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How do i know if a motherboard supports overclocking or not ?

Please, can someone answer my question?
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Gigabyte motherboards have better VRMs as adridu59 said Asrock cheap out using D-PAK technology MOSFETs.

So for overclocking Gigabyte boards can overclock higher and better then Asrock within the same price range

I wouldn't say strictly, Gigabyte boards overclock higher and better than Asrock in that price range. There will be minimal difference, very minimal.
    
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I wouldn't say strictly, Gigabyte boards overclock higher and better than Asrock in that price range. There will be minimal difference, very minimal.
If you win by 1 mm you still win and i have had nothing but bad experience with Assrock every single board had a broken part or was total broken out of the box
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post #104 of 121
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If you win by 1 mm you still win and i have had nothing but bad experience with Assrock every single board had a broken part or was total broken out of the box

Unlucky I guess. I've seen a fair few Asrock boards, and built/overclocked with them, not had a single issue so far. I also know the UK has better quality control for components as they're tested before shipping. So that's probably a factor too.
    
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post #105 of 121
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Please, can someone answer my question?
There is no definitive answer to that. You gotta do your homework to find out which ones are good. Lurk around the forums, read reviews, find out the pro's and con's to the board you want.

But the board you should get is the one everyone told you to get, the Gigabyte UD3.
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I wouldn't say strictly, Gigabyte boards overclock higher and better than Asrock in that price range. There will be minimal difference, very minimal.

The biggest difference with Gigabyte is far cooler-running temperature and most of all reliability.
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Do those boards support overclocking?

It sure does, it's an UD3.
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ASUS is a no-no now, lots of problems and the only board worth buying are ROG boards but even that is ... you get it wink.gif
MSI = Explosion-grade
ASRock = Cheap AMD boards blow up that's the end of it
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ASUS is a no-no now, lots of problems and the only board worth buying are ROG boards but even that is ... you get it wink.gif
MSI = Explosion-grade
ASRock = Cheap AMD boards blow up that's the end of it
So in other words you hate everything...
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Guys c'mon, I've seen thousands of PC's with terrible components last for 10 years, stop nit picking.

But yes, the Gigabyte UD3 is the no-brainer, I was just saying there's not really that much of a difference. And the South Bridge does run hotter on the Asrocks... but, honestly... who cares. If you don't know what a SB is, you shouldn't be building PC's in my eyes, and certainly shouldn't be concerned with these somewhat more advanced issues.

Either way, you'll be happy with the performance, even if you got a Zoostorm PC and stuck an HD 7850 in it... I've had an i3 rig next to mine with an HD 7850, running Call of Duty Black Ops 2/Arma 2, and I can tell you now, you'd have to be a fruit bat to notice the visual/performance difference. The only major difference was my monitor. Switched them round and it looked/felt almost identical, and I'm obsessed with every minor detail of my PC... you have to make your mind up how far you want to go with this build. I can make your mind up for you and build you something that'd do what you asked without any issue, but you won't be satisfied with the result, because you'll want to know all about it, if you're getting best price/performance or whatever.

And I can tell you now, if you want this rig to last your Brother, I'd whack it on Scans finance, get something a little better, but pay the same as you thought, and pay whatever off whenever within the 9 month period. If you can't pay back by then, no worries, you can pay it monthly. Finance to me is a no-brainer, and if anything goes wrong, they treat you like a god, give you brand new components with no questions asked. Scan is brilliant.

Then you could get an i5 3570k, HD 7950/ HD 7970 or a GTX 660ti/ GTX 670, pick a case you actually LIKE, and go for it, pick the parts yourself, with almost no restrictions.
    
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post #110 of 121
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So in other words you hate everything...
Apart from gigabyte of course smile.gif
This is on the AMD motherboard camp, not the Intel boards. Asus and Asrock does well though tongue.gif Not so sure about MSI
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