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post #1 of 14
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Hi, I have around 400.00 - 550.00 to spend on a new motherboard. I currently have a Asus p8z77-v Deluxe it works fine I just want to step up and go big. Can someone recomend me one over the other? I am currently favoring the UP7 myself I basically just want to know if i am making the best choice. My build would be I7 3770k and 16gb samsung wonder ram about 7 3tb drives and a samsung 840pro 256gb ssd and a custom water loop running one Msi hd7970 until I can add more but probaly no more than 2. I have OCZ 1000W Z series power supply.
post #2 of 14
Why, you have no justification for getting that board over your current one. If you changed chipsets and moved to the X79 chipset there is a "Small" amount of benefit if you have 4 GPU's.

Other than that, pointless I'm afraid.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Why, you have no justification for getting that board over your current one. If you changed chipsets and moved to the X79 chipset there is a "Small" amount of benefit if you have 4 GPU's.

Other than that, pointless I'm afraid.
I kinda thought that myself. I just really liked the look of the board and the feature set for overcloking. I guess it was a upgrade I wanted err I would hate to think I WOULD GAIN NOTHING AND LOSE 400.00 lol.
post #4 of 14
No gains, only wasting money.

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post #5 of 14
Yeah, as much as I drool over that up7, I have to agree. You don't need it. Save your money. thumb.gif
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Yeah, as much as I drool over that up7, I have to agree. You don't need it. Save your money. thumb.gif

 

But its such an awesome board!  I absolutely love mine, but unless you're doing LN2 benching or you plan on running 3way or 4 way graphics, then you don't really need to upgrade to it.

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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by King Who Dat View Post

Yeah, as much as I drool over that up7, I have to agree. You don't need it. Save your money. thumb.gif

But its such an awesome board!  I absolutely love mine, but unless you're doing LN2 benching or you plan on running 3way or 4 way graphics, then you don't really need to upgrade to it.
3way is a real possible consedering I get bored in the winter months. I really think my Wife has hacked your someones user name nobody wants me to upgrade lol. I have to agree I am just being frivolus I guess.
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3way is a real possible consedering I get bored in the winter months. I really think my Wife has hacked your someones user name nobody wants me to upgrade lol. I have to agree I am just being frivolus I guess.

 

If you really want one I say go for it, because I have one and I love it.  I'm just saying that you're not going to see a big performance increase with it. 

 

I use mine for something else entirely (LN2 benching), so to me the multi and bclk buttons on the board, as well as the LN2 switch are invaluable.

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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by chad4050 View Post

3way is a real possible consedering I get bored in the winter months. I really think my Wife has hacked your someones user name nobody wants me to upgrade lol. I have to agree I am just being frivolus I guess.

If you really want one I say go for it, because I have one and I love it.  I'm just saying that you're not going to see a big performance increase with it. 

I use mine for something else entirely (LN2 benching), so to me the multi and bclk buttons on the board, as well as the LN2 switch are invaluable.
Well I would enjoy more sata ports that was one of the reasons as this machine doubles as media center pc also so harddrives galore. i also game pretty heavy on it. So I am going to try and talk my self out of it I guess. I am just getttin bored with my current setup is what it comes down to. It has given me no problems at all. The only downside to my current setup is not enough sata ports so I use a PCIE sata card to add more sata ports.
post #10 of 14
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Well I dreamed about it and woke up bought the board and 2 hd 7970 lightnings.. Wife was not happy but I sure am. Should be here Thursday the 6th..smile.gif
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