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MSI 970A-G43 or Asus M5A97 R2.0 for overclocking

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February 22, 2014 10:18:15 PM

Should i go for MSI 970A-G43 or Asus M5A97 R2.0? i am going to overclock my FX-6300 and i am using hyper 212x for cooling. The msi one is $30 cheaper in my place. thanks

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February 22, 2014 10:28:44 PM

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February 23, 2014 1:07:32 AM

Emerald said:
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what makes asus a better choice?
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February 23, 2014 7:05:20 AM

The asus has a vrm heatsink which is necessary for overclocking. The vrm (Voltage regulator module) delivers the voltage for the cpu. When you are overclocking, your processor needs more power and the vrm modules get hot. Anyway ive got the msi and made my own vrm heatsink out of an old playsration cooler and replaced the northbridge heatsink with stock fx 6300 cooler without the fan and it works fine for me. Ive overclocked my 6300 to 4,5 ghz for 24/7 use. But when you are not planning to mod the motherboard, i would go with the asus.
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