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The Better Motherboard

cant decide which is better for gaming:

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 or ASUS M5A97 R2.0

please help!
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    There would be very little differnce in gaming
    For overclocking though the ASUS is better

    You can check the overclocking reccomendations as well as some VRM info here
    http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database
    The gigabyte only two different models with only one being decent for OC and requiring extra VRM heatsinks
    The ASUS already has adequate cooling on the VRM's and is reccomended for OC

    They are very similar in price right now
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970ad3
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20

    The ASUS also has USB 3 headers for USB3 front panel connectors which makes it a better buy

    I would choose the ASUS
  2. stickmansam said:
    There would be very little differnce in gaming
    For overclocking though the ASUS is better

    You can check the overclocking reccomendations as well as some VRM info here
    http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database
    The gigabyte only two different models with only one being decent for OC and requiring extra VRM heatsinks
    The ASUS already has adequate cooling on the VRM's and is reccomended for OC

    They are very similar in price right now
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970ad3
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20

    The ASUS also has USB 3 headers for USB3 front panel connectors which makes it a better buy

    I would choose the ASUS



    ok thanks thats prolly the one i will go with
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