Originally Posted by Kick
Oh please, OP is going for records?
Is there proof that the beefier mosfet cooling helps? I mean SB isnt as power hungry as X58.
Asrock extreme 4 is good enough for OP's use.
Actually, I was pointing out facts that you had arrogantly ignored. Saying their is no difference is misleading, arrogant, and wrong. Also notice that if you had actually read my post, you might notice that I in fact didn't reccomend the deluxe over the pro.
The beefier mosfet cooling helps when you start pushing high vcore and high vrm frequencies aka when you're running 1.50v for 5.0ghz (which is pretty standard for that speed). While the SandyBridge CPU is not as power hungry as the x58 chips, the motherboard still has to do the same work to put out 1.50v in phase while attenuating high frequency noise. While I'm not saying to watercool your chipset (because it is pointless), I am saying that beefier mosfet cooling is an advantage, especially in comparrision to boards like the Gigabyte P67a-UD3-B3. While that board is extremely cheap, the vdroop/vdrop is terrible (even with LLC on) and I've had a very hard time stabilizing even 4.8ghz on an i5-2500K with it. It's great for non-overclocked or relatively low overclocks, but I wouldn't reccomend it for anyone actively pursueing the idea of overclocking (especially with such a great air cooler).