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Panel
  • ASUS front panel Q-Connector kit
  • Gigabyte Sticker
  • Multilingual Installation Guidebook

As you can see, the accessory bundle is somewhat bare, but it does come with the essentials. We would have appreciated an extra pair of SATA cables, since two seems a little stingy to us. Speaking of SATA cables, only one of the two cables is of the angled variety, but that is perfectly understandable given the location of this motherboard's SATA ports. Overall, this is an acceptable accessories bundle when one considers this model's bargain basement price.
You list 4 x SATA cables, but picture shows 2 and your paragraph says your disappointed with 2. And the Q-Connector as already mentioned.

Otherwise good review. Solid budget board which I figured would be the case anyways.

SKYMTL July 29, 2009 05:33 AM

You saw 'nuthin.

TopDogZero July 29, 2009 06:00 AM

Quote:

You saw 'nuthin.
HEHE:ph34r:

lyquid_Metal July 30, 2009 07:37 AM

This was a great buy, picked it up back in January with an amd 7750 chip, and smooth sailing ever since...


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