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Looking for the best bang for buck. Budget is limited and would like to have a good clocking board like the Z77X-UD3H was (for the money).
Ideally, price should bet between 150-200$ CAD (115-153$USD).

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Edit: Looks like budget should be more like 200-250$...
I`ve been looking for the number of VRM phase on the GA-Z170X-UD3 & UD5 but cannot find thinking.gif
Edited by Just a nickname - 10/11/15 at 8:19am
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You're not looking at a crusty old AM3+ 8 core that needs world class power delivery so as not to cause a fire. These chips will all overclock to the thermal limit of most AIO and air coolers on pretty much any 8 phase motherboard. Hell, you can even get away with 4+4. Maybe even 6.

Just get a decent motherboard that has the platform features you're looking for. People seem to think that we are living in 2004 and you need to get "THE" overclocking motherboard. Not the case. Buy your motherboard for the featureset you're after and just make sure it doesn't have junk power delivery and you're set. No need to spend more than $130-180 USD on your board

BTW the GA-Z170X-UD3 is 6+6 phase. I know that because I have google image search and I can count squares. tongue.gif
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You're not looking at a crusty old AM3+ 8 core that needs world class power delivery so as not to cause a fire. These chips will all overclock to the thermal limit of most AIO and air coolers on pretty much any 8 phase motherboard. Hell, you can even get away with 4+4. Maybe even 6.

Just get a decent motherboard that has the platform features you're looking for. People seem to think that we are living in 2004 and you need to get "THE" overclocking motherboard. Not the case. Buy your motherboard for the featureset you're after and just make sure it doesn't have junk power delivery and you're set. No need to spend more than $130-180 USD on your board

BTW the GA-Z170X-UD3 is 6+6 phase. I know that because I have google image search and I can count squares. tongue.gif

From past experience, a quality power delivery system makes all the difference when overclocking. You get lower voltage with better overclock.
Since I couldn't find much spec about the vrms, I wonder if all are digital now. Looking for a 6,8 phases board with digital vrms.

Features wise, I couldn't care less as ANY board got what I need. Single GPU, 3 drives and a couple of usb ports.
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From past experience, a quality power delivery system makes all the difference when overclocking. You get lower voltage with better overclock.
Since I couldn't find much spec about the vrms, I wonder if all are digital now. Looking for a 6,8 phases board with digital vrms.

Features wise, I couldn't care less as ANY board got what I need. Single GPU, 3 drives and a couple of usb ports.

That's less true today than it was when you bought your Sandybridge equipment. You don't need a Maximus VIII extreme to get a decent on-air or on-ALC OC on Skylake.
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That's less true today than it was when you bought your Sandybridge equipment. You don't need a Maximus VIII extreme to get a decent on-air or on-ALC OC on Skylake.

I don't want to be rude but you are not helping me. The asus maximus z170 is reputed as an awesome clocker. I am looking for other candidates. Not every board are the same and a good board will still make a difference.
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overclocking nowadays depends more on the chip rather than the mobo, the gigabyte board is pretty nice, however MSI stepped up considerably for the z170 series.
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It's mostly in the CPU with Z170, more than it has been before, that being said you wont notice much difference on air and there are some benefits with going with an overclocking edition product from many companies, but overall the differences aren't too apparent until you go into Ln2 overclocking.
    
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Even with delid + wc?
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