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Best budget motherboard for overclocking.

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Which of the following budget mobos is best in terms of overclocking capabilities for the AMD FX-8350 processor (i.e. stability and overclocking options):

Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Gigabyte GA990FXA-UD3
Asrock 990FX Extreme4

Or if there's any other budget motherboard alternatives you might find more interesting than these, please let me know.
post #2 of 4
I'd go with either of the Asus boards really, both will OC just fine and are fantastic quality.
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If you want further evidence of why to go with the ASUS, just go over to the Gigabyte 990FXA Owners thread and read the last 30-40 pages... the UD3 has a LOT of issues, specifically with the VRM heatsinks and warping due to the overheating problems the board has from it's design flaws, you'd be better off going with the ASUS M5A99FX Pro. The ASRock boards are really hit or miss... if you get a good board they perform great, but a lot of them has numerous issues if you get a bad board. They also use a 4-ply PCB on a lot of their stuff... weaker overall than the 6-ply ASUS and Gigabyte use.
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PPCS Uber D5 fully modded (matte black finish) ... Alphacool Cape Fuzion Core 30 Reservoir 12 (2-6 packs) Monsoon Free Center Compression... 6- Bitspower G 1/4 45 degree angle adapters - s... 
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My ud3 rev3 has been fine now that I have put an 80mm fan directly on my VRMs.. I can't really recommend this board though. Bios is garbage VRMs are junk NOT overclock friendly.
    
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