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post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 08:21 AM
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Phases don't mean much, what does is quality and capacity. Even with Intel boards you have to cherry pick and avoid any boards with cost cut VRMs :/
Seems the same with AMD, even more so sometimes. Wait for user reviews and summaries with detailed VRM specs. What kind of FETs, caps, coils, how many phases, digital, analogue, hybrid, ...
You don't have to buy a board over $150 usually but you gotta cherry pick. Sadly some brands are moving up in popularity and volume of sales and join up the crazy Asus in making expensive but not that impressive boards. Underdogs on the other hand often try to bring more for less $$$. MSI used to be hated a few years back, certain people wouldn't even touch it, now after all the gaming crazy and gaming branded GPUs and mobos, it's a hype suddenly.
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