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Boards have more then 1 Phase power, it helps stability i think and reduce's Vdroop.

Mine has a 32+6 Phase power design. Good ones start with 8 or more i think.

Not 100% sure of this
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The more you pay you get stuff like, More SATA ports, More PCIE Lanes, More Power Phases, Usually better build quality, Better looking MB, Better NB, VRM, SB Cooling, more accessories. All little by little add up but if you look carefully some stuff are not important to some people at all. From what i have seen i too would have gotten UD4 over UD5 or UD7. One other thing i noticed with Gigabyte high end MB they always post no matter what. I have my UD7 and a UD7 FX890 and they are amazing. Gigabyte 880G in the other had was very hard to deal with since it was only a $100 MB.
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post #23 of 23
As others have said, don't cheap out on the motherboard, if need be wait on the watercooling till you can afford it. The advantage of a high end motherboard is typically they are made with better components, they usually have better power phases, and often come with more goodies, and features that make using your computer alittle easier with things like AI Core unlocker for me, ROG connect, etc etc... Just whatever ou do don't go super cheap on your motherboard just to have water cooling, because with a cheap motherboard that watercooling won't be doing squat for you.
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