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can you link me to a board on newegg that has some so I can see how it looks? thanks.

nevermind you did thanks.
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What do you recommend on the AMD side? Take note that I have no intentions of ever over clocking.
First off, this is overclock.net. Honestly though if you don't intend to overclock then MSI and pretty much every other board manufacturer will do fine for you.

For enthusiasts, one of the main problems with MSI is their lack of power phases for boards that are priced in a way they could be considered "high-end". Take note of the 890FXA-GD70 or 790FX-GD70. They are priced relatively high, but only use a 4 + 1 power phase setup. If you're overclocking your 1090T to 4.4ghz and stress testing it with LinX or p95, the probability of you killing the board is extremely high. Countless people kill their MSI boards from pushing the CPU too hard. On the other hand, the 890FXA-GD65 uses more power phases. So hopefully MSI is turning around in regards to manufacturing boards capable of massive overclocking. It will make the end-user happier, and increase MSI's reputation, which as of lately for AMD boards is less than flattering.
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Lately for AMD they are horrible because they keep using cheap 4+1 phase or cheap VRMs... On a 140w processor that spells death.

As for Intel they seem to be pretty decent.
 
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First off, this is overclock.net. Honestly though if you don't intend to overclock then MSI and pretty much every other board manufacturer will do fine for you.

For enthusiasts, one of the main problems with MSI is their lack of power phases for boards that are priced in a way they could be considered "high-end". Take note of the 890FXA-GD70 or 790FX-GD70. They are priced relatively high, but only use a 4 + 1 power phase setup. If you're overclocking your 1090T to 4.4ghz and stress testing it with LinX or p95, the probability of you killing the board is extremely high. Countless people kill their MSI boards from pushing the CPU too hard. On the other hand, the 890FXA-GD65 uses more power phases. So hopefully MSI is turning around in regards to manufacturing boards capable of massive overclocking. It will make the end-user happier, and increase MSI's reputation, which as of lately for AMD boards is less than flattering.
Thanks for the information on MSI boards and the emphasis of overclocking on them. Two questions, what is a 4+1 power phase set up and do I have to "overclock" to be a part of these forums?
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First off, this is overclock.net. Honestly though if you don't intend to overclock then MSI and pretty much every other board manufacturer will do fine for you.

For enthusiasts, one of the main problems with MSI is their lack of power phases for boards that are priced in a way they could be considered "high-end". Take note of the 890FXA-GD70 or 790FX-GD70. They are priced relatively high, but only use a 4 + 1 power phase setup. If you're overclocking your 1090T to 4.4ghz and stress testing it with LinX or p95, the probability of you killing the board is extremely high. Countless people kill their MSI boards from pushing the CPU too hard. On the other hand, the 890FXA-GD65 uses more power phases. So hopefully MSI is turning around in regards to manufacturing boards capable of massive overclocking. It will make the end-user happier, and increase MSI's reputation, which as of lately for AMD boards is less than flattering.
funny thing though the 790FX-GD70 overclocks hell of alot better then my 785G-TD evo for having only a 4+1 power phase
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Thanks for the information on MSI boards and the emphasis of overclocking on them. Two questions, what is a 4+1 power phase set up and do I have to "overclock" to be a part of these forums?
no you dont have to overclock to be part of forums

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Thanks for the information on MSI boards and the emphasis of overclocking on them. Two questions, what is a 4+1 power phase set up and do I have to "overclock" to be a part of these forums?
No, you don't have to overclock at all to be here. It's a great reference for many things. I was just saying that since you don't intend to overclock then it doesn't really matter. Any board will run good at stock assuming the CPU is supported in it.

Well, I will explain power phases very simply and in a nutshell like this. Count the number of black squares to the left/above the CPU socket. This is the number of phases the board uses. The more it uses, the more it is able to deliver power to the processor. So if you are running your processor at a very high frequency with a high voltage, then boards with a low number of power phases (such as MSI) can't handle it. Then the board dies like so:

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funny thing though the 790FX-GD70 overclocks hell of alot better then my 785G-TD evo for having only a 4+1 power phase
on X6, not really.

for X4 and lower they are fine, but for whatever reason, x6 means instant death.

and @OP, not you don't have to overclock. we just like to joke about people that don't, since you are on a forum called overclock.net
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Alright so this board

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813130310


Is the cooler the thing that says "military class" ?

And from what I see, the motherboard has 5 of those little boxes which makes it a 5-1 power phase setup? correct me If I am wrong please.
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Alright so this board

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813130310


Is the cooler the thing that says "military class" ?

And from what I see, the motherboard has 5 of those little boxes which makes it a 5-1 power phase setup? correct me If I am wrong please.
yes and if it has 5 that makes it a 4+1 and if it has 10 its an 8+2 i believe
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