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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 or ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by DaedalusHelios, Nov 11, 2011.

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    I am stuck deciding between these two motherboards for a 1055t and maybe a bulldozer 8 core later on. My decision is between a ASRock 970 EXTREME3 and a ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0.

    Newegg chart comparison link here.

    Before I get possibly flamed I do have a Nehalem and Sandy bridge system too. I just like to experiment and OC with every main platform that comes out and I am building an AMD build to play with right now. :toast:

    So which one is best and how? Price isn't a concern between the two. I plan on light OC'ing with self contained Liquid cooling kits like H50, H60 etc.
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    If you plan on going BD later, get the 970.
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    Not sure if you're interested, but I have the ASRock 870 Extreme3 R1 that i'm selling for $60 http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147671

    You can buy this board, save some money so you can buy the 1090T, forget Bulldozer it's a waste. I'm disappointed because I bought a 990fx board thinking the FX-8150 would dominated.

    Anyway, the 1090T would be the smart decision as it can OC very easily to 4ghz.

    If not, hope you find what you're looking for.
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    Got it. Thanks for the advice. :)
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    Good deal. I hope you enjoy it, and have fun overclocking.:toast:
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