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GIGABYTE GA-A75M-DS2 FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: everything it has works great.

Cons: not an overclocking board. knew that going into it.

pre-install drivers are a ***** but work great. should take an egg for this but will not because this board has served me well.

for the people that will have trouble with these drivers.

preinstall drivers will have to be burnt onto your windows install cd or on a (floppy which is easiest) or usb with a flash loading software.

Other Thoughts: bought this for my wife, she loves it.

2.7 lano quad core OC'ed to 3.4/3.5 stable on this board
visiontek hd 3870 512mb overclocked edition
500gb seagate 5400rpm drive
1 120mm front fan
1 120mm rear corsair fan on an h60 watercooler
rosewill line-m case
asus dvd writer
corsair 430 builder series psu
$401 setup

ASUS F2A85-V FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 3 pci and 4 pci-e slots and the. hundred or so hours of trail and error overclocking and this board still runs stable and everything works.

Cons: (the only reason i took an egg) for all the overclocking junk on here, it will not stress test stable past 4.5 or gets kinda glitchy and a couple BSOD's. i think it might be because of the NB. as long as you dont push the voltage of the north bridge too high it will run for a long time, seeing as i push this thing to 60c on the north bridge and 50c on SB constantly and it is still running.

Other Thoughts: one of the pci slots should be changed for a 3rd pci-e slot. for $99.99 just buy the asrock extreme6 if you want to overclock higher than 4.5, 4.6ghz or if you want 3 pci-e 16x/8x/4x slots/better NB and SB also.

a-10 5800k
2 visiontek hd 3870 512mb ddr4 overclocked edition
f2a85-v mobo
1tb seagate 7200rpm
h60 2x 2300rpm corsair fans
1 front blue Rosewill fan
corsair gs600 600watt psu
xtreeme team 2400mhz ram 2x4gb sticks
80gb intel ssd

gutted out an old sturdy pc desk and slapped a 90 degree slab of finished wood on top and tossed all these parts inside the droor slots made my own custom back bracket for the stand offs from my old rosewill challanger case for a nice area without a huge pc case to work in. so it gets kinda hot where it is because there are no fans blowing across the motherboard but still has good enough heatsinks on the board that even with the voltage up past 1.45 for nb it still stays below 60c unless its at 100% load for over 5 mins, ive never seen it hit past 61c on the nb.


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Display Name: john m.

Date Joined: 12/27/12

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  • First Review: 05/30/13
  • Last Review: 05/30/13
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