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    hi there can anyone suggest a good £50-£60 amd fx motherboard been looking at ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD Socket AM3+ Motherboard and ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 Motherboard Phenom/Athlon/Sempron AM3+ 970/SB950 ATX RAID Gigabit LAN which one would be better for overclockingand please help my brain is scrambled thanks

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    Re: good £50-£60 amd fx motherboard

    Depends, what CPU are you using or going to be using?

    The ones listed have weaker VRMs so I wouldn't be overclocking a 8300 series CPU on it.
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    Re: good £50-£60 amd fx motherboard

    Ideally go with one of Cat's suggestions, but if you're really on a tight budget then forget overclocking and go with either the Biostar TA970 or Gigabyte GA-970a-DS3p. Whilst both only have a 4+1 VRM at least it's got a decent sized heatsink on top in both cases.

    The M5A97 LE doesn't have a VRM heatsink at all, the Asrock 970 Extreme3 does but it's more expensive than the Gigabyte and Biostar.

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