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 Post subject: upgrade to AM3... which board?
PostPosted: Thu 07-01-2010 7:10PM 
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I have an AM3 PhenomII 945 3.0ghz currently in an xfx AM2+ 780a. It currently runs a stable 3.6 ghz.

I want to upgrade to an AM3 board so I can free up my AM2 board to use with an extra dual core 3000+ I have as a file server.

Of these options I'm looking at, what do you think is the best option? I probbly won't get an open box one, but that's what these link to.

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade to AM3... which board?
PostPosted: Thu 07-01-2010 7:51PM 
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I've always had great luck with Gigabyte and Asus board. Never gone wrong with any from either company.


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 Post subject: Re: upgrade to AM3... which board?
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ive got a lot of apps that come as .MSI, so that must be another good brand too


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 Post subject: Re: upgrade to AM3... which board?
PostPosted: Fri 07-02-2010 10:48AM 
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I think gigabyte might be the winnar, with it's 8 SATA ports and 2 oz copper.

I like the MSI nForce board because the onboard video lets me have all 4 monitors, but maybe it's time to upgrade to an eyefinity card anyway once I move to an ATI chipset, plus the MSI nVidia board has no USB3 and no SATA 6gb (the latter of which I don't give a crap about)

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade to AM3... which board?
PostPosted: Fri 07-02-2010 12:48PM 
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Cylord wrote:
ive got a lot of apps that come as .MSI, so that must be another good brand too


i see what you did there


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