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When shopping for a mobo on say Newegg, how can you tell if its good for overlocking? How do you know if the vCore is Unlocked to edit it? an if it has capabilities of clocking?

Also what other factors might you consider buying a motherboard for overclocking?
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you can look up reviews on the motherboard, like legit reviews, not newegg reviews. also, i look for a high power phase design, heatsinked VRMs, an overall good build quality.
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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

you can look up reviews on the motherboard, like legit reviews, not newegg reviews. also, i look for a high power phase design, heatsinked VRMs, an overall good build quality.

When you say "Legit Reviews" what are some good sites Besides OCN ov course.
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When you say "Legit Reviews" what are some good sites Besides OCN ov course.
anandtech, tomshardware, hothardware etc..
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