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Upgrade my ASRock 970 Extreme 3 or not?

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I know its a cheap 4+1 phase board that heats up a lot during OCs, but now I'm thinking of water cooling the VRMs.

Will I be able to have a stable 5Ghz overclock under water with VRM waterblocks or should I upgrade to a Gigabyte UD5?

I can get to 4.7Ghz stable with CPU fan at max and a 80mm fan pointing straight at my tiny VRM heatsinks that has AS5 under it.
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Upgrade your board. A sabertooth 990fx gen 3 is also a good option.
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Upgrade your board. A sabertooth 990fx gen 3 is also a good option.

But its $30 more expensive than the UD5, which is already more than what I need frown.gif

I'll probably never do a 3 way SLI or XFire, but at least I can say I could right? wink.gif
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I heard that the UD5 had bad vdroop. I dont know if this was a problem with bulldozer or has been fixed but it is worth checking.
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