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Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
5.9 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H

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Overall 10
10

Board lasted just under five years

Jason G., Newegg
4 February 2015
  • Summary: My original review stated i believed this board could easily provide five years of loyal service. I was off by two months, lol. Oh well. I am glad i bought this board, it provided years of faithful service to a technut who, while swapping components and such, had never before built a system.
  • Pros: It lasted five years, what more can be said? Here is my original review here on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/profile/reviews/N1o5L2lBbWg1Zml4T1cza1dzR3R1OS9lK01JRHBzRlE= I still like everything about this board.
  • Cons: I had a Western Digital external drive die on me. Apparently it did something major because within a few dies my motherboard's usb ports died out completely. Wont even recognize a keyboard or mouse. My only complaint would be that usb port failed to die itself without taking out the controller as...
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Overall 10
10

Best motherboard I ever owned!

Dan B., Newegg
27 November 2014
  • Summary: Honestly, even knowing that the southbridge was incorrectly listed, I still would have bought it. I am upgrading now anyway but, I m sure going to keep this motherboard!
  • Pros: I've bought this motherboard 5 years ago and had no real problems. I originally had a Phenom II x3 720 in here and upgraded to a Phenom II x4 965 a couple years later. That upgrade really made a huge difference. I use this motherboard almost all the time and its been on and running probably for a...
  • Cons: When I first bought this motherboard I was looking to unlock the 4th core on the Phenom II x3 720. Unfortunately, this motherboard lists its southbridge as AMD SB750. Well this is not true, its actually (at least in my case) SB700 according to CPU-Z. So what that meant was, I was unable to unlock...
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Overall 10
10

Timeless Mobo

Timothy R., Newegg
24 April 2014
  • Summary: Bought this board in 2009 for a new legacy XP system and it worked really well with 4GB Corsair Ram, XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard and the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz processor.
  • Pros: Inexpensive and great features to last beyond 5 years. Board is stable and going strong since 2009. Today it is running Windows 8.1 with 16GB RAM and almost 8TB of storage.
  • Cons: No cons so far. The XP set up was flawed, but that had nothing to do with the motherboard. Win 8.1 Pro is working quite well and all of the components are running well.
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Overall 10
10

rock solid

Riley N., Newegg
19 March 2014
  • Pros: I've had this since 2009 (5 years almost now) and have never had a problem with it. It runs great and after 5 years i've never had a problem with it. Will probably run another 5 years.
  • Cons: it's getting outdated.
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Overall 4
4.0

bad

austin w., Newegg
5 May 2012
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: Integrated video started failing almost immediately. I bought this like a year and a half ago, motherboard dead for no reason.
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Overall 8
8.0

no problems

Jonathan W., Newegg
23 April 2012
  • Pros: I've had this motherboard for 2 years. It works, no problems, which is great!
  • Cons: I've not tried the fancier surround sound, so can't vouch for it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Improving the score

LA F., Newegg
9 September 2011
  • Summary: I'm not sure if my previous problems were hardware or software. I assumed it was hardware, because it seemed pretty random, but with a switch to this less cutting-edge version of Linux, the crashes have stopped completely. The GPU still runs hot, and I still have a fan over it.
  • Pros: Now the system is very stable. What changed was an installation of Xubuntu.
  • Cons: The hassle of getting to this point.
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Overall 10
10

Nicely done

jon w., Newegg
7 February 2011
  • Summary: I keep products over a year before commenting, unless i have to return them. Very happy with this product. Onboard card is nice, but get a realy video card for gaming.
  • Pros: Works great, the Onboard video runs wow nicely (only used it twice bought a proper video card gtx275) Worked well out of the box, easy install, and everyone is placed in a easy access location.
  • Cons: Nothing, mine looks kind of crammed with 2 video cards, but thats not the mobo's fault.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not a bad board

David R., Newegg
27 August 2010
  • Summary: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor 4GB's Crucial Ballistix DD3 1600Mhz memory (running 8-8-8-24-36-2T) 150GB IDE Hard Drive (pulled from an old computer) Sony DVD-RW Drive (pulled from old computer) Corsair 750 PSU Coolermaster HAF 922 case Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
  • Pros: Not a bad board all things considered. The on-board video is great for average gaming believe it or not. It is capable of running SC2 with low settings @ 1366x768 with 30FPS, which is quite an accomplishment. WoW is playable with High settings at the same resolution with 40FPS, dropping down to 2...
  • Cons: After about 3 months the on-board video will start to fail, causing Windows Vista to hard-lock due to WMI errors. This is fixable by going into bios and setting the on-board video to use UMA only (as opposed to Sideport + UMA or just Sideport), which leads me to believe the 128MB DDR SidePort mem...
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Overall 10
10

790GX

Matthew B., Newegg
14 August 2010
  • Pros: Solid, easy setup Integrated graphics are plenty for a non-gamer like myself
  • Cons: none yet!
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