Originally Posted by AndyM95
Originally Posted by Gurabija
Ohh that sounds good. I think that the motherboard you suggested looks great. What about this one: MSI Z77 Mpower. It looks good and the spec seems to be good also.
And why are some 1155 sockets like £250 and some are £180 and have pretty much the same spec??
Generally the more expensive a motherboard is, the better the power delivery will be. So better quality MOSFETS, capacitors etc. This allows for better overclocking.. More expensive boards may also have a PLX chip which allows for more PCIe lanes.
That's why the UD3H is so good, it has similar quality power delivery components as some £200+ boards do.
The MPower is good and it looks awesome but the UD3H is better, the MPower doesn't support offset overclocking (AFAIK) which is odd for a board specifically designed for overclocking.
Yes yes yes.
In anycase, OP: these "good vrms" actually when put in context, are not worth an extra $50... unless you need XFIRE/SLI, a simple solid solution should work.
For me, 970a-ud3 worked wonders as the budget solution for AM3+ overclocking on my previous 955 and i recommend it everywhere if people are using single card solutions and need a minimal cost mobo that clocks well and is cheap.
If you fit the same category, there are similar equivalents in the Z77 selection. Just a heads up that you might not want to burn money buying features you won't use.