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post #11 of 16
Asus Crosshair IV Formula. The Extreme is nice as well.
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post #12 of 16
LLC will allow the volts to increase a little. In my case .02volts.
post #13 of 16
Crosshair IV Formula. Before my PSU fried it, it was a fine beast and overclocked my chips nicely. Since money isnt a problem, go for the extreme.
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I was going to buy a MSI 890FXA-GD70. What advantages would there be with going with a ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme instead?
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post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by SobePmp View Post
I was going to buy a MSI 890FXA-GD70. What advantages would there be with going with a ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme instead?
well, for starters your board won't spontaneously combust, lol.

In all seriousness though, most of your 890FX boards are going to be solid, however MSI/Biostar only has a 4+2 power phase, where as Giga/AsRock/ASUS have the 8+2. If you're going to toss a 6-core, go with the 8+2...if you can live with a 2/3/4 core, then any of the boards would be fine.

I'm still debating 4 vs 6 core for my AMD folding rig.....
post #16 of 16
If all you are going to do is throw a CPU in it, do an average overclcok - 4GHz then they will all pretty much give you the same result.

For that matter the Asus M4a89TD Pro/USB3 is also a decent inexpensive mobo that can nearly do the same as a CH4 Formula.

CH4 Extreme has lucid Hydra and can mix 2 gpus from Nvidia and ADM/ATI together. But thats a bit of a gimmick still and the performance is variable and not as good as 2 in CF or 2 in SLI.

If I was wanting to do some serious LN2 overclocking it might make the CH4 Extreme worthwhile.

If you are looking to do a better than average overclock with Hex core CPU then look towards the CH4 Formula.
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