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Asus a88xm plus or fm2 a88x extreme 4 + for htpc

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I salute the community, new member here with a question about those 2 motherboards. I already own an a8 6600k and i want to build and htpc with some other parts that i have laying around plus a cx 430 v1 psu. I want to spend less than 80 euros for a fm2+ motherboard, for instance 75 and in Greece at the 75 euro price range i can find only those two. I plan to play a bit with the clocks and to tweak the igpu and the cpu, especially i aim for a light 4.4 ghz cpu oc and the highest safe igpu oc that i could achieve with less than 1.3v on northbridge. I see that the asus has better heatsink on the vrm, which allows the air to pass way greater than asrock's vrm heatsink, but i also see that the asus has only a 4 pin power connection for the cpu and the asrock has an 8 pin. Ive read that asrock fm2+ motherboards have mediocre vrm and the asus has better, actually ive read the whole thread about the 860k, the thread called "Athlon 860k, anyone picking it up" and ive seen that a88xm plus had a good oc potential, asrock too. I am concerned about the 4 pin cpu connection on the asus and if that 4 pin will be a limiting factor when overclocking and might cause throttling or instability. Because im not sure which one to pick, im really open to hear your thoughts about these 2 motherboards, to finally find a solution. Thanks in advance thumb.gif.
Edited by Mult1C0r3CPU - 8/14/16 at 10:08am
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After some research i found reviews for these motherboards from a russian site, i just translated the pages and did my research but i still don't know which motherboard to pick. Any ideas ?

http://en.gecid.com/mboard/asus_a88xm-plus/?s=all

http://ru.gecid.com/mboard/asrock_fm2a88x_extreme4/?s=all
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