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I wanted to go 5.6Ghz stable on my 6100 at all costs to beat my friends stock i7 2600k, we are both under water.

I wonder witch is the cheapest mobo i can get without having the VRMs overheat?

Dont worry about how Im gonna cool my CPU, I'm going to use a huge resevoir with ice bags in it.
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There's several problems with that: insulating the PCB from condensation (ice bags are a bad idea), FX-6100 has lower IPC (instructions per cycle) so more Ghz is not necessarily better , massive power consumption

You can opt for 970A chipset if your only goal is overclocking: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
^note the "U"

see http://www.overclock.net/t/1048912/official-gigabyte-ga-990xa-970a-series-owners-club-help-thread-fx-8350-support-added
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The GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3, would also be my suggestion for a cheap 8 phase board.

You can pick it up at the egg for less then 90 bucks right now Link
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I wanted to go 5.6Ghz stable on my 6100 at all costs to beat my friends stock i7 2600k

LOL!

You need 5.6Ghz to beat a stock 2600k? In what exactly?
    
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Thanks for the suggestions, Ill probably grab the gigabyte and use 80mm fans on the tiny Vrm heatsink, and water cool it if needed.

As for insulating the mobo, Im planning on painting it again.
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LOL!

You need 5.6Ghz to beat a stock 2600k? In what exactly?

Cinebench r11.5 muti cpu.

Its worth The bragging rights.
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Cinebench r11.5 muti cpu.

Its worth The bragging rights.

Oh for benching, no I gotcha. I thought you meant for gaming or something, I was like wut?
    
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post #8 of 9
Asrock 990FX extreme 4 is a the best board you can get for price. includes many legacy ports PCI/IDE, great overclocking, and has great VRMs

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157266
post #9 of 9
The best cheapest mobo for OC'ing is the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3, but 5.6GHz stable with a FX-6100 i think is nearly impossible under water cooling only...

(sorry for my bad english if i made any mistake writing something wrong)
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