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well the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 only has a 4+2 phase design so while think it will handle high OC's mild maybe OK. i would look to spend a bit more and get a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 with its 8+2 phase design.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514&Tpk=gigabyte%20990fxa-ud3&IsVirtualParent=1
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3894#ov

and an aftermarket cooler over the stock cooler if you want to overclock..

[edit] just saw you are in argentina. maybe look at the board LuckySe7ens recomended.
Edited by stubass - 5/13/13 at 9:57pm
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that 6 core will be better is almost everything except sc2 and skyrim, and overclocking will change even those cases.

If every single watt makes a difference for you, then the i5 uses less power. rolleyes.gif
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

well the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 only has a 4+2 phase design so while think it will handle high OC's mild maybe OK. i would look to spend a bit more and get a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 with its 8+2 phase design.
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http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3894#ov

and an aftermarket cooler over the stock cooler if you want to overclock..

So does the UD3 with the 970 chipset for less $

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4417#ov
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post #14 of 19
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well the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 only has a 4+2 phase design so while think it will handle high OC's mild maybe OK. i would look to spend a bit more and get a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 with its 8+2 phase design.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514&Tpk=gigabyte%20990fxa-ud3&IsVirtualParent=1
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3894#ov

and an aftermarket cooler over the stock cooler if you want to overclock..

So does the UD3 with the 970 chipset for less $

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4417#ov

yep, i edited that post to look at the board your sugested on the previous page
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yep, i edited that post to look at the board your sugested on the previous page
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post #16 of 19
That asus motherboard should be good for up to 4.8Ghz assuming you have adequate ventilation, but the UD3 is definitely a better board.
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post #17 of 19
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Actually, MSI's Intel boards aren't the flaming disasters that their corresponding AMD models are. This especially holds true at stock speeds for a 77w TDP non-OCable chip like the i5-3330.

I know that, but that board is fugly and not as nearly functional as the Asus board.
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Is the M5A97 R2.0 good? And could I overclock that FX-6300 with stock cooler

No overclocking on the stock cooler. It's not a good idea.
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No overclocking on the stock cooler. It's not a good idea.

With AMD's heatpipe coolers you have a bit of headroom. Usually it's around a 10% or so for the non-8xxx series.
   
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