Choosing between the GIGABYTE 990X-GAMING SLI/GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 R5/ASUS M5A99FX PRO

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Strike105X, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Strike105X

    Strike105X Member Guru

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    GIGABYTE 990X-GAMING SLI

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    GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 R5

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    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

    The main things i'm interested are:

    -proper windows 10 driver support
    -overclocking above 4.6 Ghz (maybe i'm gonna get an FX83XX CPU in the future atm i have a FX4300)
    -XMP profile support for RAM.
    -decent vrm cooling.
     
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    IceVip Master Guru

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    Since i made a mistake once and read tons of bullcr*p about vrm cooling if i were
    to make another choice at picking a board for 4.6ghz+ then i'd go with asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0
    everything else is straight up cr*p in terms of vrm cooling.
     
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    Strike105X Member Guru

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    Unfortunately that one is unavailable from where i can get it, those are my only options.
     
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    Strike105X Member Guru

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    Decided on the Gigabyte 990X gaming motherboard in the end, it actually has an 11 phase design so i doubt it wouldn't be able to get me to 4.6 Ghz, the extra features and awesome price makes it just to good to pass up.
     

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    Everything from here can get you to 4.6 easily, problem is anything beyond that is pretty much off limits. Its a pretty bad loop actually, to get more than 4.6
    you need liquid cooling but for the vrms to be cool you need air cooling on the
    cpu so that it makes some kind of flow in the case. Having liquid makes the vrms
    overheat faster than ever. Speaking from personal experience here.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the heads up, 4.6 is really all i need for the tasks i'm interested in, its good that i can relly on that, the G990X has some pretty cool features and its much cheaper then the other two, that's why i wanted to go for it, i also plan on going on air, with my 212 hyper evo, no water cooling, though i plan to have a decent ventilated case.

    EDIT: in the end i went with the ASUS board, the vrm solution on the 990X doesn't seem reliable and i don't want to risk it.
     
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