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OCing an ASRock 870extreme - safe?

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couldn't find an answer for this on the boards/online-

does the asrock 870 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-198-_-Product) have mosfet heatsinks?

and regardless of that question- would you recommend it for OCing (first time so not a heavy oc) considering my new system's specs (1090t+noctua-d14, ripjaws, gtx 570, storm sniper)?

i'm really looking forward to ocing for the first time, but won't take the chance if there's a chance of the board catching on fire.
if the mosfet has no heatsinks, is there an aftermarket solution?
i'm also willing to admit i made the wrong purchase and just replace it for the crosshair iv (tho that would only be valid if ppl tell me i need a better board for average oc-ing).

thx guys
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YEs it has mosfet heatsink. That one next to the I/O panel is the mosfet heatsink. You will be good to OC so go for it. No aftermarket mosfet cooling is needed, but aftermarket CPU cooler is needed. Which CPU cooler do you have?




The 870 chipset is great and a good overclocker. I had one OC my x3 720 BE to 3.8ghz stable, not unlocked however.
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YEs it has mosfet heatsink. That one next to the I/O panel is the mosfet heatsink. You will be good to OC so go for it. No aftermarket mosfet cooling is needed, but aftermarket CPU cooler is needed. Which CPU cooler do you have?




The 870 chipset is great and a good overclocker. I had one OC my x3 720 BE to 3.8ghz stable, not unlocked however.
Phew..
Eased my mind. Thank you.

I wrote in the original post- got the noctua d14, so no worries bout CPU cooling
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