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I've been using Gigabyte boards since Socket 775 and I've never had a problem. They always overclock well too, so I vote for the Gigabyte.

Same here! Except for when my pcie slot broke and i couldnt run crossfire anymore on a UD3P. I was drunk though haha:p
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MPower board is good for the money but most recently MSI has dropped the ball on their BIOS operation. I hope MSI fixes it fast. The MSI also is very picky with the ram you over clock. MSI Mpower Z77 doesn't work very well with Samsung Green 30nm HYKO IC based sticks.

Mpower does work well though but MSI needs to work on BIOS.

I really like that Gigabyte UP5 MB and at times when over clocking with my MB and having problems with BCLK over clocking and memory over clocking I feel like selling the Mpower cheap and buying the UP5.

I still like the mpower, the only memory I have found that doesn't do well is the samsung green, it seems to do well with every other memory kit I have. So many have the sammy green it can be an issue though (or the offset overclocking thing, I have no interest in it but many do & the mpower apparently doesn't play nice that way).
I haven't seen any issues with bclk so far on the mpower, I regularly use 106 - 110 bclk, rarely less than 104.
The giga ud3h doesn't seem any easier or harder with memory than the mpower, haven't played with the samsung green in it much yet though.
    
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post #123 of 146
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I`ll be using Samsung rams wink.gif but on my current build too I never OCed the ram instead I tightend the times because I`ve read in many places that Ivy platform doesnt gain from mem speeds instead it runs better on 1600 and tigher times, isn't it true ?
No Offset adjustment on MPower is a bummer I find it really useful but I`ve been looking around in OCN and other places the gigabyte board has more guides and supports than asrock and msi boards ( for some reason asrock extreme boards have A LOT of guides and support ) well also asus boards have it smile.gif

Sherlock - I live in Turkey but I will be going to college in the states so I`ll be there in about 6 months and I will be buying the motherboard in a week when I visit the states to check out some colleges and handle some other stuff, so I am looking for support in the United States I guess but for some reason I almost never had to RMA something I`m lucky with stable stuff (not golden, but now flawed).

SonDa5 - I really like that Gigabyte UP5 MB and at times when over clocking with my MB and having problems with BCLK over clocking and memory over clocking I feel like selling the Mpower cheap and buying the UP5.
I feel you bro have that same feeling every now and then with my current board smile.gif

Right now I feel like Z77X-UP5 > MPower > MVF / OC Formula but hey this thread is not only for me, it's for everybody else who has doubts.
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post #124 of 146
Or you can just go with this board and not have to worry about a thing -

I prefer Gigabyte over Asus as far as the Z77 boards are concerned. I don't like the ROG design overall, and weak VRM cooler design because it does not support G 1/4 threading. I will admit the Asus UEFI bios is more exciting to look at and navigate but Gigabyte is no slouch in this area as well.

The UP5 or the UP7 below gets my vote.

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Yeah, have to agree with nyk20z3. Gigabyte won the crown with Z77 (imo), especially with their price points compared to ASUS's. P67 and Z68 are a different thing though.
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post #126 of 146
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Or you can just go with this board and not have to worry about a thing -

I prefer Gigabyte over Asus as far as the Z77 boards are concerned. I don't like the ROG design overall, and weak VRM cooler design because it does not support G 1/4 threading. I will admit the Asus UEFI bios is more exciting to look at and navigate but Gigabyte is no slouch in this area as well.

The UP5 or the UP7 below gets my vote.


UP7 is awesome sauce and all but the OP is already stated the cost of ASUS MVF($280) concerns him so I don't think the $400 UP7 an option for him.
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Yeap the UP7 is INSANE but it exceeds my price range, and I bet many of others, and I wont do 4way or like 7+ghz ln2 world records so no need for it biggrin.gif
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Another thing, we have all build ourselfs Ivy systems, but was it worth it? I mean now that haswell LGA 1150 will be coming out and new nvidia and amd series, should I stop upgrading and spending on this gen and focus on next? or I will gain very little and in the beginning the boards and gpus will be bad and all reference so just keep making current Z77 platform best possible? Like I am currently trying by upgrading the mobo and gpu and possibly getting rid of the mushkin chronos ssd for a ocz vektor.
ps: I live abroad so all parts I am selling I am selling for the same price I bought them or possibly a bit more, so I am not loosing much or at all by doing small changes smile.gif
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post #129 of 146
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Another thing, we have all build ourselfs Ivy systems, but was it worth it? I mean now that haswell LGA 1150 will be coming out and new nvidia and amd series, should I stop upgrading and spending on this gen and focus on next? or I will gain very little and in the beginning the boards and gpus will be bad and all reference so just keep making current Z77 platform best possible? Like I am currently trying by upgrading the mobo and gpu and possibly getting rid of the mushkin chronos ssd for a ocz vektor.
ps: I live abroad so all parts I am selling I am selling for the same price I bought them or possibly a bit more, so I am not loosing much or at all by doing small changes smile.gif

If you are comfortable with your current system then feel free to wait for Haswell & Z87 in June, Haswell will have a stronger IPC(10-15% have been speculated) & be more future proof(new AVX2 instruction sets), the Intel engineer that did a Reddit RMA also said it would be a "overclockers' dream" so keep that in mind.

I however would wait til at least August if not October to get a Z87 board because there is a "new product" price bump at launch & bios will be immature, also you won't get many of these premium boards(Ivy launched in April, Maximus Formula showed up in May, UP5 was shown at ComputerX in June , OC Fromula showed up in early August and Mpower showed up late August) so look at anywhere between a 1-4 month delay on these boards' Z87 version.
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Sounds fun, I will do minor changes and hopefully get the UP5 and some other changes, and will use it for a year until haswell is mature as you said.
Must start another war topic on the z77 boards, kinda board atm tongue.gif
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