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Best, cheap AM3+ overclocking motherboard

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June 11, 2013 2:46:38 AM

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P
$59.99

ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+
$68.71

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+
$72.00

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+
$75.00

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AM3+
$99.99

ASRock 970 EXTREME4
$104.00

ASRock 990FX Extreme3
$122.00

MSI 990FXA-GD65
$129.00

Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
$145.00

http://motherboard.findthebest.com/compare/54-163/ASUS-...

heres a comparison for the last two, i have found that the MSI mother board also has a higher power phase of 8+2 which is apparently better for overclocking. I'm edging towards the MSI but if there are any same/better on this list let me know.

these are the only MB i have access to in this price range

and im guessing these cards will fit in my mid tower cooler master 430

thanks

EDIT i read that the MSI can only give a max 1.5v to the cpu, is this bad?
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June 11, 2013 6:11:39 AM

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 ( 4+1 phases w/ heatsink )
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ( 4+1 phases w/ heatsink, additional features like debug LED and good amount of fan controllers )
MSI 990FXA-GD65 ( 8+2 phases, nice price, SLI support. The GD65 V2 fixed voltage problem AFAIK, did you check it out )

Those are the good board for OC within their price range. Anyway I'd suggest checking the Gigabyte 970a-ud3 also, which packs 8+2 phases for a competitive price. Not sure why it didn't get listed here. Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 also offers great OC ability for a nice price, if you're from the US.
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June 11, 2013 6:41:12 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 ( 4+1 phases w/ heatsink )
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ( 4+1 phases w/ heatsink, additional features like debug LED and good amount of fan controllers )
MSI 990FXA-GD65 ( 8+2 phases, nice price, SLI support. The GD65 V2 fixed voltage problem AFAIK, did you check it out )

Those are the good board for OC within their price range. Anyway I'd suggest checking the Gigabyte 970a-ud3 also, which packs 8+2 phases for a competitive price. Not sure why it didn't get listed here. Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 also offers great OC ability for a nice price, if you're from the US.



ive come down to

GA-990FXA-UD3
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Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0

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June 11, 2013 7:00:52 AM

4+1 phases < D3 only
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June 11, 2013 7:04:57 AM

Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 < Real nice board , the best of the bunch listed.
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June 11, 2013 7:08:44 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 < Real nice board , the best of the bunch listed.


i think i'm going to go with that, it was what i was recommended originally. can you just confirm is it 6+2 phases for that board?
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June 11, 2013 7:12:17 AM

Evo is 6+2
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June 11, 2013 7:13:15 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Ah, the AU price. For just 129$ MSI 990FXA-GD65 would be the best bang-for-the-buck board there then :) 


I've seen allover the net that the gd65 has a power issue and i cant find a supplier for the v2 of it (i'm in Australia), and i doubt it'd be cheaper than the ASUS, so i'll definitely go with the ASUS! unless anyone else has a better idea
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June 11, 2013 7:13:33 AM

mumbomum said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 < Real nice board , the best of the bunch listed.


i think i'm going to go with that, it was what i was recommended originally. can you just confirm is it 6+2 phases for that board?


Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 : 6+2 phases
990FXA-UD3 : 8+2 phases.

More phases doesn't mean just more powers, but cleaner power also.
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June 11, 2013 7:13:43 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Evo is 6+2


cheers
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June 11, 2013 7:16:32 AM

Have fun with the build.
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June 11, 2013 7:20:09 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
mumbomum said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 < Real nice board , the best of the bunch listed.


i think i'm going to go with that, it was what i was recommended originally. can you just confirm is it 6+2 phases for that board?


Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 : 6+2 phases
990FXA-UD3 : 8+2 phases.

More phases doesn't mean just more powers, but cleaner power also.


motherboard master vs admin
http://i.imgur.com/y2Zwk.gif

here they discussed and chose the ASUS, but that 8+2 phase does make it sound alot better
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June 11, 2013 7:30:53 AM

I can't get that link to open ^ must be one of my Firefox addons blocking it.
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June 11, 2013 7:37:10 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/community/billboard.html if it has to come down to this :lol: 


SR-71 Blackbird said:
I can't get that link to open ^ must be one of my Firefox addons blocking it.


hahahaha, welp continued reading and the PRO version of the ASUS is set up to run 2 gpu @ 16x where as the other one i am looking at is set up primarily for one gpu

whats the case with the gigabyte in terms of 2 gpu's cause i wanna run two in the future
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June 11, 2013 7:43:00 AM

Both boards support dual card setups ( SLI and CrossfireX ) at full pci-e 2.0 X16 speed.
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September 14, 2013 10:09:43 AM

Thats true but the PRO version with SLI/Crossfire will perform 4% better because of 16x/16x vs 8x/8x, correct me if im wrong.
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