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ASUS P8Z77-V LK or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H?

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Hey guys I'm new to gaming PCs and I'm about to join the club! I'm ordering my rig from Amazon (only site I can buy)

I'm decided of what I would like to get and here are the specs.

CPU: i5 3570k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RIFKTY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DispayPort-Motherboard-GA-Z77X-UD3H/dp/B007R21JJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1345437341&sr=1-1&keywords=gigabyte+z77
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB Low Profile
HDD: Western Digital 1TB
PSU: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus (Silver)
Optical: Sony AD-7280S-0B
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Case: CM Storm Enforcer

I know those motherboards are not the best overclockers, but they are just right for my budget which is 150$. Have a couple of questions.

- Which one would you recommend me and why?
- Should I be able to overclock the CPU in low-medium range? Maybe 4ghz, something around it.
- What's the performance of both in SLI?

Thanks guys!
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Gigabyte has more power phases and more features (onboard debug LED, mSATA, voltage checkpoints, onboard power/reset/clear cmos buttons). I've personally used one in a build for a customer. Very solid board and the 3D bios is good stuff. No problems at all. It will overclock it great and run SLI at x8/x8 (either board will do that so not really a difference in SLI performance between either). I would get Gigabyte though for the additional features, and the power phases should allow you to OC better than the Asus board (well they probably would be similar in terms of mild OC, but moar never hurts).
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I know those motherboards are not the best overclockers, but they are just right for my budget which is 150$. Have a couple of questions.

UD3H actually is a beast. It can OC any CPU to its limits on air/water, and it performs well under liquid nitrogen as well. Asus board is inferior to it in that aspect.

So my vote goes for Gigabyte thumb.gif.
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+1 for UD3H, i love it. I cant imagine what other features you could need to justify the 100 dollars or more for another board.

This one has everything.
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What is this? I just ordered pretty much the exact same build for a friend. I went with the ASUS board, mainly because it was $20 off with a $20 rebate at Newegg. ASUS board I believe has better BIOS, and should overclock roughly the same as the UD3H. Maybe slightly worse. You really can't go wrong with either, the UD3H is probably the better choice at the same price range.

Also, No SSD is kind of fail for a build like this. Grab a 64GB M4 and install the OS on it. Grab a 128GB if you want a little more space, the 128GB versions perform better too. Use the 1TB for backups/games.
Edited by Murlocke - 8/20/12 at 1:37am
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Thanks for the replys guys. I think I will go for the UD3H. As for te SSD I will definitely get one but in the next months.
Edited by GaboCalde - 8/20/12 at 7:46am
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