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Motherboard power phases. How much is enough?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Hybrid_theory, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Hybrid_theory

    Hybrid_theory New Member

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    Looking at the different options of Z77 motherboards. I was initally thinking of the ASUS P8Z77-V LE. But i saw that higher versions of more phases which makes for cleaner voltage going to the cpu.

    Now im looking at an H100 Corsair cooler. Am I more likely to be limited by heat? or the voltage in this case?
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    If using IVB CPU, heat will be the limit, even with that cooler. The number of phases should have little effect unless you buy a cheap cheap board(sub-$100), or buy from the wrong OEM, but even so, it's more likely to be BIOS option limitations that you run into after heat, rather than power delivery.

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