Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 vs Asus M5A97 R2.0 (NOT SOLVED)

Building a custom pc for the first time and just choosing all my components at the moment. What is the real difference between these two boards? (Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 - Asus M5A97 R2.0)
All I've heard is the EVO version has eSata ports, Firewire ports and it also has 6+2 power phase when the M5A97 R2.0 only has 4+2 power phase.
Is it worth the £10 extra? I'm on budget but can pay £10 more, but I've never used or really heard of eSata and Firewire ports but would the 6+2 power phase be a big difference?

Thanks :)
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    If you are planning on getting a higher end processor, such as a 8350 or 8320, you would probably want to get the evo edition because the better cpu will draw more power. With a less power hungry cpu it is not really necessary. This also depends on how much overclocking you want to do. For a lot of oc'ing get the evo, for less get the non-evo
  2. I'm getting the AMD FX 6300, I plan to overclock that a bit though.
  3. You should be fine with the non-evo. I had the board for a while and I ran a 8350 with a slight overclock and it was fine.
  4. Ok thanks. Would it be worth the £10 just to be safer for overclocking?
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