Originally Posted by Subzero11
Well spending over 200$ for a mobo I think is to much and I won't do it. I've always bought in this range and always been happy with what I had. I used to buy prebuilt systems back in the day and I build my own now. Are you saying the P8P67 and the P8Z77-LE are garbage I don't believe that for a second. I also own a GTX550TI I guess thats budget too ? Guess what my system plays all the games I want. I don't have piles of money to throw around.Your not being helpful here.
The reason I want to go to this board cause it has a esata port on the back plus usb 3.0 native. Plus I'm sure it's still a little better than what I have. I just want to know if this board will OC good like my current board, and I'm not sure about this power phase stuff if it's important or not.
The two boards are very very similar. I see absolutely zero reason to go from one low end board to another one. If you really want a new board, I would suggest a slightly higher end one, like the z77 ASRock Extreme4 (or Extreme6), or the Biostar TZ77XE3 or TZ77XE4. All are under $150 motherboards, and would actually be an upgrade.
The power phases are very similar between the two boards you are looking at. So roughly 4.5GHz-4.8GHz (depending on your luck on your CPU) will be about the maximum you can pull from either. The highest you can get with your current board, that'll be the max on the new one too.
All I'm saying, is that if you're going to upgrade the board, at least make it a beneficial upgrade, instead of just wasting $100 on USB 3.0 (especially since VERY little uses it).