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Old 07-08-2009, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Annoying Question: Best AMD Motherboard right now?

I heard AMI BIOS got bought out, any idea on the time frame of the switch? I was doing some research on an i7 build and HOLY mother that would be expensive! Esp for an i7 920, X58 MB and SLI'd GTX280's. I'll stay with AMD Until I win the lottery or until I have $1500 to toss around.


Here's what I need with the board:

AM2+/AM3 socket (I'm running an AM2+ PII 940 tho)
790gx of fx
X-Fire 3 PCI-E Slots (Why is this so hard to find?)
1066 or 1200 DIMM Support
As Many USB's as possible
8 pin CPU Power plug
6 or 8 SATA slots
Award or Phoenix BIOS

Trying to stay away from Asus until they fix their BIOS.. (Don't ask unless u want me to rant.)


Sorry for the annoying question. Any help is appreciated..
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i dont know if these mobo's have the bios that you want, but they seem like the only ones (on n/e atleast) that fit your criteria.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-UD5P AM3&#47;AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

you said that you wanted 3 pci-e slots, so im gonna assume that you wanna use all 3. but that would mean that if you wanna go xfire, one of the gpu's will have to have a single slot cooler. that looks like the only way you're gonna get xfire and 3 usable pci-e slots.
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Default Re: Annoying Question: Best AMD Motherboard right now?

Never mind... I found what I was looking for, provided it has the BIOS I want.. It beat the UD4h.. I think this is my dream AMD Board! Has to looks too!

MSI 790fx GD70 .... I found a cheaper price tho.. But that one is stayin with me.. NE Site for reference..
Newegg.com - MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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