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The ASUS P8Z77-V Pro is the most expensive Intel Z77 motherboard on the chopping block today. It carries a street price of $274.99 w/free shipping. The performance of the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe was consistently at the top of the charts today, only being edged out a couple of times. Where the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe truly shined was the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 testing. Without taking advantage of the ASUS USB Boost, the P8Z77-V Deluxe was already faster than the competition. Once we enable the Turbo mode, there was no competition! The Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller was nearly as fast as the performance we saw with the Corsair Force GT 240Gb SSD connected directly to the Intel Z77 SATA III 6Gbps ports!
The Intel Z77 motherboards we looked at today cover a wide range of price points. The ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe has the widest array of features of all of the boards today, but it also carries the steepest price. The BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 doesn't have nearly the features of the ASUS board, but it retails for $120 less. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of these boards today, it all comes down to what features that you are looking for and what kind of budget you have for the heart of your computer!

Asus the best in testing, Biostar with impressive price/performance. This is why I continue to love asus for motherboards, have used them for years.

source: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1882/20/
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Came here knowing Asus was 1st.
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"The ASUS P8Z77-V Pro is the most expensive Intel Z77 motherboard on the chopping block today."

Isn't that supposed to say "Deluxe"?
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Is it just me or is the GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H the worst in the looks department? I know looks don't matter a lot but just saying.

And as far as looks go, the Biostar is friendly to the eyes.
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Even so, ASUS is quite pricy. Even the regular V model is quite pricy compare to others. ASUS really should make those WiFi as an accessory.
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Even so, ASUS is quite pricy. Even the regular V model is quite pricy compare to others. ASUS really should make those WiFi as an accessory.

Also has thunderbolt support as well! The pro has the same stuff minus Wi-Fi and is priced similarly to all of the other boards in that review.

For me i think the price difference for asus is worth it thumb.gif
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Any company that leaves an ugly blue vga output on their enthusiast/performance motherboards will not win my dollar wink.gif
    
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Also has thunderbolt support as well! The pro has the same stuff minus Wi-Fi and is priced similarly to all of the other boards in that review.
For me i think the price difference for asus is worth it thumb.gif

To get Thunderbolt, you have to spend extra $40 on a Thunderbolt add-on card.

Don't get me wrong ASUS has very good motherboards out there, just too pricy for my taste.
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Here is Canada i can pick up a UD5H @ $177, ASUS P8Z77-V Pro for $217. I dont see a reason to spend $50 for the ASUS MB.
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Is it just me or is the GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H the worst in the looks department? I know looks don't matter a lot but just saying.
And as far as looks go, the Biostar is friendly to the eyes.

Not sure if serious. ASUS MB has more messed up colors. UD5H just has Blue heat sinks, ASUS has Blue Heat sinks, Different Colored PCIE, RAM slots and more.
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