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 03/13/2013 04:37 AM
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I just bought an AMD FX 8350 CPU for a new build and am looking for the best mobo I can find for it. I was thinking about the ASUS Sabertoth 990FX Rev 2 mobo but am here looking to see what everyone thinks is the best mobo for this CPU.  Thanks!

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 03/13/2013 06:10 AM
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I love my GA-990FXA-UD7...  I highly recommend it.  As long as you get one that is NOT a rev 1.0 (rev 1.0 do NOT have LLC and it is rather good to have)





CPU: AMD FX-8350.||.Cooler: Corsair H80i
MB: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7.||.RAM: 8 GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 2000MHz (7-10-8-27-1T)
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932.||.PSU: Corsair HX750
GPU:Asus R9 270X DirectCU II TOP.||.Audio: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro w/ Logitech Z-5300e (5.1, 280W-RMS)
System Drive: 2xSamsung 840 Pro 128GB RAID0.||.Working Drive: 2xMushkin Chronos 60GB RAID0

 03/13/2013 05:00 PM
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you can't go wrong with the sabertooth


FX 8320// Asus Sabertooth R2.0 // HIS R9 280x //8Gb of 1866Mhz ram, H50 cooling, HX850W psu all stuffed into a NZXT Phantom case.

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 03/13/2013 06:40 PM
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If you are not big into overclocking go with the Sabertooth as it has a simpler UEFI (BIOS interface).  If you are knowledgable with overclocking and want more control go with the ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z.  This is a ROG (Republic of Gamers) class board and has a very big following which means a lot of information on the internet for you to use.  Also, since this is a very popular board if you wanted to get into water cooling most of the major water block manufacturers make a product to fit this motherboard specifically and most computer water cooling retails carry these products. 

That's the pro's for ASUS now for the cons....they have absolutely terrible customer service and tech support so keep that in mind if that is something that is important to you as you will feel the pain if you ever need to RMA the board.

That being said, all but one of my 8 rigs have ASUS motherboards in them, two of which are ASUS ROG class.    I am that big of a fan of them!



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 03/14/2013 03:45 AM
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I would go with the Sabertooth R2. I have no issues with it at all.


AMD 8350FX 4.5ghz//Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2//Zalman 9900Max//4x8gb Corsair Vengeance 1866//Corsair Force GT 90GB OS+240GB games ssd //WD 250gb Scorpio Black//PNY GTX680 sli//HP w2408h//Corsair hx1000//Antec 1200//Windows 8.1 x64

 03/14/2013 08:48 AM
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I use Crosshair V Formula-Z and at benchtable Crosshair V Formula. My friend has Sabertooth and what I know, for aircooling/liquid are Crosshair V and Sabertooth the same, so perfect . Better for you will be Sabertooth 2.0 because you cant update BIOS with Phenom before to use AMD FX CPU...


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