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Which board is best for some overclocking?

Hello,I dislike spending much on components which do not impact performance much so aiming at some cheap motherboards mainly,which of these would be best option?

GA-970A-DS3P
GA-78LMT-S2PV
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
MSI 970A-G43
ASRock 970 PRO3
ASRock 970 PRO3 Extreme3

Most leaning towards MSI one,is it capable handling 212 evo cooler which is stick towards casual fx-6300? asus one seems nice except.. lack of heatsink on VPM and..can P4 handle the load?
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  1. GA970ADS3P VPM=4+1 with heatsink
    GA-78LMT-S2PV VPM=4+1 without heatsink
    ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 VPM=4+2 without heatsink
    MSI 970A-G43 VPM=4+1 without heatsink
    ASRock 970 PRO3 VPM=4+1 without heatsink
    ASRock 970 PRO3 Extreme3 VPM=4+1 with heatsink

    I will get the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 or ASRock Extreme3 or GA970ADS3P, if you are in UK or USA then get the GA-970A-UD3P ( 8+2 VPM w/ heatsink ) that will be in your budget range, and you can use it with fx8 cpu too.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F5R9O46/?tag=pcp0f-21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128651
  2. Yeah the case is..not everybody's so lucky to be born in US or UK, so UD3P is pretty expensive here.. like.. 25$ more expensive than DS3P,thats some hard cash for me,ASRock seems to support 1333MHz ram max just like the ol' board i got atm (GA-H61M-S2-B3),btw i think i misstyped its called VRM not VPM?..didnt not understood what those 4+1 numbers mean anyway,sorry xD

    I was leaning towards MSI because it offered EPS12V 8pin,instead of casual P4 4 pin others offer,but as much as i read reviews it fries really fast, like eggs in the pan,so yeah..

    DS3P got 4+1 with heatsink while M5A97 LE got 4+2 without, could you explain what that means and in which situations one board is better and in which the other? I don't plan to overclock a lot, most likely only from stock 3,5GHz to 3,9GHz,but the board should be able to stay alive in long gaming sessions, I do not play games which gets my PC on full load.. more like 50-80% load 4-14 hours straight.
  3. Sorry the "VRM"
    The vrm provide the power to cpu, more phases will deliver more power to cpu for ocing.
    Also depends on where you are, if you are the hot climate countries, that you may consider to get one with heatsink.

    Also you may get the cooler like this http://www.coolingtechnique.com/img/rece/dissipatori/zalman/cnps8900-extreme/CNPS8900E_copertina.jpg then the cooler can cool the cpu, MOSFET ( vrm area), etc.
    The lower profile coolers like:
    Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B
    ZALMAN CNPS8900 Quiet
    Rexus CC-Shero-01-A
    Cooler Master GeminII M4
  4. uhm,depends on how you tractate "hot climate countries", im from kazakhstan so quite far from equator,but definetly doesnt feel like eternal winter either.

    by phases you meant both numbers combined? so, 4+1(5) is significantly worse than 4+2(6)?
    And as i said i already got cooler hyper 212 evo,link is broken too.
  5. random5 said:
    by phases you meant both numbers combined? so, 4+1(5) is significantly worse than 4+2(6)?

    1) Yes, the total #. 2) No. You can get either DS3P or M5A97 LE.
  6. thanks for explanation,but the main question remains unanswered, will I be able to overclock to like 3,9GHz with stable system and no damage to the motherboard if il pick DS3P or M5A97 LE?
  7. Best answer
    With the aftermarket cooler you have not problem to oc the fx6300 to 3.9ghz, I saw someone even can oc to lower 4ghz too. You may set the voltage (for cpu ocing) as lower as possible because higher voltage will cause higher temp. and you check it out here.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9uXysmgPi8
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