Solved What Power Phase for Overclocking? Tags: Overclocking ASrock Power Last response: July 17, 2012 8:04 PM in Overclocking Share obubdeno July 17, 2012 7:52:16 PM Hey guys Im buying a New i5-2500k and will be overclocking it to 4.5ghz. Im looking at 2 different motherboards... ASRock Z77 Pro4 - $109.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... and ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 - $134.99 So a $30 Difference. The main difference in performance is Pro4= 4+2 Power Phase; Extreme4= 8+2 Power Phase Is the Extreme4 worth it or no? More about : power phase overclocking Best solution DJDeCiBeL a c 110 K Overclocking July 17, 2012 8:02:08 PM In general, it's worth it, yes. I have a board with only 4+2 myself and I wish I had gotten one with a better power design. More phases = more stable power delivery. Share dudewitbow a b K Overclocking July 17, 2012 8:03:06 PM if your dead on in overclocking to a great extent, the extra power phases will help(the extreme4 will also allot 8x/8x crossfire/sli if you ever plan to) m 0 l Related resources POwer phase and overclocking - Forum 4+1 Power Phase on Minor-ish Overclock - Forum What is best OC'ing MoBo with at least 8-phase power - Forum What is an 8 phase power design - Forum how does the amount of vrm power phases effect overclocking ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer obubdeno July 17, 2012 8:03:39 PM DJDeCiBeL said:In general, it's worth it, yes. I have a board with only 4+2 myself and I wish I had gotten one with a better power design. More phases = more stable power delivery. Thanks, Ill go with the Extreme4 then. m 0 l obubdeno July 17, 2012 8:04:00 PM Best answer selected by Obubdeno. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow to physically identify power phase of motherboard. Forum SolvedHow important is the VRM phase count for overclocking? Forum SolvedLow power phase and few LLC options; time to upgrade to a new mobo? Forum SolvedPower Phase Design/Quality Forum Solved8-Phase vs 16-Phase CPU Power Forum SolvedWhat power supply would be good for this machine when overclocking? Forum Solved8+2 vs 6+2+2 power phase? Forum SolvedMSI 970A-G46 stuck in loop (CPU power phase 1) after I turn it off! Forum SolvedExplain 16+2 power phase vs. 8+2 Forum SolvedPhase Power...? Forum SolvedFour-phase Power motherboards Forum Power phase Design Forum Power Phase Design Forum Power Phase Design Forum SolvedWhat power supply will work w/ overclocking? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !