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Well i am kind of confused then i guess. Because the D3H has apparently the same setup in terms of phases as the asus (5+4), but different chips on it. The asus is just really appealing because of the price at microcenter (80 bucks after MIR).

The Z77-D3H has a 4+1 phase digital PWM so you're right, it's not that much different than the other two.

The UD3H is the one you want to look at. Price is roughly the same and it has a true 6+2 phase digital PWM. And the quality of the components in this one is much higher as well.
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Unless im lookin at it wrong, it seems to me the UD3H has the same setup as the D3H (5 chips on top, 4 chips on the side, same branding on the chips).

Where did you come up with 4+1, is it not 5+4?
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Z77X-D3H has 6 phases. Same as on UD3H. Z77-D3h is the one with 4 phases.

Why Gigabyte is better in lower price ranges? Check the MSRP for both Z77X-D3H and P8Z77-V LE. Which gives you more for the same? Gigabyte. VRM on D3H is also slightly better, but again I have speculations that Asus also locked down certain OC functions.

It is different situation for you since you can get P8Z77-V LE for ~$20 cheaper than D3H, and you also don't need SLI. Asus should be a safe bet in you case. Just return it within return period if it doesn't work for you.
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Where did you come up with 4+1, is it not 5+4?

It's 6+2+1 actually.
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Can someone elaborate as to why (tech geek speak, i can take it:P) the gigabyte parts are better at the lower price ranges? Its not that i dont take your word for it, id just like to hear the details as to why. And it seems to get into the good asus stuff id need to spend 200 bucks, which im not really willing to do.

Sure thing.

Here's the article I go by when figuring out the VRM setups on each board.

http://sinhardware.com/index.php/99-sins-hardware/vrm-list

I'd also recommend reading more about VRMs and MOSFETS here.

And lastly, here's a video from OCN's very own Sin0822. It's a bit long (half an hour) but really explains the ins and outs of VRMs and what makes some better than others.
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Unless im lookin at it wrong, it seems to me the UD3H has the same setup as the D3H (5 chips on top, 4 chips on the side, same branding on the chips).

Where did you come up with 4+1, is it not 5+4?

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Z77X-D3H has 6 phases. Same as on UD3H. Z77-D3h is the one with 4 phases.

Why Gigabyte is better in lower price ranges? Check the MSRP for both Z77X-D3H and P8Z77-V LE. Which gives you more for the same? Gigabyte. VRM on D3H is also slightly better, but again I have speculations that Asus also locked down certain OC functions.

It is different situation for you since you can get P8Z77-V LE for ~$20 cheaper than D3H, and you also don't need SLI. Asus should be a should be a safe bet in you case. Just return it within return period if it doesn't work for you.
It's 6+2+1 actually.

Ahh, you're right. I'm sorry. I was talking about the Z77-D3H, not the Z77X-D3H. tongue.gif

The Z77X-D3H isn't on the Sin's VRM list, so I wouldn't be sure as to what the number of true phases would be. I'd take a guess and say it's a 6+2 phase like the UD3H, since I doubt Gigabyte would have used a doubled 4+1 phase on it.
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Ya the v-LE isnt on his list either lol. Im gonna try and find more info about the V-LE on the internet.

Is it possible that because the V-LE is so feature barren compared to other boards that the actual OC ability is higher (since they are the same price, they put higher quality parts into it?) Anywho, gonna do a bit of reading, thx for the help so far.
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Ya the v-LE isnt on his list either lol. Im gonna try and find more info about the V-LE on the internet.

Is it possible that because the V-LE is so feature barren compared to other boards that the actual OC ability is higher (since they are the same price, they put higher quality parts into it?) Anywho, gonna do a bit of reading, thx for the help so far.

I actually hadn't thought too much on the price. You said you can pick it up for around $80 after MIR? That's pretty damn good.

While the Gigabyte is still a better board, you can't really get a better deal than the P8Z77-V LE for $80; considering you'd be getting it for half of what Newegg sells it for.

So in that sense yes, it's a great deal. thumb.gif
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