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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard

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Pros: Excellent 4+1 VRM, Good BIOS

Cons: None for the price point

Great fully featured board.

Running FX-4100 in mine at the moment, 4.6Ghz 1.465v 24/7 stable.
The UEFI BIOS is easy to navigate and use, and handles VRM over-current / over-heat gracefully.

Had a hard time getting an overclock that would boot every time, but this may be due to my unlocked GTX465. It gave me similar issues with another, older, board.

I don't have an x6 or higher end FX to test in it, but I suspect that it would be able to achieve decent overclocks on either. Maybe not record breaking, but it seems to be miles ahead of most other products in this price bracket. The VRM is heatsinked, where the GA-970A-D3 has bare mosfets.
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard
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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandASRock
EAN4711140878355
FeaturePower Connector: 1x 24pin main power, 1x 8pin CPU power
Height9.6 inches
Length12 inches
Weight2.73 pounds
Width3.2 inches
LabelASRock
List Price$169.38
ManufacturerASRock
Model970 EXTREME3
MPN4711140878355
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameMOTHERBOARD
PublisherASRock
SKUE-ASR-970-EXTREME3
StudioASRock
TitleASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard
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