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Sounds good i will have to go the asrock route!
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I'm looking at the ASRocks right now. I've heard they have good quality but have poor support. Some great prices on 8 phase boards.

The Z68 Xtreme4 Gen3 is my Recommendation..

The Extreme3 Gen3 is rumored to be using low quality VRM's without RDS ON..not a biggie but everything still counts..could care less if you end up with a borked board without even taking a peek on the build..so as Sinos said its Quality over quantity for me..
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The Z68 Xtreme4 Gen3 is my Recommendation..
The Extreme3 Gen3 is rumored to be using low quality VRM's without RDS ON..not a biggie but everything still counts..could care less if you end up with a borked board without even taking a peek on the build..so as Sinos said its Quality over quantity for me..

Whats the quality of the the Extreme4 Gen3 P67
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Whats the quality of the the Extreme4 Gen3 P67

The EXTREME 4 series are built on the same Quality as the Basic/Pro series boards ASUS does..the EXTREME3 series are stripped Versions..i can't recommend you an EXTREME 3 if you're gonna be doing a 4.5Ghz 24/7 OC since degradation is taking place instantly even on stock..so stand more on the QUALITY side by giving in an extra for the EXTREME 4 Boards..i have a 990FX EXTREME 4 and its beastly SIMPLE in its own way..not too mention it can OC the way the FATALITY series does..the only thing it does not carry is the GOLDEN CAPS..and more PHASES

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phases have nothing to do with it really, but can be used to judge the overall quality of the power plane of a board.
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well more phases if they are being interleaved would result in lower ripple current, leading to less ripple. That is the point of more phases in terms of performance, but in terms of a SMPS, more phases=less time each phase is on, this is only if each phase is one at one time, and not 2 or 4 on at one time. But then more components being switched on in general=less efficiency, so more phases would = less efficiency b/c of component number might out weigh the benefit of keeping FETs on for a shorter period of time, of course some arrangement's have 3-4 FETs per phase which would change this all together. But then you have technology that can just use as many phases as needed. Oh and there is always that thing with more phase sbeing able to output more power, but at a certain point you don't need so much power, but if a FET is outputting less then that is good too.

8 phases is enough for SB, SBe eats power tho.
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