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MSI NF980-G65 vs GA-890GPA-UD3H ???


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I'm planning on building a computer from scratch and since this will be my first one... motherboards have never been important to me and I can't tell the difference between either of these.. can anyone help?

 

MSI NF980-G65 vs Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H

 

Any important hardware pieces that I thought I should mention...

 

Case - COOLER MASTER CM 690 II

Processor - AMD Phenom IIX6 Processor 1055T

Video Card - GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

 

Thanks!

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Yeah. One has an NVIDIA chipset and is SLI-ready, and the other has an AMD chipset and is CrossFire ready. Besides that, the 890GPA overclocks a tiny bit better. I've tested both personally.

 

The NF980-G65 does not feature USB 3.0 and SATA III also.

 

All in all, take the NF980-G65 only if you plan on running SLI later on.

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Cpu's almost always come with heatsinks, the only way they dont is if you buy an OEM cpu, which is just the cpu by itself. But the heatsink included with the X6 will be fine as long as you dont want to overclock.

Edited by AddictedGamer93

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no plans on SLI so I'm gonna grab the 890GA. another question... is it neccesary to install a heatsink? i always thought one would come stock... :whistling: i dont want my new computer frying out on me from day one :mellow:

If you dont SLI neither Crossfire, you can get the MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard for cheap!!! :P

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