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Look for something cheaper. No need to spend that much in a MB with no upgrade path.
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If I was buying a Z77 mobo today, it would probably be the MSI MPower Z77 thumb.gif

Ths is true.. only after purchasing the z77 formula did I find out that every mpower is hand tested and verified to OC a chip to a certain clock speed. thinking.gif
post #23 of 26
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also, how much of a real difference is there between 6 and 8 phases?

Each of those can pull 60A (on chokes and MOSFETs) so I don't think you'd be able to max them out, the CPU will reach frequency wall before.
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post #24 of 26
Black and red under 250= asrock professional

Black, and my choice under 250 = asus sabertooth

Black, and save a bit of cash because it's still a good board = asrock extreme6

The extreme6 is probably the best board for the price.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Look for something cheaper. No need to spend that much in a MB with no upgrade path.
I don't get what is with people saying that you need an upgrade path with intel mainstream socket; they upgrade so often that you really never have anywhere to go. This time it was Sandy-Ivy, and it really wasn't enough to justify upgrading.

Also, if you buy a good motherboard now, you probably won't have to buy another one for quite some time.
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Each of those can pull 60A (on chokes and MOSFETs) so I don't think you'd be able to max them out, the CPU will reach frequency wall before.
Doesn't the number of power phases do more than decrease the load on each MOSFET? Doesn't it decrease the ripple as well?
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Doesn't the number of power phases do more than decrease the load on each MOSFET? Doesn't it decrease the ripple as well?

That's not significant, unless you have a PSU coming from the 90s. wink.gif
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