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Can someone give me a crash course on what to look for in terms of specs, or features on a mobo to know if it's VRM's are good?  Is there like a good/better/best in terms of brand or model of VRM that manufacturers use?  Is it something that can be identified by just looking at the mobo?  Maybe the number of chokes/caps/mosfets, or placement of them?  

 

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You can start by watching some PCB breakdown videos from Gamers Nexus and Actually Hardcore Overclocking (done by Buildzoid, AHOC is his own channel while doing extra work for Gamers Nexus as a bit of a side work). Then you'll see what makes a VRM good or bad.

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4 minutes ago, pstarlord said:

Can someone give me a crash course on what to look for in terms of specs, or features on a mobo to know if it's VRM's are good?  Is there like a good/better/best in terms of brand or model of VRM that manufacturers use?  Is it something that can be identified by just looking at the mobo?  Maybe the number of chokes/caps/mosfets, or placement of them?  

 

Thanks!

I do not think that VRM's are that important. Just make sure that they have a decent heatsink on top of them and you should be good!

 

Any decent mobo by a name brand should be just fine!

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2 minutes ago, jake765111 said:

I do not think that VRM's are that important. Just make sure that they have a decent heatsink on top of them and you should be good!

 

Any decent mobo by a name brand should be just fine!

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1 minute ago, jake765111 said:

I do not think that VRM's are that important

VRMs are extremely important, if you have an i7 on a cheap motherboard it performs worse than an i7 on a good motherboard solely due to power delivery

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Just now, fasauceome said:

VRMs are extremely important, if you have an i7 on a cheap motherboard it performs worse than an i7 on a good motherboard solely due to power delivery

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4 minutes ago, jake765111 said:

I do not think that VRM's are that important. Just make sure that they have a decent heatsink on top of them and you should be good!

 

Any decent mobo by a name brand should be just fine!

Yeah who cares about the quality of the part that supplies power to the cpu. The vrm is incredibly important especially when talking about hardware with higher power draw like the i9. 

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3 minutes ago, Brooksie359 said:

Yeah who cares about the quality of the part that supplies power to the cpu. The vrm is incredibly important especially when talking about hardware with higher power draw like the i9. 

Ya. Im stupid

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8 minutes ago, jake765111 said:

Ya. Im stupid

There is a difference between ignorant and stupid. You can fix ignorance but you can't fix stupid. I used to think the same exact thing as you did at one point but then someone told me the same thing we are telling you. No need to feel bad about not knowing something. 

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1 minute ago, Brooksie359 said:

There is a difference between ignorant and stupid. You can fix ignorance but you can't fix stupid. I used to think the same exact thing as you did at one point but then someone told me the same thing we are telling you. No need to feel bad about not knowing something. 

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