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Old 06-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best AMD AM3 motherboard...?

Yes, I am considering going AMD.

Now, I want the best AM3 mobo, but am a bit hesitant to spend 160 quid on an amd motherboard..but I may do it anyway :/

After a little research it seems the best are:
  • MSI 790FX-GD70
  • Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD5P
  • Asus M4A79T Deluxe

Which is the best of these 3 and why? I don't care about crossfire or anything...just want a very good overclocker.....

Also, what's better about the UD5P compared to the UD4P?
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I would recommend the ASUS. The top 4 OC records on the CPU-Z Validator all use that board, the last one being a UD5P.

The only differences between the UD4P and the UD5P is I think the UD5P has full x16 Crossfire, while the UD4P supports x8. Also, the UD5P has 10 SATA ports instead of 8, and dual gigabit instead of a single.

As far as overclocking, dunno if there's much of a difference. But I still recommend the ASUS. If you want to spend less money though, go for the UD4P.
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I love Gigabyte. My last 3 motherboards have been Gigabyte and now I have the Gigabyte AM3/AM2+/AM2 motherboard (790X UD4P) and absolutely love it! Overclocked my CPU easily, my GPU easily and had absolutely no problems.
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Asus M4A79T Deluxe
10 chokes next to the CPU, so power regulation will be very good.
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Default Re: Best AMD AM3 motherboard...?

THanks guys, after much research and some help at a few other forums I think I have decided on the Gigabyte UD4P.

The Asus is quite good but I've almost always had Asus and want to try something new...also the UD4P is quite a bit cheaper.

Still have not decided 100% if I want to switch yet though, as it will more than likely be a small downgrade from my Wolfdale setup...but on the other hand I've got a solid upgrade path and something new to play with

First is to swap my data over from my RAID array to my brand new WD Black 1TB ditching raid for now as I don't like all these drives and wires hanging around.
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I feel that is a good choice You wouldn't be disappointed.
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Wolfdale setup? Have you got a different one to the pc in your sig?

A Phenom II should be a slight upgrade from your Q6600 - and should be able to overclock better with some love.
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