- AMD 790X
- Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron
- DDR3 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
4 and a 1/2 years and still going strong. 02/07/2014
This review is from: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Not a single issue to date... knock on wood. I like bigger full atx boards... there is just room to breath... I have had a phenom ii x 2 550 BE since day one, 4G g-skill DDR3 1333 both O.C'd. the BE @ 3.79 Ghz and DDR3 @1399 since day one without a hitch, hiccup, sputter or even heavy breathing.
I like where the fan connections are located on the board too.
After 41/2 years I'm going to upgrade... not the motherboard , just some other components.
I found a phenom ii x 6 1090T,and I'm replacing the HD4870 with a HD7870, 4 more G's of G-skill, a Seasonic 650, PCIe ESI Audiotechnik 7.1, Samsung 120GB EVO, that's the only thing I can think of that I wish I had of today's tech SATA 6Gig connections, other than that PCI 3.0 isn't a concern and I don't care about USB 3.0... I mean, who needs a usb device with that much bandwidth anyways? any peripheral worth having that much bus should be internal IMHO. USB 3.0 might be good for laptops with small SSD's that need an external for back up and storage... but , I've been down that road before and it's not fun to have to carry an extra USB connected hard drive around everywhere you go. dig it out of your bag... connect it... wait for windows to recognize it... sometimes it does... sometimes it doesn't... then where are you going to put it if you have limited space... I mean you bought a laptop for a reason, so you can be portable right... but now you've got to find a desk to put your laptop and your darnn external drives... ya, i bet USB 3.0 would be good for that.
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