Help me choose an AMD board.

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by DSK, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Why you go intel instead DSK?
     
  2. DSK

    DSK Banned

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    I've not went anything yet

    still on the same system.

    waiting till the end of this month probably to do the jump.
     
  3. Sever

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    problem is, with the asus m4a79t deluxe board, the last two pcie slots are a little too close for anything worth quadfiring. the msi is the go for quadfire, but quadfire still isnt really worth it.

    id go with the gigabyte if you want something now.

    but if you can wait... 890fx boards are two months away...
     
  4. DSK

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    Yeah i mite just do that

    since 1/2 months is not long to wait.
     

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    Sever Ancient Guru

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    Nice could fold a few cards with that beast.
     
  7. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    ^ if they all come with single slot cooler, would be a good board for folding
     
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    MSI 790FX-GD70 (£129.00)
    MSI 790FX-GD70 (£129.00)

    there's three votes for ...

    Unfortunately I bought two boards

    Asus M4A785T-M/CSM
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    MSI 785GTM-E45

    I should return the Asus for the
    MSI 785GTM-E65

    reason being, VIA sound sucks wind.

    Realtek Audio ALC 889a is nicer.

    Comparing VIA to Realtek, Realtek any day over VIA.

    Via drivers, are hard to get, they don't update often and when they do they are still crappy.
     
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  9. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    My bad.:)
     
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    I agree. + the ALC889 can handle NON-Downsampled Blu Ray with PowerDVD.
     

  11. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    If you want a nicer sounding card, get the ASUS Xonar D1, you'll get much better sound than both the VIA and Realtek solutions ... better than just RMAing a board just because of that minute issue which is a non issue.

    deltatux
     
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    There seems to be lots of manufacturing problems with MBs these days, I'd definitely read the reviews carefully before buying. I've never tried MSI MBs since they only have a 1 year warranty, I make sure the board has at least a 3 year. I USED to recommend Gigabyte, but it's been suffering snafus in their boards like the rest. Also, they are slow in updating their BIOS, so make sure that the board's been out for like 6 months first. Also notice how close the ram seats to the cpu there...
     
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    VIA audio is crappy. its rated at 85db snr last time i checked.

    realtek alc889a onboard audio is rated at 108db snr, which is better than almost all usb audio solutions. only thing better is a proper sound card.
     
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    I can't give you an opinion on a sound card, but I will happily recommend the Gigabyte for a motherboard.

    It's stable, fast and overclocks nicely, as too are the others I assume, so I guess it'll be personal preference for you, in the end.
     
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    Think i'll wait for this

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    ^^ +1 on that. Awesome.
     
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    Not bad, but if you're looking to run OC I'd prefer one of these addages to the NorthBridge (Heat Pipe above the board more elevation than the one on that board above) look at this picture:

    Also, the elevation on the MSI 785GM-E65 is much higher | them heatpipes help a great deal, keeps not only the NB cooler but, the Main board.
     
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    Delta,

    I had to RMA Asus board, because of the Voltage regulator.

    Went and bought MSI-785GM-E65, what a sweet board.

    The BIOS is great. Much better than the Giga and Asus. Easy to OC.
    Has the UMA+Sideport extra memory for HD graphics which easily OC's to 1700MHz. Yeow! But, I don't use it.

    As the trend is going upwards, this will eventually top out till they can go no further and then, come up with AGP solution? Or even, nah, IGP onboard zippy cards that replace having to buy a Fat Card to stick in the PCI slot using molex plugs for extra power.

    I would like to see, onboard videos with 4 to 8 optioned GPU's and DDR5 and higher Sideport memory. This way my board is the entire solution.
    Crossfire/SLI onboard. It looks like maybe MSI is heading that way?

    So far, Asus M4A785T-M board, no go, Gigabyte 785-US2H no go. Both had some problem out of the box.

    This MSI is without problems, RAM slot has no defect, voltage regulator doesn't go up and down causing crashes.

    QA Production has dropped in percentage at these factories? QA down drastically?

    Never know if your board is lemon until you set it up.

    What happened to the darn lemon law?

    Now, I'm able to look at the CPU and see the correct voltages and run stable benchmarks.

    Thanks for your input guys.
     

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