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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice looking (if you like black). Good variety of I/O ports.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Got this board to go with AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz and it works great. Haven't tried any of the overclocking features and maybe never will. Runs fast and cool so far.

The only negative I might say is that the UEFI BIOS isn't as clean as what I’ve seen from ASRock; but I don't spend much time in the BIOS, so not a big deal.

Also considered an ASRock "Killer" board; but heard lots about heat problems, specifically on the Northbridge. Got Rev 4.0 of this board, and there is a nice heatpipe for the Northbridge. So far it's running cool (30C) with just the stock CPU cooler and 5 case fans. Probably will add water cooling in the future.

CORSAIR CX series CX750M 750W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Semi modular wiring. Power output.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Got this because of good experience using Corsair CX500M power supply. So far it's been doing great. Supplying AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz, Seagate HDD, and two older GTX 570 Superclocked video cards, plus 5 case fans with no problem. Draws about 450W under heavy graphics load.

The only con I might suggest is that the main power cable (non-modular) might be a bit short on full tower cases. This one went into a Rosewill R5, which is a large mid-tower, okay; but not much length left for more than that.

Rosewill RFBF-131411 - 140mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Fluid Dynamic Bearing, Super Quiet (Pack of 2)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fans are quiet and seem to move air fine.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Two fans included with mounting screws. Easily mounted in Rosewill R5 Black case. You will want to install the fans before installing your motherboard.


Richard S.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard S.

Date Joined: 07/22/12

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 09/03/13
  • Last Review: 06/28/15
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