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post #11 of 18
I like the GA-Z77X-UD3H because it has pcie power. It will get you just as good overclock as any other board. I see people using this board for LN2 so pretty much for z77 any mid range board will do. Just look for slot arangment color and if you want two or three GPU's then extra PCIE power.
 
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post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
The Gigabyte boards also look great, The 3D Bios is awesome and easy to overclock.....

Just when i thought I had made my mind up now im undecided.
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post #13 of 18
Bios's are all the same its more about slot layout and if you want two GPU's or three or four. And the Sata ports and PCIE power. The Gigabyte is one of the only mid range boards with PCIE power and I like where it is placed right on the right side above the sata ports. Most boards have the PCIE power in the middle of the board which means you have a wire going into the middle of the board. For z77 Gigabyte boards overclocks look really good. Here is the board review http://www.overclock.net/t/1252290/z77x-ud3h-review-and-oc-testing-circuit-analysis-ln2-runs-efficiency-comparison/0_100
 
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Hurtn4ASquirtn View Post

Hello Overclocker's,
I'm Trying to decide what way to go with my next build, sorry to bore you with yet another thread about Z77 motherboards.
After reading almost every review and trolling the internet for weeks, I still cant decide.
The Asus Sabertooth was at the top of my list, but is it really that good for the price. Does it support ram faster than 1600Mhz ?
I plan on overclocking a 3750k to a least 4.6 and have a sound card so not worried about on board sound.
Going to go for 2400Mhz ram and overclock it a little more. ( Any suggestions is appreciated )
Please give your opinion on what motherboard you would choose and why.

check out this Tom's Hardware Z77 mother board review. all these boards are within your price range and offer excellent bang for yoiur buck.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html
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post #15 of 18
gigabyte's OK..but i'm drooling over that biostar board tongue.gif
too bad I need to shuffle a lot of other things 1st sad-smiley-002.gif
 
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post #16 of 18
err..whatever the pro or WS version for z77 from Asus should serve you well.
really I bet that Biostar board would push dem IB chips to their limits..np
 
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post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

err..whatever the pro or WS version for z77 from Asus should serve you well.
really I bet that Biostar board would push dem IB chips to their limits..np

the UD5H-WS comes with a PCIe 1x wireless internet card. thats the only difference between the WS and non WS sku.
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can you tell me what average temp is when gaming? also what cooling system (air) would you advise on a budget for those who hate high temps (im on a toshiba laptop atm and it is the bane of my existence) is it worth spending an extra £50 on a better case or with a cpu cooler will this not really be needed? yes i am a complete noob at this
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