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which is better ASRock 970 extreme 3 or ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0. please help!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157394

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

i have a fx 8350 but on the asrock page it says the version 2.0 only supports the fx 8350 and the original one dosent. i just wanted to see if i should upgrade to the revised one because i can, since it says the 2.0 supports the fx 8350. please dont suggest other motherboards, thank guys.
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    If you have an FX-8350, then get the R2 as it supports it. You don't want motherboard suggestions, but be sure to take into account this note: "* For cooling the CPU and its surrounding components, please install a CPU cooler with a top-down blowing design." If you install another type of cooler, be sure you add a fan to cool the VRMs.
  2. Or get a better board for the same price that is meant to handle FX 8 core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128651
  3. rolli59 said:
    Or get a better board for the same price that is meant to handle FX 8 core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128651


    +1 for this suggestion

    It's only $20 more and has 8+2 phase power and great cooling for the chipset and VRUs. Will support an FX 8350 nicely.

    I can add from personal experience this is a great OC board. I was able to get an FX 6350 (* on sale at the time so I got it instead of an FX 6300) up to 4.95 GHz stable on it just this past week. Several nice BIOS features and solid components. Very happy with it, and worth every penny extra.
  4. The OP said in his post "please dont suggest other motherboards, thank guys." I agree better motherboards are available, but we probably shouldn't suggest them.
  5. GhislainG said:
    The OP said in his post "please dont suggest other motherboards, thank guys." I agree better motherboards are available, but we probably shouldn't suggest them.


    That is why I voted for your post but for the same price looking at the newegg links he can get a much better board at the egg.
  6. Honestly I don't understand why people sometimes don't want suggestions, but the OP may have good reasons to stick to an ASRock motherboard.
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