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Hi, I'm planning to change my Asrock 990fx extreme3 by a new better one.
I want to OC my vishera FX 8350 to, at least, @4.8 GHZ. I don't know which of the following mobos is the best for OC and gaming with a crossfire configuration.

1. Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0==> 145€
2. Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z==> 205€
3. Asrock 990fx Extreme9==> 170€
4. Asrock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional ==> 163€

Please I need consistent responses, is the Extreme Engine Digi+ II, from formula-z, much better than ASUS DIGI+, from sabertooth, to reach that 4.8Ghz?
And what about 12+2 power phases from asrock 990fx extreme9 and fatal1ty?

Well, which one is better considering the money?
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by hermanoscabra View Post

Hi, I'm planning to change my Asrock 990fx extreme3 by a new better one.
I want to OC my vishera FX 8350 to, at least, @4.8 GHZ. I don't know which of the following mobos is the best for OC and gaming with a crossfire configuration.

1. Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0==> 145€
2. Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z==> 205€
3. Asrock 990fx Extreme9==> 170€
4. Asrock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional ==> 163€

Please I need consistent responses, is the Extreme Engine Digi+ II, from formula-z, much better than ASUS DIGI+, from sabertooth, to reach that 4.8Ghz?
And what about 12+2 power phases from asrock 990fx extreme9 and fatal1ty?

Well, which one is better considering the money?
Thanks.
I would go with Asus Sabertooth. Those AsRock are not true 12+2 Phase power. They are double 6+1 phase power.
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agreed Sabertooth

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and, that is bad?
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I would go with Asus Sabertooth. Those AsRock are not true 12+2 Phase power. They are double 6+1 phase power.

and, that is bad?
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Thought i would ask, Which Mobo would be good for 4.8+ on a 8350/8450, no Brand limit this time?
 
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and, that is bad?
Yes and no.
Yes.
1) Still have a Vdrop

No
1) You really don't need to worry and VRM overheating.
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Sabertooth is an amazing board, highly recommended.
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Just to even the odds some. I use the Fatality and can tell you it is super stable, and overclocks very well. Solid performer, and the bios is nice too. I am very happy with it. It installed with no issues.
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