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What's the best AM3 motherboard?

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My current AM3 mobo has started giving me problems (huge vdrop) which puts me in the market for a new board. I was hoping to see what mobos you've had good experiences with.

I want quality and durability, price is not an issue as I cheaped out on my current one and it ended up giving me problems. Prob not going to SLI anytime soon but the option is good to have I suppose. I just want clean power delivery to the cpu.

I strongly strongly prefer heatsinks that use screws as opposed to plastic clips. Don't ask =P

I don't think I can RMA this one as the problem only occurs when the CPU is overclocked.

Was looking at the Asus Crosshair IV is that one any good?
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Asus Crosshair IV formula. yes its good.
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Asus Crosshair IV Formula
Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
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Asus Crosshair IV Formula
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CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA IS A BEAST
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Either crosshair IV or UD7. UD5 would be completely solid too!
     
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Get an EXTREME if money is not an option, not the cut down Formula
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Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
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Asus Crossahir IV Extreme
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Do you have load line calibration on?, i have the same mobo as you and i actually see an increase in voltage under load . . .
    
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