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This is a new mobo ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 and would like to know how many phases it has? Can I use it for overclocking?
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from what i can tell it could be 4+2 phase design..
tho i dont really think its a good choice for overclocking due to no VRM cooling and poor chipset cooling
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Low end board.  Different VRM design from the higher quality 970 Extreme3 and others.  3 transistor VRM setup.  No cooling.  I'm too not a huge fan of the PCI-E x16 slot placement.  You can tell just by design features (look at the awkward positioning of the IDE connector! Also it's a bit smaller than a regular ATX board) that this board had more "cost savings" than "quality" in mind.

 

However, it is a huge improvement from what you have now (extremely low end 3-phase power that was designed with AM2 dual cores, not AM3 quad cores, in mind) and I highly recommend that you buy it if there is absolutely nothing else that will be able to fit your budget and you intend to continue running 4 cores; of course, you should ensure VRM cooling and this may require further aftermarket solutions.  An even better board, however, is more ideal.  Perhaps where you buy from might have another at the same price.  From which country are you buying?

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Low end board.  Different VRM design from the higher quality 970 Extreme3 and others.  3 transistor VRM setup.  No cooling.  I'm too not a huge fan of the PCI-E x16 slot placement.  You can tell just by design features (look at the awkward positioning of the IDE connector! Also it's a bit smaller than a regular ATX board) that this board had more "cost savings" than "quality" in mind.

However, it is a huge improvement from what you have now (extremely low end 3-phase power that was designed with AM2 dual cores, not AM3 quad cores, in mind) and I highly recommend that you buy it if there is absolutely nothing else that will be able to fit your budget and you intend to continue running 4 cores; of course, you should ensure VRM cooling and this may require further aftermarket solutions.  An even better board, however, is more ideal.  Perhaps where you buy from might have another at the same price.  From which country are you buying?

Hi, I'm from Germany (Europe). The prizes here are a bit higher. It's about the same prize but in our currency like 19% higher. Here are some 2nd parts I'm watching at:

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 : http://www.ebay.de/itm/261019091015
ASUS M4A78T-E: http://www.ebay.de/itm/251056056767
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5: http://www.ebay.de/itm/261018095430
ASUS M4A87TD EVO: http://www.ebay.de/itm/160796051927
Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P: http://www.ebay.de/itm/130691834439
Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5: http://www.ebay.de/itm/320901609575
ASRock 890 FX Deluxe 3: http://www.ebay.de/itm/200755327912
ASUS M4A77TD PRO http://www.ebay.de/itm/110856078900

This are all taken from your list.
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yes any of thos mobo will work
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yes any of thos mobo will work

aggred ^^^^^ theres a good selection there, all are quality boards so pick one you like and in budget smile.gif
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