Any issues with the power phases on this board? It's only 8+2 right? I'm considering it but other boards have 16 phase. I want a stable 4ghz clock with a i7-950.
Whatever the extra phases of a "16 phase" board do, they aren't necessary for good overclocks. I was able to do 4.2 ghz completely stable for a couple weeks, but I felt the voltage I needed for my chip was a notch too high and I backed off to 4.1 for 24/7 use. (it needed 1.39~1.4 volts for 4.2 ghz, and 1.38 volts for 4.1 ghz)
When researching the "phases" of power regulators I learned that the quality of the parts is much more important. A "2 phase" regulator can be just as stable as a 16 phase regulator if the parts are specced right. This board most likely uses higher spec caps and VRMs than previous ASUS boards so it doesn't need 16 phases.