Hello there oc community, i just recently bought msi z97 gaming 3 (slightly used) and i plan to do 4790k build with gtx 970. I originally planned for gaming 5 edition but since this was available for much cheaper and i do not plan to sli so i thought this would be good too. However after the purchase, i started searching about how to overclock properly and came across something called vrm and power phases and how important they are for overclocking. Now this board has 6 SFC labelled chokes so i assume it has 6 phase power design (that's how you count it, right?) And the gaming 5 edition has 8 of these SFC cubes so 8 phase (again, correct me if i am wrong). Now my question is that exactly how important is this phase thingy and will my motherboard be good enough for lets say 4.7 ghz 4790k stable overclock? Or will i encounter difficulties due to weak VRM? Do i need to worry about this stuff? I can sell this board and get the GAMING 5 edition but that would be a hassle i don't want to deal with until necessary. Thanks for your input!
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7/5/16 at 11:40pm