Originally Posted by Chromate
Direct quote from Jacob over at the EVGA forums.
''Initially we looked into putting the VRM on a separate PCB, this allowed us to increase the VRM count because of the limited space.
Ultimately we found that this made the VRM performance a lot worse! If you think about it for a second... you have 8pin CPU power in on mainboard PCB, then it transfers over to daughter PCB, then back to the mainboard PCB! There is a big voltage drop because of this, ideally, the power phases should be as close to the CPU as possible.''
Well ok then, sounds like you heard what you wanted to hear.
I'm not saying it's a bad motherboard, it's a very good one. After you drooled over the vrm-daughter-board I just wanted to point out the general consensus around here is that it does not give you any additional OC. The quote from EVGA, to me, clinches it. You know, because they're in the business of making motherboards and I'm not.
I picked the ASRock board and have run it up to 4.8ghz very easily. Grab the Asus, ASRock, or EVGA depending on which one has the layout and features you like. They are all good boards and seems like they OC very similarly (pending reviews on EVGA, but I would be shocked if they released a board that wasn't).