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March 11, 2013 9:16:09 PM

cant decide which is better for gaming:

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

please help!

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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b 4 Gaming
a b V Motherboard
March 11, 2013 9:25:01 PM
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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-...
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-ga970...
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

March 11, 2013 9:33:35 PM

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-...
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-ga970...
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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