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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(OC)/1866
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Matthew R.
  • 7/20/2014 7:27:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVERY dissapointed

Pros: Worked well, while it lasted

Cons: Died 2 days outside of Newegg 30 day warranty. Won't even go into BIOS anymore. So much for "Durable" Dual bios doesn't do you much good if you cant even boot into it to change to the other. VERY disappointed this is my 4th Gigabyte board, the first time I have bought a high end one from them. Will probably be the last. I have purchased 99 dollar boards from them years ago that still work fine to this day. VERY disappointed.

Other Thoughts: Expected a lot more from a 200 motherboard. I use it for HTPC and now cannot watch any movies due to a failed, expensive product.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 112032 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • John S.
  • 6/21/2014 8:41:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsJust sayin'

Pros: Great looking board.

Cons: None that I know of.
I wish I could afford such a nice board.

Other Thoughts: Hey Adam... Last time I heard a high pitched squeal from my mobo speaker was when I did MY first build. It was a Socket A Athlon and when I got the sound, I shut it down and tried again. It then squealed and died. Mobo dead and processor fried.
Maybe just disconnecting the speaker is not such a good idea.

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  • Adam B.
  • 6/19/2014 4:07:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard

Pros: Works great, I'm a new PC builder and this was my first computer build.. Everything seems to be working except for a couple things which were more just annoyances than anything. Not worth an RMA in my opinion

Cons: OK so here's why I took an egg off.. Everything worked great when I first loaded Windows 8.1 OEM on my system.. I reboot, and then suddenly the speaker on the motherboard shoots out this high pitched frequency and wouldn't stop.. I flashed a new update to the bios and it still does it.. A really big annoyance, but no hard really in removing the speaker..

The other issues are the boosted USB 3.0 ports go slower than the 2.0 ports.. There is a significant difference in speed.. Not anything too big since I don't really rely on the USB ports for transferring data, all my drives are internal so the one or two times I need to use the USB for transferring data usually isn't for anything more than a gig or two..

Other Thoughts: Overall, for my first build it's a great motherboard.. The bios is pretty nice as well, better than the standard text displays.. Has actual graphics built in with a menu that you can use your mouse to control. Has lots of options that I haven't seen in standard store bought computers.. The manual is very handy so please do use it.. Helped me get out of a few pickles :)

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  • John W.
  • 6/17/2014 6:54:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The quality I've come to expect form GIGABYTE.

Cons: none, and this is my fourth GIGABYTE MB.

Other Thoughts: I would have a hard time buying anything else.

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  • courtney s.
  • 6/6/2014 12:09:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Stable MB

Pros: Its a very stable mother board that stays cool under extreme duress. Extremely fast compared to some intel boards and very reasonably priced. I am pretty satisfied up to this point with very few hick ups. Windows 8.1 on the other hand can cause some of the many issues folks complain about. Rock solid knock on wood heehee

Cons: Does not like windows 8.1 all to well but it copes with it like a raccoon that's in your attic makin all sorts of noise heehee.

Other Thoughts: Its a great buy for the money for those gamers out thier who are on a sever budget.

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  • Carl L.
  • 6/1/2014 8:10:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlways trust Gigabyte

Pros: Fantastic performance, I have been a long time user of Gigabyte motherboards. Always appreciated the higher ram capabilities. This motherboard does not disappoint. I updated from an older board (gigabyte) to utilize Solidworks and I have been very happy with the capability and performance.

Cons: clearance between memory and CPU is becoming an issue as memory now usually comes with heat sinks. Utilizing a slightly modified Ultra Active CPU Heat sink had to reverse the heat sink to clean the memory. Seems to be a common issue with all motherboards and not exclusive to this make and model.

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  • William K.
  • 6/1/2014 11:01:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Good connectivity, and sli/xfire options are nice for 3 way set up. have not had any issues with this board. Will be upgrading soon only due to wanting to get newer technology. This will pass to my kids for their gaming pc.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Definitely a great board and I highly recommend it for an amd build you will not be disappointed.

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  • Michael G.
  • 4/26/2014 11:55:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA - Do Not Buy

Pros: NONE

Cons: The motherboard was dead on arrival. When you call customer service, you get sent to voice mail. You then need to use their horrible website which still does not let you speak to a person. They're incredibly slow to respond through email and unhelpful. I will absolutely never buy anything from Gigabyte again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 109240 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

For technical support service you may contact us at 626-854-9338 option 3.

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  • Stephan R.
  • 4/18/2014 8:38:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHorrible Audio Noise

Pros: A visually appealing board.

Cons: I actually owned the ud7 for much longer than this ud5, but it died on me, and now I've found that my second Gigabyte board in a row is less than satisfactory, because although this one is still working, it emits horrific noise in the audio (i've tried multiple audio devices, plugged both into the back and through the front-end audio, and with various driver/bios updates). The noise clearly reacts to the various activities that I perform (i.e. a mouse movement causes a whirring to become a buzzing, etc. etc.). That aside, I'd also like to call out Gigabyte for the disgusting act of including bloatware on their driver CD. When I realized that it was trying to install norton, even killing the task and reentering the CD wouldn't stop the job, and the installation just continued. That aside, I don't like the placement of the PCI slots as opposed to my old UD7, and nothing else really stands out on this board to make it worth the money. I wholeheartedly regret not moving to another brand when my UD7 died, and now I'm stuck with yet ANOTHER bad Gigabyte product, as I am under an FPO military address and Newegg would rather make my life miserable trying to return an item than support the military. I've been a Gigabyte user since my Uncle showed me into the hobby seven years ago and have literally never purchased another brand of motherboard, but this has made me sick and I won't be buying Gigabyte again.

Other Thoughts: The short story is that there just isn't really anything about this board that is better than some other particular choices out right now, and I've have bad results throughout this line of boards (although I haven't tried the ud3).

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108979 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • David B.
  • 4/17/2014 8:22:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but has limitations

Pros: High Quality

Cons: Limited

Other Thoughts: I bought this board due to the quality and having 8 sata connections. I have a dual boot system. Now, I should have installed WinXP with AHCI, but I didn't understand that I would have to get the driver into the install CD, or really, I didn't think about it. No floppies. The limitation with the board though, is if the first 4 sata ports aren't set to AHCI or RAID, then the next 2 ports aren't enabled. Ports 6 and 7 are on another controller so they aren't effected. Because of this though the board only have 6 ports that are usable unless the condition I stated is met, and not 8. I needed 8.

Other than this I like the board. I bought eSATA to SATA cables to use my external ports to route into the computer as a workaround. Maybe one day I'll go through the hassle of getting WinXP to accept the AHCI setting, but I can't do a reinstall since no more WinXP support, or I don't get the last security updates after SP3.

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