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Which 970 mobo should i buy?

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Hi , so i want to buy a new mb to pair with FX-6300 and i need help in choosing which one is the best..

There is ASUS M5A97 R2.0 , MSI 970A-G46 and GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3.

I would like to OC a little bit if possible too, so i'm wondering which one should i go with. Thanks smile.gif
post #2 of 7
I don't like GA's exposed VRMs. MSI's G46 models are crappy overclockers(not very stable), but do x16 x8. Asus is ok. I'd forget all those and go with a GA-970A-D3P
    
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Do not, i repeat DO NOT get the MSI, i had that exact board and it was not a great overclocker at all. I was not happy with it.

I currently have a 990fxa-ud5 from gigabyte and im again not very impressed with giga either. I think i have rev 1.1 which has the same bios as the 970a-d3. It doesnt have alot of features.. and if the d3 doesnt have LLC then you really wont want it. (giga boards NEED LLC).

I would highly recommend going with the m5a97 r2.0. I have heard lots of good things about this board. No personal experience but asus usually has the best bios features.
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Running an ASROCK 970 Pro in my 24/7 server for 4 months so far and have had no problems.
Not sure of its overclockability due to the non cooled VRMs but it has been running very well with a FX8120
Rev 2.0 though, have heard many horror stories about the Rev 1.0
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post #5 of 7
If you can find a Biostar TA970XE then go with it. It is one of the best 970 mobo out there.
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i say put up a poll for the m5a97 pro r2, the biostar ta970xe and the asrock 970 pro. See what everyone thinks tongue.gif
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Ok guys, thank you for your answers. I also think i will go with ASUS , biostar and asrock are currently unavailable at the shop here.
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