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[poll] Which Z77 mobo should I go for?

Poll Results: Which Z77 mobo?

 
  • 13% (3)
    Asus P8Z77-V LK - £105
  • 4% (1)
    Asus P8Z77-V - £127
  • 17% (4)
    AsRock Z77 Extreme6 - £123
  • 0% (0)
    AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 - £102
  • 43% (10)
    Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77X-UD3H - £120
  • 0% (0)
    MSI Z77A-GD55 - £103
  • 4% (1)
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 - £134
  • 17% (4)
    MSI Z77A-GD65 - £123
23 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Hi all

I have a asrock extreme4, gonna return it for a different z77 mobo due to mosfet issues ive read about. I plan on keeping the cpu at 5ghz, under 1.4v and temps under 75c but its 24.7 for folding mainly. I dont wanna spend over £130, so im looking at motherboards off amazons website, which should I go for? Theres a few other ones on the amazon site all seem pretty similar in name just different varients for each brand but same price.
post #2 of 28
Go with the ASUS P8Z77 V Pro. One of the best boards I've ever had.
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post #3 of 28
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ahh, everyone seems to say the ud3h is the best z77 board for the money. Is that the same board that held the World record at one point?
post #4 of 28
Well, After a certain BIOS update, the gigabyte board has improved massivly IIRC. But from experience, the ASUS board I could not fault.
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post #5 of 28
UD3H has superior VRM design compared to the alternatives you listed, it is also overall great motherboard without any fancy gimmicks and it just works. Definitely one of the best bang for the buck. I know because i own one. thumb.gif
post #6 of 28
go for the Asrock Z77 OC formula... both air and liquid cooling, and amazingly easy to OC... i tried out my friends and im saving up to buy my own... not to mention that it looks amazing and its around 200ish US dollars
post #7 of 28
Alot of hate for MSI boards but my last two Military Class boards have been awesome and stable no matter what I throw at them. I last week just updated to the GD65 and its kicking ass as usual.
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post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by kinvara View Post

go for the Asrock Z77 OC formula... both air and liquid cooling, and amazingly easy to OC... i tried out my friends and im saving up to buy my own... not to mention that it looks amazing and its around 200ish US dollars
The OC Formula is about £200 in the UK so is way out of the price range specified.
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post #9 of 28
dont they have ebay over there? it is WAY worth it in terms of everything haha
post #10 of 28
Yep, UD3H hold the record for maximum CPU and RAM frequency at some point. For overclocking purposes, UD3H is the best on the list. It's the only one with 6 phase digital PWM controller. P8Z68-V Pro also has 6 phases doubled to 12, but I wouldn't buy a Z68 board... Then it's P8Z77-V/GD65/GD55 and the rest.

But if we consider other features, UD3H might be not the best option. In you case, I don't think you care about extra features on a folding machine... So just consider the price. GD55 is a decent clocker, and should satisfy your needs too for cheaper price.
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