http://www.prodimex.ch/pGroupe.aspx?FAM ... SOCKET+AM3
here is the link to my local store am3 mobos
The MSI seem to be the best and cheapest with 8 phases actually mmh.. what about the reports about VRM's burning I've read on other forums.. for like the Gigabyte UD3, some guy say it's cause they didn't put enough airflow on the VRMs, but since when do you need to cool it yourself, I mean these boards are designed to overclock it shouldn't burn at worst it should crash and reboot safely (like my my P5Q pro had NB overheating.. it just crashed, rebooted perfectly fine, took me a while to figure out what was wrong though but it didn't BURN damn. lol).
Also also the VRM's are very badly placed on boards and since I have a noctua D14 I'm not even sure about the airflow there it's all obstructed.. and I prolly can barely touch the heatsink to see if it's burning hot.
Now my question is .. are these board defective in a way.. because they say that the fixed it with the rev 4 of the UD3 gigabyte.. or is it just very very bad airflow in those guys cases that led to that.. mmh.
I should probably wait to see the mantle benchmarks so then maybe even a stock FX-6300 might do the trick lol, also I want a mobo that work well directly out of the box if I buy the 8 core.. since I can't really upgrade the bios without the CPU inside (well if it's not supported what use for it to be inside lol) that's too bad too one feature they could add ! or correct me if I'm wrong but I also asked that on another forum and a guy said you need to have the CPU inside (working I suppose), to flash the BIOS.
Also great I can forget the asrock board : http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/4681 ... t-apm.html
"Case closed. The FX 8320 and ASRock 990FX Extreme3 work together!
The processor is compatible with the motherboard at BIOS version 1.7, but not 1.5 (which is what I seemed to have). "
Great why they don't even tell you this or just remove those boards from the stores and put the updated versions, I don't get it, not everyone have an old cpu of the same socket laying arround to upgrade the BIOS.. ugh.