It should also have plenty of fan headers and temperature sensors built in so you can do things like monitor voltage, current, fan RPM’s, and temperatures with a program like HWMonitor.
This board has all the power you need for overclocking since it is made for gaming but also has excellent voltage regulation and will be able to handle the extra power you get from overclocking.
Server Motherboard vs Gaming Motherboard
I looked up the actual specs of both, but I’m still confused as to why there are so many differences besides having more RAM slots (I have 8 sticks total). Server motherboards have a lot more incoming power options. I’m not really overclocking, and my system specs are not listed yet but here is what I have so far: Intel Core i7-3930K 4.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) 64 Bit 3 x Corsair Vengeance 16GB RAM 1600MHz Quad Channels XFX Radeon HD 7990
Server motherboards cost a lot more than gaming boards. They are high quality and take power surges better but most of them cannot overclock very well. So why would anyone pay $300 for one when they can get the same performance from an $80 overclocking motherboard? That is like buying an engine rated at 350 horsepower and then complaining that the car only has 300 horsepower.
Overclocking is about getting more performance for your dollar. The dual GPU’s in a 7990 cost as much as some gaming motherboards, so why would you use a cheap $50 motherboard on them? You wouldn’t and neither would most other gamers. The board I recommended has all the power and speed you need for overclocking with a nice price.
I recommend buying a motherboard, CPU, memory, and power supply from the same person if possible to save money on shipping. Sometimes one product has free shipping for other products when ordered together.
You will have the best chance for getting good overclocks with a motherboard that has its own BIOS and not UEFI which is on most newer motherboards. The only way to know what it is is to read the specs carefully, but if it says “