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Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 OR ASRock 990FX Extreme3 OR Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 OR Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 OR Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0

Smackymander
  • 75 months ago

Hi I'm creating my first build, I would like to know which one of these motherboards to go for. I have no clue, I've been told that these are all good mother boards, but I'm not sure which one to go for. I realise someone made a post about 2 of these boards earlier, but I'm not sure which one to go for (the post was asking about 2 mobos instead of all the 5). For intrest, my build (currently) is http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/31I4g I have made a post about this in the past but I wasn't entirely sure. Thanks. Links to mobos; http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990xaud3 http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990fxextreme3 http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3 http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20 http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99xevor20

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

the best value to cost is the GA-990XA-UD3 though the M5A99X EVO R2.0 and GA-990FXA-UD3 are great choices well. the reason behind this is the sata support is good and offers raid, while keeping a good amount of usb connections.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

PCI-E bandwith:

990FX - X16/X16/X4->X16/X16->good for SLI/CF

990X - X16/X8/X4->X8/X8->not recommended to use for SLI/CF, but it would to the job

970 - X16,X4->same=>pretty bad for CF/SLI

VRM:

-990XA/990FXA-8+2

-M5A99X/M5A99FX-6+2

-Extreme3-4+1

Choose what's important to you.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally have the Gigabyte UD3, and so far have no complaints about it.

However, your build shows that you have a USB3.0 Header on your case, drop the MBs that do not offer the USB3.0 Header.

Next compare price and pick the cheapest board with some perks.

This board doesn't offer RAID support: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20 if you need/want that do not get it. (plus it's 100, the most expensive board you listed)

This board http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99xevor20 has lower PCI-E bandwith if you're going to SLI in the future, not recommended although it is cheaper.

This board does not have a USB 3.0 Header to go with your case http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990fxextreme3 Although it looks like the cheapest.

It may seem like I'm playing favorites but it just turned out that this board http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990xaud3 has a USB 3.0 Header and X16/X16 PCI-E bandwith, as well as offering RAID support. It is however missing an eSata port that some of the other boards offer.

In short pick what suites your needs, I recommend the Gigabyte UD3 as it's not really expensive and does what I need it to.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

it would be easier if you post links with the products

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry, put them in

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