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

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
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  1. 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)
  2. 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?
  3. They really aren't designed for overclocking , 4+1 POWER PHASE BOARDS.
  4. http://www.wiredsystems.com/store/gigabyte-rev-1-0-atx-socket-am3-amd-990fx-usb-3-0-gigabit-ethernet-and-hd-audio-8-channel-motheboard-ga-990fxa-d3.html

    Gigabyte (rev. 1.0) ATX Socket AM3+ AMD 990FX, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and HD Audio 8-channel Motheboard (GA-990FXA-D3)
  5. 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-socket-am3-amd-990fx-usb-3-0-gigabit-ethernet-and-hd-audio-8-channel-motheboard-ga-990fxa-d3.html

    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)
  6. Best answer
    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.
  7. 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!
  8. Glad to help.
  9. 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?
  10. No it's not a very good board.
  11. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    No it's not a very good board.


    Then how about a ASRock 970 EXTREME4?
  12. Both boards are no better than the ASUS.
  13. 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
  14. Every CPU is different , some overclock well others are not so great , you won't know till you proceed.
  15. 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?
  16. No but you can MILD overclock with cooling.

    I prefer ASUS on most platforms.
  17. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    No but you can overclock with cooling.



    Thank you for another great answers from you sir, cheers!
  18. M5A97 (R2.0) < Has heatsinks , LE doesn't but people have overclocked on it to varying degrees.
  19. The UD3P I posted earlier is the only decent OC board in the 970 lineup.
  20. Thank you sir! I'll get back to you when we decided on the mobo.
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