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
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.
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.