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Hey guys,
I was set on buying the Biostar TA890FXE, and then I found out it had a 4+1 power phase. Ive learned that having more power phases helped over clock better, and 4+1 is pretty low. I was looking the at ASUS M4A89 TD/GTD, which are either 6+2/8+2.

Should it be a big concern? The TA890FX has a lot of good rep and is well known so... should I be worried?
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I think the Biostar TA890FXE is rock solid. The BIOS is laid out differently but I am already completely used to that now and even kinda like it. The board tends to run hot though, so put a fan on the North Bridge and Mosfet area if you buy it.

Even though it is 4+1 power phase it is a great overclocking board as you can see in my system I have a 6 core Phenom running 4.2 GHz. It does use the 8 pin CPU power, not a 4 pin.

I bought mine because the price was right. $120 is nothing to sneeze at for a high end motherboard!

Downsides:

Not enough SATA ports in my opinion, only 5 but they are all 6 GB/s

PCIe slots are too close together so if you are going to Crossfire you may have difficulty getting them in there.

Many people hate the BIOS
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TA890FXE 4+2 is rock solid. Phase count isn't always an issue. The TA890FXE will perform around as well as a quality 8+2
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TA890FXE 4+2 is rock solid. Phase count isn't always an issue. The TA890FXE will perform around as well as a quality 8+2
This..
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TA890FXE 4+2 is rock solid. Phase count isn't always an issue. The TA890FXE will perform around as well as a quality 8+2
Haha, I remember reading ur sig and then thought... the TA890FXE has a 4+ power phase...
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