i am going to get the FX 6300 and i found that the MSI 990XA-GD55 has the 8+2 power phase but i heard bad things about in OCing,I myself don't tend to super overclock while i found ASUS M5A97 R2.0 much more loved but has lower powe phase 4+2,i am looking for the MSI for future Steamroller so i don't have any trouble with Power Phase and i will be using CM 212 Evo too so any suggestions?
i am living in Egypt and prices are so goddamn high and i don't have a big budget at all THE ONLY BOARDS are that fine with my budget are M5A97 r2.0/MSI 990XA-GD55/65/ GA-970A-D3 and i don't really want any SLI or Crossfire thing plus that Gigabyte UDs are not sold in our country! and the ASrock Extreme 3 is out of stock and no shop wants to restock anymore :l
I recommend asus M5A97evo2.0 if you will not run multiple video cards for gaming. I researched extensively the info available and since I am an engineer was able to weigh all attributes before making my investment. This Asus is a robust mobo with serious power supply hardware for CPU. I own one with FX-6300 and have already OC'd my fx to 4,8Ghz @ verified stability levels. I run 212EVO air cooler on CPU since I need a robust system and liquid cooling in my view isn't such. Get yourself a good computer case with excess of filtered clean air coming in vs exhausted and you will never have any dust accumulation on internal parts. I live in Europe, so I decided to get single voltage power supply form Corsair - VX550. So far it powers my rig quite well in spite of 36 deg, August weather outside.
BTW, I do like MSI having owned my previous computer (Athlon64 3200+) since 2004, which served me extremely well. However, having read a lot on the current FX/mobo topics it became clear that asus appears to be far more dedicated to AMD enthusiast market than MSI. Incidentally, I also considered Gigabyte with their many versions of UD however I was not convinced of their robustness with many reported tidbits of net info telling me that many users have problems with them.
go with Asus M5A97 R2.0, Msi is defectful , the vrm section is as hot as hell, which wont give you enough room for overclocking, newegg gives it 3 eggs, it goes with out saying that this mobo is noting but a piece of crap!!!by the way the only difference between 990x chipset and 970 is in sli support, so save your self some money if you are going to use a single graphic card, or amd crossfire.... if you need nvidia sli though buy a Gigabytes or asus with 990x chipset