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I am looking to build my first water cooled rig and can't decide which motherboard to get. I plan on running a 3770k with GTX 680's in SLI. I've been looking at the Asus Maximus V Formula, Asus P8Z77 line, and the Gigabyte UD3H and UD5H. Not sure where to go from there. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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From P8Z77-V line only two boards are worth considering. P8Z77-V and V Pro. If you aren't looking for anything in particular, get the cheapest which in this case is UD3H.
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From P8Z77-V line only two boards are worth considering. P8Z77-V and V Pro. If you aren't looking for anything in particular, get the cheapest which in this case is UD3H.

Id have to agree. Im grabbing one of these ina week or 2. Incase youre wondering the difference between the V and the V PRO is that the PRO has 2 more usb 3.0 and 16 power phase rather than a 12 on the V.

Also if youre interested in a bit of a different style You could get the sabertooth z77

http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABERTOOTH_Z77/
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Actually V has 8 (4 doubled) phases for CPU. V-Pro has 12 (6 doubled) phases for CPU. Phases for iGPU, IMC/VTT and etc don't matter much...

As for Sabertooth. It only worth if you want to pay for Thermal Armor.
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Actually V has 8 (4 doubled) phases for CPU. V-Pro has 12 (6 doubled) phases for CPU. Phases for iGPU, IMC/VTT and etc don't matter much...

As for Sabertooth. It only worth if you want to pay for Thermal Armor.

Damn that fine print (didnt notice the 12 + 4igpu). Thanks for the clarification. I guess it would depend on the amount of OC the op is deciding to do. Since he is planning a watercool build i guess a bit. The PRO would be more his style. In Aus there is a 20$ difference so it isnt that much for the extra "security"
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So I'm guessing between the Pro and UD3H you'd go for the Pro? Thanks for the advice. All these choices are driving me crazy.
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They don't even cost the same. UD5H vs V-Pro is more fair fight.
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