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In order to keep my build at 1000.00 I had to change a few things as part of my build and I am wondering about this board CPU + Board.

 

There currently is a Combo deal going on right now with a 4670K + a MSI Z87-G43: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1325554

 

If I decide to OC it wont be much maybe a little but but it will not be anything extreme. Whats the Power Phases on this board and you you think its a decent OC board for small OC's?

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i see 6 phases. i think it will be fine for mild oc like 4-4.2.
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It's a 6-phase board, as the six "SFC" chokes around the perimeter give that away.
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

It's a 6-phase board, as the six "SFC" chokes around the perimeter give that away.

 

Thanks guys its been awhile since ive been into PCs and I actually forgot thats how you tell what the phase it. Im a moron lol

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G43 is seriously what we call "terrible" If you really want to scrimp get this instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128590
If it's anything like the previous g43 it's usually very cheap mosfets ...
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There's also a couple combos with the Asus Z87-A that come with a PSU. If you're planning on getting a new one anyway, this might be a way to jump into a better board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1330612

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1330610
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what do you think about this Combo $339.99. Its the same price as the 4670K + the MSI G43 

 

4670K + Gigabyte UD3H Z87

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1352785

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Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post

what do you think about this Combo $339.99. Its the same price as the 4670K + the MSI G43 

4670K + Gigabyte UD3H Z87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1352785
that one is much better. go for that.
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