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Cheap 8+2 Phase Motherboard with SLI Support

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July 31, 2014 6:00:16 AM

Hello guys. I am about to build a custom computer, but I only have a $600 budget. I want to make a computer that is cheap now but can be upgraded later. I need a good motherboard now so that I don't have to buy another one when I want to upgrade my parts later.

Here's what I am looking for:

    SLI Support
    8+2 or 6+2 Power phase (I will eventually overclock)
    Onboard 3.0 Headers

I have found the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (, but it's a little pricey. There is also the MSI 970 GAMING ( but I can't find out definitively what power phase it has. Some say 4+2, some 6+2, and some 8+2.

I know I'm asking alot but if there is a cheaper motherboard I really need to find it.

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July 31, 2014 8:14:56 AM

The Asus board looks good, but other would there be many advantages to it over the MSI or Gigabyte? The MSI GD-65 is the cheapest so far, thanks for the power phase info on that.

Would the 6+2 phase be acceptable for overclocking? Is a 8+2 a huge difference than a 6+2?
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a c 1530 V Motherboard
July 31, 2014 8:18:19 AM

6+2 and DUAL card support. :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $89.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 11:18 EDT-0400

July 31, 2014 8:21:35 AM

I like the MSI above alot. The only question I have now is, should I spend extra money for a 8+2 phase or is the 8 phase acceptable for overclocking? Obviously I won't be doing hardcore overclocks on a $600 pc, maybe half a ghz at most.
a c 1530 V Motherboard
July 31, 2014 8:23:27 AM

The MSI is brand new and has a 6+2 power phase design and a good thermal design.

Look at that board above very nice.