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Ok people, I have read the motherboard list from front to back and I have built up a group of motherboards I want to chose from. I'm going to go with an 8+2 power phase and all the other goodies to keep it safe/cool. But of the 8+2, good vrm, low rds, 2 trans/2 driver mobos, what do you guys personally recommend for overclocking/casual gaming?

I'm considering using the onboard video, I am much more of a tinkerer than a gamer these days. So please, tell me what you think!

(Ive been leaning towards the ASRock Extreme4 but the Deluxe4 is very intruiging, I dig the fan on the NB. I like onboard video though...)
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I don't think gaming and onboard video get along together. But i think ASUS is real popular for gaming and OCing. I like MSI but not too many other people do.
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I would go for some Gigabyte AMD incarnation.
Touch only Dr MOS MSI motherboards if you intend to get MSI.
Research for reviews on the mobo as the simple fact it features 8+2 in the CPU VRM is not enough ,it s about the implementation and the quality of the semiconductors used as well.
Newegg real users reviews should help you.
   
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Even DrMOS fails above certain voltages (with 4+1 DrMOS). ASRock's higher end boards are pretty interesting. I'm personally a fan of Gigabyte.
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Even DrMOS fails above certain voltages (with 4+1 DrMOS). ASRock's higher end boards are pretty interesting. I'm personally a fan of Gigabyte.
Yes ,but you have the waranty somehow to stay mentally healthy when you use stock and leave it work alone , thing i can t do anymore with the replacement of my dead board no matter if it s new or repaired

On that DrMOS based mobos you see Renesas imprinted on the chip (ex NEC+Hitachi ) so you are a little relaxed

You are right with phases as i usually observe a weak behaviour of the integrated memory controller usually on all my AMD boards ,instability with tight timings in time.2 phases for IMC should help a lot.

I ve just wait to get a 8+2 VRM based mobo and see if i can run my RAM properly.

I may join your Gigabyte fan club soon ,if MSI doesnt start act and remove crap semiconductors from their AMD mobos
   
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Yeah i have been toying around with going to gigabyte or asus for a while now, i like MSI but i can't help but think after hours and hours of reading OCing methods and using them that anything else besides my mobo is holding it back.
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