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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

The 550 watts will not be enough if he's willing to crossfire in the future, so he'll have to change the PSU at that time.
Alternatives for that gigabyte would probably be Asrock Z77 Extreme4/6.
Btw, what resolution will he be gaming on? Only one monitor or more?

He mentions he doesn't game often, so I imagine going crossfire shouldn't be a concern. If anything he could just ditch the 7870 and grab another single card solution.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by KeyboardXpert View Post

What is it wit dis Giggy mobo crap? Get an MSI or Asus or EVGA or something better than Gigabyte PLEASE!

A more constructive approach would be to share the specifics of what you had issues with. Perhaps you did something wrong? Same goes for making recommendations, "MSI or Asus or EVGA or something" seems a bit vague to me.

Link. This record was later surpassed by the Asus Maximus V Extreme. But that board is also double the price of the GA-Z77X-UD3H, $289 vs $144 - a price difference of $145 for a 151 MHz better overclock (which most of us wont get anywhere close to anyway).

Asrock Z77 Extreme4/6 VRM's are analog (source). Stick with digital if you plan on overclocking, like the previously recommended GA-Z77X-UD3H or GA-Z77X-D3H. If not, you can go with the less expensive Asrock Z77 Extreme 4, an excellent board for the price! And keep in mind that the GA Z77X-UD3H and the Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 are similarly priced.

Also, if you are close to a Microcenter get the 3770k for $229.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by 8bitG33k View Post

A more constructive approach would be to share the specifics of what you had issues with. Perhaps you did something wrong? Same goes for making recommendations, "MSI or Asus or EVGA or something" seems a bit vague to me.

Link. This record was later surpassed by the Asus Maximus V Extreme. But that board is also double the price of the GA-Z77X-UD3H, $289 vs $144 - a price difference of $145 for a 151 MHz better overclock (which most of us wont get anywhere close to anyway).

Asrock Z77 Extreme4/6 VRM's are analog (source). Stick with digital if you plan on overclocking, like the previously recommended GA-Z77X-UD3H or GA-Z77X-D3H. If not, you can go with the less expensive Asrock Z77 Extreme 4, an excellent board for the price! And keep in mind that the GA Z77X-UD3H and the Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 are similarly priced.

Also, if you are close to a Microcenter get the 3770k for $229.

My P67 Gigabyte did not hold overclocking well. The RAM voltages kept changing themselves with every reboot, (this problem has been described by those other than me) and the processor got stuck at 4.6 gHz and would not come down when I wanted to downgrade my cooler. Apparently their Z77 offerings are good. The MSI was an accident. I was in a bit of a rage over everyone choosing mobos I thought to be unreliable. I have only ever used Gigabyte, EVGA, ASUS, and ASRock motherboards.

Why did you jump to the conclusion I did something wrong? It was like the 5th computer I had ever built for myself, and I read the Build Logs in MaximumPC every month and have been doing so for five years. I have memorized almost (I think) all of the mainstream component specifications and I know what works and what doesn't. I don't think it's appropriate to immediately jump to the conclusion that I'm such a green n00b that I screwed something up that made a motherboard unreliable.
Edited by KeyboardXpert - 2/18/13 at 3:21pm
post #24 of 25
I apologize. I was not concluding it was your mistake nor did I mean to make it sound that way. Since you weren't specific as to what problems you have had with Gigabyte boards, I suggested a possibility. That is why I used the word 'Perhaps' and a "?" rather than making a statement.

I am not familiar with the GA-P67 so I can't say if there were any widespread or general issues or not.

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Edited by 8bitG33k - 2/18/13 at 3:55pm
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by 8bitG33k View Post

I apologize. I was not concluding it was your mistake nor did I mean to make it sound that way. Since you weren't specific as to what problems you have had with Gigabyte boards, I suggested a possibility. That is why I used the word 'Perhaps' and a "?" rather than making a statement.

I am not familiar with the GA-P67 so I can't say if there were any widespread or general issues or not.

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