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flash - i don't think everyone is against me, sorry it seems like that. I just don't like seeing a unicorn of a motherboard go unrecognized(how many new mATX AM3+ boards are running around with usb 3.0, sata 6, functional layouts, solid bios options, and great passive mosfet and northbridge heatsinks?). To see people deride the board that have never even touched it is doubly ridiculous to me. Nobody here has suggested this is a motherboard to compete with 990x FX motherboards - for me it is just a $15 giggle fest of awesomeness that allowed me to dump intel without having to use an APU or x4. That I can OC an 8-core well over 5GHz for grins is just a bonus wink.gif

I'd love for any of those claiming this isn't the best AM3+ mATX for whatever purpose, state said purpose and present said motherboard. As far as I'm concerned, this is as good as AM3+ mATX motherboards get. (I also think the 8370e goes really, really well with it, hehehe). Lovin this setup!
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I just wanted to add my 2 cents to this. I wouldn't put 5GHz through this board no matter what the voltage but to each its own. the Asrock 970m Pro3 is a very solid board if you use it @ stock or keep it in range of the stock turbo clocks. There are currently no readily available SATA 3.0 / USB 3.0 mATX that matches the number of ports this board offers. I would gladly give up a high OC for usable ports. I think that what ever on is getting lost on. Regular people do come to this website for advice (WILL NEVER OC) and just going by the post on the website this board could be see as horrible but when used @ stock / mid OC this is a decent mATX that has the most recent chipset that is available for a AMD AM3+.

All is null in void if someone can find me a post of this board blowing a mosfet under normal use but I couldn't find one. Also everyone seems to forget that this was AMD bottom tier chipset. Some manufacturers did make the chipset better than others but by AMD own classification this was really only office/OEM chipset.

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This thread makes me die of laughter...
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Yep. This is what happens when you have to decide between bad and worst.
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I just wanted to add my 2 cents to this. I wouldn't put 5GHz through this board no matter what the voltage but to each its own. the Asrock 970m Pro3 is a very solid board if you use it @ stock or keep it in range of the stock turbo clocks.

Yeah but who the hell wants to do that with an FX chip?tongue.gif
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Yeah but who the hell wants to do that with an FX chip?tongue.gif

some people would, in fairness there are certain usage case where raw core count matters more than IPC.
look at avoton processors, they have roughly half the IPC of AMD's piledriver cores.

on that note, an 8core piledriver being ran at their tightest possible voltage can get very efficient.
it is theoretically possible to run an FX-8320E with a passive heatsink.
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To add opinion,
I would never ever put FX83xx on anything which have Asrock label.

I have my share of bad times with those boards. Never again.

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Ok, I've been told he will be waiting til black friday and look for some deals before purchasing his new system, so the parts I can get will have to wait.

I will be using a Hyper 212 EVO on the system.
This is the board I am looking at currently as it can be found where I live: http://www.gigabyte.se/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5195#ov

Revision 6 is the one in stock. 4+1 power phase and "support" for 125W which is enough for me as I wont overclock the 8320.
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Ok, I've been told he will be waiting til black friday and look for some deals before purchasing his new system, so the parts I can get will have to wait.

I will be using a Hyper 212 EVO on the system.
This is the board I am looking at currently as it can be found where I live: http://www.gigabyte.se/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5195#ov

Revision 6 is the one in stock. 4+1 power phase and "support" for 125W which is enough for me as I wont overclock the 8320.

Same one my BIL has, and definitely supports 125w processors. He's using it with a 955 though, the 125w version.
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If I wanted to oc a fx-6300 with the Asrock 970m pro3 would a top down cooler be best, or go with hyper 212 evo?
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