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Okay, i thought i knew which Mobo i wanted, but i found that two motherboards have almost the exact same options....They are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131534
or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131547

which should i get? They seem to have the exact same things except the word premium in the name, lol


**EDIT: The computer needs to be stable with some mild overclocking on my Intel 540....i kinda want it to be able to go to 3.8GHz if possible...I have a good cooler, so heat wont be a problem...just need to know which mobo would be better...and please tell me the truth and not just that the most expensive is the best
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Premium, of course.

It is worth the extra money, beefier caps = better handling power for the system when overclocked.
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Premium, of course.

It is worth the extra money, beefier caps = better handling power for the system when overclocked.
Well what is the advantage of it? It looks the same as the other one...and by the caps do you mean heatsink things for the mosfets?

EDIT: okay i see what you are talking about...had to get two side by side pictures...but is that all that is different? Thats surely not worth 40 dollars in price difference?
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Well, when you start to OC certain fsb and you can't pass that.....then you'll realize:

Funkeycasey: Damn We need more powah Scotty, more powah.....

Scotty: Sorry sir but we're at max and the engines cannot produce more thrust....We can't go any faster!

Funkeycasey: Damn! I should've bought a bigger engine...

Scotty: No crap sir! We got what we paid for.

Funkeycasey: Shut up Scotty, you smart ass!

I belive I've seen now two fellas regretting getting the non-Premium version, is it worth the extra $$$, IMO, yes and that's why I went for the Premium.

You're also getting a few extra things with the Premium besides the beefier CAPs. Optical out, FireWire, E-SATA, 1 more LAN, so for an extra $42 you're getting a good deal. Get it, you won't regret it.
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Ya, NEVER skimp AT ALL on motherboards. Every time I get a new board I get top-of-the-line, even though I may skimp on other things.
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Definitely get the premium its worth the little extra that it is for sure
    
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Okay, i will get the best one Thanks peeps!
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no problem
    
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