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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P vs Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

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May 12, 2014 10:23:18 AM

Which mobo do you think would fit to my specs? The only missing part is only the mobo because I have no any idea what is the best for my system. And I am planning to OC it to 4.3 ghz in the future.

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHZ
SAPPHIRE R9-270X 2GB GDDR5 256BIT DUAL-X BOOST & OC
GSKILL RIPJAWS 8GB (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Liteon DVDRW IHAS-124 24x Sata
Seasonic S12II 620W 80PLUS Bronze
Cooler Master K350 Casing
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Fan
May 12, 2014 10:44:29 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
If planning to overclock get this one , has a 8+2 power phase design.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $74.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-12 13:37 EDT-0400)


Trying to look for that mobo here in Philipines.

Is there any issues with Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P and Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 when OC'ng?
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May 12, 2014 10:47:05 AM

They really aren't designed for overclocking , 4+1 POWER PHASE BOARDS.
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May 12, 2014 10:53:39 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
They really aren't designed for overclocking , 4+1 POWER PHASE BOARDS.


SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.wiredsystems.com/store/gigabyte-rev-1-0-atx-...

Gigabyte (rev. 1.0) ATX Socket AM3+ AMD 990FX, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and HD Audio 8-channel Motheboard (GA-990FXA-D3)


SR-71 Blackbird said:
They really aren't designed for overclocking , 4+1 POWER PHASE BOARDS.



Aside from Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P and Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3, what mobo do you recommend? (Budget mobo)
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May 12, 2014 11:08:32 AM

Just get the ASUS you posted , with a decent cooler and it will allow for some mild overclocking.

The EVO cooler is a good choice.
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May 12, 2014 11:14:49 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Just get the ASUS you posted , with a decent cooler and it will allow for some mild overclocking.

The EVO cooler is a good choice.


Thank you sir!
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May 12, 2014 11:18:41 AM

Glad to help.
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May 12, 2014 5:14:21 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Glad to help.


Hi sir! It's me again, I just want to ask if Asrock 970 Extreme3 is better than Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P and Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 for OC'ng?
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May 12, 2014 5:21:44 PM

No it's not a very good board.
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May 12, 2014 5:26:11 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
No it's not a very good board.


Then how about a ASRock 970 EXTREME4?
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May 12, 2014 5:28:49 PM

Both boards are no better than the ASUS.
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May 12, 2014 5:36:25 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Both boards are no better than the ASUS.


So I'll stick with Asus M5A97 LE R2.0. Sir, you have any idea what is the highest ghz if I want to OC them using that ASUS?

*Pardon me for asking too much. :D 
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May 12, 2014 5:38:08 PM

Every CPU is different , some overclock well others are not so great , you won't know till you proceed.
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May 12, 2014 5:42:23 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Every CPU is different , some overclock well others are not so great , you won't know till you proceed.


But Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 has no VRM heatsink right?
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May 12, 2014 5:47:17 PM

No but you can MILD overclock with cooling.

I prefer ASUS on most platforms.

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May 12, 2014 5:48:35 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
No but you can overclock with cooling.



Thank you for another great answers from you sir, cheers!
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May 12, 2014 5:49:42 PM

M5A97 (R2.0) < Has heatsinks , LE doesn't but people have overclocked on it to varying degrees.
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May 12, 2014 5:50:56 PM

The UD3P I posted earlier is the only decent OC board in the 970 lineup.
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May 12, 2014 6:03:04 PM

Thank you sir! I'll get back to you when we decided on the mobo.
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