Motherboard Recommendations

pcpro178

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I'm thinking of building a high-performance-good-value gaming computer that can support three monitors and (hopefully) have some future upgrade capacity, but I'm a bit ;) lost on what motherboard to use.

This is the processor I would like to use:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

What motherboard do you recommend? If there's a different AMD processor you'd recommend, please speak up! :)

EDIT

I'm leaning toward one of these:

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Which do you think is better?
 

itzdanielp

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Both board are pretty much the same except for the manafactuer.

I personally prefer (along with a lot of posters here) the Asus boards, but there are people who prefer the Gigabyte boards. honestly they have the same features, and are both great boards. I can't really say one is better, except for the preference of liking Asus better.


If you can't choose, which color scheme do you like better?
 

itzdanielp

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Both board are pretty much the same except for the manafactuer.

I personally prefer (along with a lot of posters here) the Asus boards, but there are people who prefer the Gigabyte boards. honestly they have the same features, and are both great boards. I can't really say one is better, except for the preference of liking Asus better.


If you can't choose, which color scheme do you like better?
 

pcpro178

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What do you mean by "sensitive to RAM?"
 

beenthere

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A lot of the top brand RAM does not function without issues in Asus mobos because they push the design limits beyond industry standards and then hardware conflicts can result. The power supply circuits have also been shaky on some Asus mobo models.
 

pcpro178

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That's good to know. Thanks.
 

itzdanielp

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I have never had that problem at all, I have used Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, and G-Skill all in ASUS's and have never had a problem. As I mentioned earlier it is only personal preference as both boards are well made.
 

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