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Old September 24, 2009, 07:31 AM
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I bought a CPU/MOBO package off a guy and during shipping it appears the Mobo was damaged and no longer works : DFI LANPARTY UT 790FX-M2R do any of the boards below compete or do better then the one that is now broke (still working with that seller from RFD to figure out how we are going to fix the situation.

The CPU I got was the AMD Phenom II 940 BE, so the board has to support that and my 8 GB of Crosair Dominator RAM

The one's I'm now looking at are :

Difference between

Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
Gigabyte MA770-UD3

Thanks in advance!
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Old September 24, 2009, 07:38 AM
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Usually motherboards wil lall perform the same unless you get into the high-end overclocking arena.

However, if the board was damaged in shipping and was insured, you should make a claim with the shipping company.
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Old September 24, 2009, 07:57 AM
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I'd go for option number two if you're not after x-fire
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Old September 24, 2009, 06:58 PM
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I'm hoping to make it my sons machine and put up some nice PPD (please see my signature kids computer), its mostly going to be for his games though.
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Old September 24, 2009, 07:12 PM
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For gaming and crunching, go with the cheapest board that offers the features you need. Like Sky said, high-end boards charge for features most people will never use and extreme overclocking performance. Any respectable mainstream board will give you the same crunching and gaming performance as the high-end boards, and they'll almost always clock chips to the same speeds on air and usually water as well. 90% of the time the CPU will bottom-out before the board, especially if it's an AMD chip. "Ohhh, low blow, low blow."
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Old September 24, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Higher end boards with good quality VRM/cooling WILL last longer though. I've seen some pretty brutally burned out VRMs in my day at the 1-2 year mark on cheap boards.
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