Originally Posted by Mega Man
what exactly is your point. we could of told you this, as they are reading the same sensors
no, they really are not, all the way down to the trace layout,
the z is better, but not worth the upgrade going from a non z to a z
Thanks for the information, didn't know they were entirely different boards. I intend to keep this board till I upgrade to DDR4 as it works fine and was great for the price (second hand for 150 USD).
Originally Posted by KyadCK
Intel, because PCI-e 3.0 x8 is faster than 2.0 x16, and they can do it with fewer traces which cost less.
For that particular board though... It's just really bad. It even does the Fatal1ty name shame.
PCI-E 3 is unnecessary right now, there is no difference between 2 and 3 as of yet. That will change in the future of course but now it's just a gimmick.
Originally Posted by LordOfTots
That was a typo, but that board can easily get a 4790k maxed out(or at least where half decent cooling can bring it). I'm not arguing that Intel = better for the money lol, I'm running a FX 8320 with decent cooling myself. I just said that custom loops usually aren't worth the money, as a custom loop can take a vishera to 4.8-5.2Ghz, which is not much more than a H80i. At that point, you may as well just get the H80i and put more money towards the CPU or another part of the system. Again, I'm not trying to compare Intel and AMD, just talking about low gains for too much money
You don't see people buying cheap coolers for Intel systems and expensive ones for AMD, thus the price difference remains and considering the very small price difference between an H80i and an H100i only those whose cases can't accommodate an H100i should go for an H80, otherwise there is no point.