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i can't decide between these 2 motherboards.

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

or

ASUS M5A97

the M4A880TD has 8+2 power phase and the M5A97 has 4+2 power phase

the M4A880TD has core unlocker (very important to me)
but i don't know if the M5A970 has core unlocker or not but on the other hand its AM3+.

which one should i get?

EDIT i was wrong the M5a97 is only 4+2 Phase

Edited by philhalo66 - 7/30/11 at 11:09am
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I would get the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3...
Now other will come along and say to get the other one...
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post #3 of 13
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I would get the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3...
Now other will come along and say to get the other one...
i agree because i thought the other one was 6+2 but turns out its only 4+2 so that's more of a sidegrade IMO only problem is i can only afford 2GB ram because the EVO is more expensive
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What is your budget?
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What is your budget?
109 dollars maximum if i can help it
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Well you can get this.
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Well you can get this.
any reason why you suggest that over the ASUS board? i mean i haven't heard very good things about asrock and its only 4+1 power phase
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I am very happy with my M4A88TD-V Evo/USB3. Long name, good parts, decent overclockability.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
any reason why you suggest that over the ASUS board? i mean i haven't heard very good things about asrock and its only 4+1 power phase
quality of phases> quantity
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quality of phases> quantity
i still dont trust 4+1 phases for quad core overclocking. and i doubt asrock used anything quality on that board
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