Asus M5A97 R2.0 or Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P

Hi. I am going to be overclocking and am wondering which motherboard would be better, the Asus M5A97 R2.0 or Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P? The UD3P is a bit cheaper, but offers a 8+2 power phase.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($151.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $665.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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  1. I would go for the gigabyte, given the better PWM. Also the Source 210 doesn't have front USB 3.0 ports, if thats something you want.
  2. I believe the gigabyte ud3p is the better board out of the two, but either one would do just fine.
  3. Best answer
    I'd get the Gigabyte.
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