5 hours ago, MajorGoob said:
So the GA-970 UD3P should suffice? I really just want something that wont die after a year of running at 3.9 or 4 ghz.
ASRock 970A-G/3.1, Gigabyte GA970-UD3P or ASUS 970 Gaming. they will all do just damn fine at 3.9-4Ghz. All of those is capable of doing 4.2GHz even. Just make sure to keep the voltage below 1.425v and have good airflow going through your case.
If you use a AIO watercooler, you need a stronger fan at the back to push more air across your motherboard, if not the loss of air that a air-cooler would move across the VRM heatsink will limit your ability to OC.
The three motherboards i listed above will not "just die". They have advanced safety measures to prevent you from killing the board. That doesnt mean you CANT kill your board. it is just a lot harder. In case of "Over Voltage" or "Over Current" or simply the VRMs getting too hot, the motherboards will throttle the CPU until the VRMs are able to cool down sufficiently.