Originally Posted by EaGle1337
More doesn't always equal better.... you contradicted yourself on the msi one, msi is rubbish but they use more caps.. but more caps = better so therefore the msi is better then my asus.
Totally missing the point of what I said... I was saying that having more caps is better, but MSI is rubbish to begin with so it doesn't matter what they do, they will still be rubbish, but having more caps, it just means it won't be quite so rubbish.
Capacitors are there to clean the power and signal up. They smooth out peaks in the current and voltage and therefore will make the board operate more reliably. All the time. If your MSI wasn't a good overclocker compared to the Asus, it's obviously because the MSI had bad parts on it. Think about how bad it would have been if they didn't put the nicer components on it.
Nothing can deny these boards are cheap. I would rather pay a little more to get a low end Gigabyte board where they give you 2oz copper core, low RDS MOSFETs, ferrite core chokes and solid Japanese capacitors across their entire range, not just high end ones.