I would go with the ASRock 970A-G/3.1. It appears to have more power phases, better designed for OC'ing. It also has a better heat sink over the VRMs.
appreciate the reply, I saw that too. I think I might not even go with ASRock this time, I saw a lot of good reviews for the MSI 970 Gaming, when paired with the FX-8350. I think I'll go with that, unless maybe you might have a better option?