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Old August 27, 2009, 12:04 AM
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Default Good AM2+ Board

Well my current AM2 board is a piece of crap, and I think it's about time to replace it.
I figure I'll get an AM2+ so I can upgrade when I have time and money. Here's what I'm looking for:

Preferably ASUS
Support for AM3 would be nice but not necessary
Usable PCI-E slot for my sound card
PCI-E 16x 2.0
Preferably CrossFire
Decent OC'er (don't need anything too crazy)
Soliod Board with some good features (Last board was an ASUS Ai Lifestyle Board and I really liked all the extra crap)

So if anyone out there knows there stuff it would help me out a lot!


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Old August 27, 2009, 08:30 PM
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Old August 27, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Something based on the 790X or 790FX chipset would be what you want IMO.

Don't really know what specific ASUS model to suggest though. And if you want proper AM3 support, you need DDR3. Though as of now, AM3 CPUs still support DDR2 RAM, but that may change later on down the road.
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Old August 28, 2009, 09:13 PM
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It's not ASUS, but:

Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P for DDR3
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P AMD790X ATX AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard - GA-MA790XT-UD4P In Canada.

Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P for DDR2
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 AMD790X DDR2 CrossFireX 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard - GA-MA790X-UD4P In Canada.

Both are about 125-130 CAD.
The only drawback might be that if in xfire, both pci-e 2.0 slots will be 8x.
But then, 16x yet has to show a measurable improvement over 8x, when desktop gpu's are used.
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