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Old March 18, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Default Motherboard's : AMD which one is better!

I have 2 motherboards and need to lose one of them. Curious which one I should keep and well you people have some of the best brains around so heres to hoping someone can help out!

Which of these 2 motherboards would I be better off keeping for another build.

1) Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H
2) Asus M3A79-T

Thanks in advance greatly appreciated also if you can please help with my other thread as well.

Thanks again!


Trayton Kilby

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Old March 18, 2010, 11:58 AM
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In my Own Opinion I would keep the Gigabyte board. They are truely awesome in my opinion, don't get me wrong I Love Asus boards too, but between those two if it was me, it would be GB all the way.


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Old March 18, 2010, 12:00 PM
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i have a preference for giga boards too, altough soem asus boards are super nice as well. my old p5q something wast he easiest board to oc i had up to date
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Old March 18, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I've had an equally awesome experience both with Asus and GB mid and high-end boards. I'd flip a coin.
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Old March 18, 2010, 02:47 PM
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I'd go with the M3A79-T. I have one myself and it's been solid for over a year now. I plan on running it for a long time yet. Before this mobo I had a MA790X-DS4 (similar to the Giggity your asking about) that died on me. It's mosfets popped with a 125W Phenom 9950. I think the 790FX is better then the 790GX chip too. The M3A79-T board has allot of better features like 8+2 phase power compared to the Giggity's 4+1 which make it, IMO a superior piece of equipment in comparison to the MA790GP-DS4H.

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Old March 19, 2010, 01:42 PM
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I would go with ASUS because their customer support is just awesome. Really easy to speak to a person, and a person without a hard to understand accent at that!
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Old March 19, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Honestly you won't go wrong with either. If one has a feature you want that the other doesn't then go for it. Otherwise it is just brand preference (my vote is for the ASUS).
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Old March 19, 2010, 06:48 PM
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Half a year ago I said this:

Originally Posted by 5ILVgeARX View Post
ahh that question again.

out of the 3.

Top choice for overclocking the 940 is the Asus 790FX + 750SB, then the gigabyte.

Asus 790FX + 750SB (enthusiast) /Asus 790FX+600SB (enthusiast too but rev 1 that doesn't overclock as well as the 750SB)
Gigabyte 790GX (mainstream)
I will still stick with that.

The asus FX has dual 16X, if you ever want to have multiple video cards and or 2-3 PCIE x1 cards your main video card slot won't be reduce to 8x

And 2 way crossfire vs 3 way
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Old March 21, 2010, 01:45 PM
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The gigabyte board hands down. Im wishing I didnt muck my DS4H up removing my watercooler and having to RMA the board. I paid a pretty penny for my DS4H when i got it new and it was worth every cent .The DS4H also achieved some amazing clock speeds as well great unlock rate with pehnoms. I cant speak for the asus board, but from what i have read from others its an excellent option as well. The only thing I would keep the asus over the gigabyte is RMA reasons. Asus has an RMA depot in markham so the process can be quick and painless without getting dinged by customs.

When I RMAd the gigabyte board it was a total shitshow - I sent my board to california where it ended up in mexico (not a border town in mexico, but a full 12 hours into mexico). After 45 days of RMA it finally arrived at the gigabyte depot and the board was replaced because they dont make the uber expensive DS4H boards anymore. Customs felt the need to flag my new board as a threat since it went from canada - us - mexico - us- canada, and then charged me 28 dollars in duty for the new board even though it was a replacement for a board i had purchased in canada.
I couldnt think of something snarky or interesting to put here this time around.

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