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    ASUS
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    MSI
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    Gigabyte
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    Biostar
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post #11 of 39
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

Phases are part of PWM in voltage regulator module. Generally, more of them, the less is ripple. Better mosfets, more juice it can supply. Then there are inductors which can limit the performance of mosfets. So it's good for overclocking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDxFbAhu4Bo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viitg4Yoy2Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fl1iFtOLKU

Info is from here.

Sin, makes the most details reviews I have ever read.

My general rule is 4 phase < 4 phase doubled <6 phase < anything else. That is assuming they use same quality mosfets which Gigabyte does.

Z77X-UD3H over Z77X-D3H mainly offer perks such as onboard buttons, and etc.

I don't think there is a much of a difference between VIA VL800 and Etron EJ168 USB 3.0 controllers. I just pointed the fact that there is some difference.

Wow huge thanks to you bro. Your a life-saver. But it says on the sheet thing that the Z77-D3H has digital power and it doesn't show the Z77X-D3H. 700

I'm a bit confused now but what would you recommend for a new builder who will most likely not OC? 

It doesn't have to be a Gigabyte board. 

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Both Gigabyte and ASUS have awesome boards and BIOS's
     
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post #13 of 39
I own a Z77 Sniper 3 from Gigabyte, and it works pretty well in the BIOS. My only issues were that I had to flash the BIOS to the newest version to be able to load the BIOS, but you can flash it from within windows, and I also don't seem to be able to modify settings in the classic BIOS view; I have to use the 3D BIOS to do that; it doesn't really make a difference to me, though.
post #14 of 39
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

I own a Z77 Sniper 3 from Gigabyte, and it works pretty well in the BIOS. My only issues were that I had to flash the BIOS to the newest version to be able to load the BIOS, but you can flash it from within windows, and I also don't seem to be able to modify settings in the classic BIOS view; I have to use the 3D BIOS to do that; it doesn't really make a difference to me, though.

Something must be wrong then.

My Z77X UP7 Works like a dream.
     
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post #15 of 39
Both of them have digital PWM on CPU, but Z77-D3h doesn't use it on RAM. You can see that on official Gigabyte's website.


Here is Z77X-D3H in comparison.
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I'm a bit confused now but what would you recommend for a new builder who will most likely not OC?

Well, you mentioned that you will probably upgrade in the future to unlocked CPU. I recommended to get H77 board for i3 3220, but you told me they are all crap lol biggrin.gif.

So, I guess get the cheapest Z77 board that has set of features that you need, you can kind of ignore VRM since it won't matter much besides overclocking aside saving a bit on energy bill.
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post #16 of 39
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Something must be wrong then.
My Z77X UP7 Works like a dream.
I'm not sure what happened with the original BIOS; my only guess would be that something within it got corrupted, it didn't like some peripheral I had installed, or it didn't like my RAM.

The classic view not working is really strange; I can change everything in the classic view, except for the voltage and frequency settings, and I can edit those settings in the 3D BIOS without any issues, so I have no idea what's going on with that.
post #17 of 39
I voted for BIOSTAR..They have a good,solid board at the $130 price point.In my experience,their BIOS
have been well laid-out and easy to navigate;easier than Giga..Asus is easiest,but they don't don't have an uber-board for $130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355

unless..thinking.gif eh..this one's OK

Open-box Asus:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837R
 
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Both of them have digital PWM on CPU, but Z77-D3h doesn't use it on RAM. You can see that on official Gigabyte's website.


Here is Z77X-D3H in comparison.
Quote:
I'm a bit confused now but what would you recommend for a new builder who will most likely not OC?

Well, you mentioned that you will probably upgrade in the future to unlocked CPU. I recommended to get H77 board for i3 3220, but you told me they are all crap lol biggrin.gif.

So, I guess get the cheapest Z77 board that has set of features that you need, you can kind of ignore VRM since it won't matter much besides overclocking aside saving a bit on energy bill.

Sorry, let me rephrase that. I don't plan on OCing the CPU, but overclocking the RAM (Samsung 30nm). The features I need are on my first post. 

 

Are there any differences between H77 and Z77 besides OCing that most users aren't aware of? Which H77 and Z77 board would you recommend? How about a mATX board? I might go with the TJ08-E instead of the Antec 302 I planned.

 

I might as well buy an H77 with Lucid (is Lucid worth the money?) and a ton of USB 3, but all H77 boards I've seen have like only 2 USB 3 ports.

 

Help me!!


Edited by eBombzor - 12/2/12 at 5:34pm
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Sorry, let me rephrase that. I don't plan on OCing the CPU, but overclocking the RAM (Samsung 30nm). The features I need are on my first post. 

Are there any differences between H77 and Z77 besides OCing that most users aren't aware of? Which H77 and Z77 board would you recommend?

I might as well buy an H77 with Lucid (is Lucid worth the money?) and a ton of USB 3, but all H77 boards I've seen have like only 2 USB 3 ports.

Help me!!
I don't think H77 supports SLI. That's about it, as far as I can tell.
post #20 of 39
By official specs Z77's only advantage over H77 is OC support, but it looks like manufacturers put all goodies to Z77 boards. I am not entirely sure if you can OC RAM on H77 boards, or with CPU with locked multiplier.

So Z77 is a safe bet, and you can pick anything from Biostar TZ77 boards, Gigabyte GA-Z77 boards, Asus P8Z77-V, MSI Z77A, and ASRock Z77 Extreme boards.

Since you want a ton of USB 3.0 ports, there are 8 USB 3,0 ports on UD3H, and 6 on D3Hs, ASRock Z77 Extreme4, and Asus P8Z77-V LK (the total number includes front panel USB 3,0).

The remaining boards seem to have 4 of them total.

If you decide to go with Gigabyte, don't ever pay $154 for Z77X-D3H. It usually goes for $120, and way $99 during BF and CM. Same applies for Extreme4.
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