Originally Posted by RavageTheEarth
Ok so I'm going to be placing my order tomorrow. I have a 500 dollar credit limit and I am torn between the ASUS Maximus V Formula ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131934
) or the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP7 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128569
). If I buy the ASUS I will also buy the Phantom 630 with it, but if I buy the GIGABYTE I will have to wait to buy a case, but that won't really matter since I am sending my PSU out for an RMA so I'm not going to be able to use the computer for a couple weeks anyways. If I buy the GIGABYTE I will probably just end up buying the Phantom 820 case.
What to do? Can you guys give me some input on this?
Givent the UP7's price, I personally wouldnt get it unless I knew I was going to drop $1200 on a golden IB chip, and put it under an LN2 pot. ( or go Quad SLI )
Maybe one of these:ASRock OC Formula
( This is my board, the only way I could be happier is if you bought me a UP7 )Gigabyte z77x-UP5
( Was the board I planned on but got a better deal on the OC Formula )MSI z77 mPower
( supposedly hand tested to 4.6ghz )
The MVF is still a great board. From my reading through other peoples experience, it seems to excel extremely well in memory overclocking capabilities.
Beyond that, 95% of what you are going to get out of your chip, is going to be because of your chip specifically.
But I must say, the OC Formula has held the Ivy bridge clock speed record, and has a great bios.Edited by Xinoxide - 3/21/13 at 7:08pm