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Old October 17, 2010, 02:56 PM
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you can get away with using cheaper sinks for them fets. theres a pack of 12 i believe for 5 bucks at ncix, older tipe not as good as enzotech but hey.
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Old October 17, 2010, 03:35 PM
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i am getting the Enzotech MST-88, at 15$ not gona bother trying to install smaller sinks.

just need to convince myself of witch ram to buy now.
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Old November 1, 2010, 10:04 AM
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Great Review!! I just bought this board based on the review here and I love it!! I will be modding a cooler from an old Thermaltake Volcano 7+ that I have kicking around for the Mosfets.
Bought this along with a PII 555BE and 4GB G.Skill F3-12800CL8D Ram with the Scythe Yasya to keep it all cool, successful unlock of other 2 cores, raised multiplier to 18 to hit 3.6mhz stable without increasing stock volts of 1.4 and still running a cool 39c under load.. :) haven't tried to go higher yet, I will in time but for now I am extremely happy with this setup!! beats the hell out of my old faithful Opty165@2.6ghz that it replaced!!
Phenom II X2 555BE Unlocked to X4@3.6ghz / GA-870A-UD3 / 4 Gig (2x2GB) G.Skill F3 Ripjaws / EVGA GTX260 / Skythe Yasya / Tagan 2 Force II 600W

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Old January 22, 2011, 12:36 AM
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Hai evryone i'm a new user, i also use the GA-870A-UD3 MoBo...its great, can support Phenom II X6 processor and can support up to 16Gb DDR3 RAM, also can put 2 PCi-e card for crossfire...haha..nice MoBo for intermediate gamers....

Now im using the Phenom II x4 955BE 3.20Ghz, ATI RADEON HD5770 Flex Edition....

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Old February 25, 2011, 12:48 PM
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So what ram are people using with this MB?

I have Asusu M2N32 right now with 2gig DDR2-800 and will be upgrading to this Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3.
My upgrade path started by swapping out my Athlon X2 6000+ for a Athlon II X4 640 both at 3.0GHz.
Then I replaced my EVGA GTS 8800 320MB GPU with a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Fermi 900MHZ 1GB.

I sure notice my Ram and 1000Mhz HT bus is holding my back on this good but old mother board. So I'll be getting this MB and DDR3 ram, Maybe a 64-120 Gig SSD if I can swing it!

Should I get 1866MHz ram and will it run at that speed, or does everything need to be OC'd to make it run that fast? Or do I just get 1600 or 1800 MHz sticks. I plan on 2x4Gig or 2x2Gig dual channel setup. I will likely purchase from NCIX online or any others in Vancouver, BC area.


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