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    New motherboard

    Hi,

    Unfortunately the USB ports have now stopped working on my gigabyte 890fxa-ud5 motherboard and the board is outside warranty. therefore I am looking to get a new motherboard. I have narrowed it down to these 2 below. I was wondering if anyone on here is using either of them and what their experiences are like?

    I currently have an AMD 1090t CPU and was wondering if its worth keeping that or is there something that outperforms that now?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...e-20-(x16)-atx

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...Fc3KtAodHwoA1w

    Many thanks,
    Last edited by wizkid; 10-01-2014 at 11:42 PM.

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    Re: New motherboard

    I would go for the Gigabyte out of those two purely because Gigabyte have a UK based RMA and are easier to deal with than Asus should things go wrong.

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    Re: New motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by pastymuncher View Post
    I would go for the Gigabyte out of those two purely because Gigabyte have a UK based RMA and are easier to deal with than Asus should things go wrong.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your response I've also found this one below that looks quite good.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/990FX%20Extreme9/

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    Re: New motherboard

    If you did want to upgrade your CPU, now would be the time to do it.
    Do you notice your current CPU slowing you down at all?

    Is this for gaming?

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    Re: New motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    If you did want to upgrade your CPU, now would be the time to do it.
    Do you notice your current CPU slowing you down at all?

    Is this for gaming?
    Hi,

    I havant noticed the current on slowing things down, but just wondered if there is anything better out there for gaming and given that I need a new board as well.

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    Re: New motherboard

    In most games it won't make a huge difference.
    It tends to matter a lot in simulations or RTS games.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/642-c...nce/page6.html
    http://www.techspot.com/review/648-s...nce/page4.html

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    Re: New motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    In most games it won't make a huge difference.
    It tends to matter a lot in simulations or RTS games.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/642-c...nce/page6.html
    http://www.techspot.com/review/648-s...nce/page4.html
    Ok, I'' stick with the current CPU. Do you know which Rev is best for the Gigabyte Mobo that I linked to in my first post?

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    Re: New motherboard

    Hi,

    Does anyone know what Rev for the gigabyte board listed in my first post is best?

    Also, I have now found another board that I am looking at: http://www.ebuyer.com/393398-asus-cr...FYWWtAodD00AYQ

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    Re: New motherboard

    Can you not get a PCI->USB card?

    its not a driver issue with the usb?

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    Re: New motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by wizkid View Post
    Unfortunately the USB ports have now stopped working on my gigabyte 890fxa-ud5 motherboard and the board is outside warranty. therefore I am looking to get a new motherboard. I have narrowed it down to these 2 below. I was wondering if anyone on here is using either of them and what their experiences are like?
    It's odd that all the USB ports should stop working - have you checked that it's not a driver problem that's causing the non-functional USB? You might not need a new mobo in which case...?

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    Re: New motherboard

    If you want Crossfire get one of these motherboards:

    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99X_EVO_R20/
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabertooth-9...rds=asus+990fx

    If you don't care about Crossfire get this motherboard:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/M5A97-EVO-R2...words=asus+970

    It will still get your Phenom II X6 to around 4GHZ with decent cooling.


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    Re: New motherboard

    Hi,

    I went for the Gigabyte board I linked to above but it arrived DOA, so I am now looking for an alternative board, I have narrowed it down to the following your thoughts would be much appreciated.

    http://uk.msi.com/product/mb/990FXA-...l#/?div=Detail

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR_V_FORMULAZ/

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/M5A97-EVO-R2...words=asus+970

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/990FX%20Extreme9/

    Many thanks,

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