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Asrock 970 Extreme3 <-> Ga-970a-ud3

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by gboy, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. gboy New Member

    Oct 29, 2011
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    Need you opinion...

    I lost a deal ($90) on a Ga-970a-ud3 since the provider got out of stock :ohwell:. The memory (Muchkin 1600 C7 blackline) that I have was supported by this mobo.

    I am stock with these choices:

    • Asrock 970 Extreme3 : VRM 4+1 phase (aw some discount at $105 rather than $140)
    • Gigabyte Ga-970a-ud3 : VRM 8+1 phase (Full price $120)
    • The M5A97 from Asus ($95) looks good but it is picky on memory and the VRM might not be powerful enough.

    I need a mobo:
    • to overclock and unlock an x2 555 at 3.6MHZ
    • with a good control features on fan and good energy saver feature
    I don't need:
    • crossfire or SL1

    Which one is the best : Asrock or Gygabyte?
  2. nnorton44 New Member

    Nov 3, 2011
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    Get the UD3 its the best one and it will overclock nice. Mine should be arriving today, $105 Newegg.
  3. JrRacinFan

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    That's actually not true. It's a 6+2 design and runs rather on the cool side. I will be honest, i do like the Extreme3 ;)
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