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RED? hmmmm have you tried already to look at the ASROCK FATALITY? rolleyes.gif
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TBH dont really care about the red i just do not like bright colors against a black and white case... grey would be cool or even midnight blue its just the bright ones that dont sit well which is about 75 0/0 of the boards out there...
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TBH dont really care about the red i just do not like bright colors against a black and white case... grey would be cool or even midnight blue its just the bright ones that dont sit well which is about 75 0/0 of the boards out there...
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post #34 of 57
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TBH dont really care about the red i just do not like bright colors against a black and white case... grey would be cool or even midnight blue its just the bright ones that dont sit well which is about 75 0/0 of the boards out there...

What about ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe? Same price range as Formula with better VRMs(8phase CHIL 8328 PWM doubled to 16 instead of 4 Phase doubled). I guess the blues are too bright?



or this Gigabyte UD5H


Edited by sherlock - 2/18/13 at 7:23am
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What about ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe? Same price range as Formula with better VRMs(8phase CHIL 8328 PWM doubled to 16 instead of 4 Phase doubled). I guess the blues are too bright?



or this Gigabyte UD5H


well I currently have a p8h77 V le and it looks exactly like that deluxe...granted the deluxe out performs my current board but still the point is to get away from the blue and lack of features...i have also looked at the ud5h extensively...none of these boards offer 8 pwm headers 8 sata ports nice onboard audio or a color scheme that i can live with...i want to find something that beats that but it has not happened yet....thanks for the input though seriously you guys rock
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post #36 of 57
ALC898+headphone amp gives better sound than MVF according to some reviews.

In any case don't ever consider onboard audio because if you care about it, you'll get a sound card or external DAC.

As for PWM headers, Gigabyte boards except G1 Sniper 3 aren't ideal for fan control at all. Why won't you just get a fan controller?

UD4H doesn't even have bright colors besides two dark blue lines.

I've dealt with Asus Z68 boards and own a GB Z77 board. Blue on GB boards is much darker.
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RED? hmmmm have you tried already to look at the ASROCK FATALITY? rolleyes.gif
lol isnt that the one that explodes and kills everything within a 5 mile radius?b biggrin.gif So lets say I bought one of these high end gigabyte boards.. I would sacrifice a color scheme and asthetic that i like, i would also have to purchase a programmable fan controller which would add a huge cost increase. I would also end up with a bunch of legacy ports I will never use and really dont want poking out of my I/O....i would still have to purchase discreet audio. And wait...what are the pro,s again? oh right better quality vrm,s and mosfets which will lead to higher more stable overclocks..... which I do not need tongue.gif

I am not looking to overclock my rig through the roof just to say i can. I simply want to game stable with a solid reliable attractive board with a huge feature set... so lets look at the cons of the formula.
it has weaker vrm,s and mosfets (which can still net the overclock that i need without breaking a sweat).
the vrm water cooling solution is a gimmicky joke with 3/8" barbs that cant be replaced.
the wifi/blutooth module is a gimmicky joke that can cause stability issues (wont use it anyway)
audio not that great.
and thats all I have gathered from reading and asking here... if you can add to the reasons I should not purchase the formula I am still listening but so far there are pro,s and con,s for either decision and the pro,s of the formula are out weighing the con,s... now if someone came along and said 50% of the formula boards were DOA or unstable and crappy i could see that being a problem but most people who own the board are saying its the best board they ever owned and that its an absolute beast....I can understand if folks are biased as asus does have a bad customer service rep... but they are also still the leading motherboard manufacturer are they not? wink.gif
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And wait...what are the pro,s again?

You'll get an actual good sound card, and reusable fan controller for your next build.
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if you can add to the reasons I should not purchase the formula I am still listening

Because given your needs, you can be satisfied with $100 boards. You are going to overpay $180 bucks just for looks. Other the fact that you can get similar functionality board like MVF under $200.

Just remember that since you just don't want to sacrifice the looks, you are going to spend almost $180 premium over other boards like GA-Z77X-D3H or MSI Z77A-GD55 which still will do fine.

If you are OK with that, go with MVF.


Speaking of MSI. MPower is a nice compromise if you're willing to take it.
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You'll get an actual good sound card, and reusable fan controller for your next build.
Because given your needs, you can be satisfied with $100 boards. You are going to overpay $180 bucks just for looks. Other the fact that you can get similar functionality board like MVF under $200.

Just remember that since you just don't want to sacrifice the looks, you are going to spend almost $180 premium over other boards like GA-Z77X-D3H or MSI Z77A-GD55 which still will do fine.

If you are OK with that, go with MVF.


Speaking of MSI. MPower is a nice compromise if you're willing to take it.
Indeed a valid point... the mpower was my first choice and it is still a consideration though it has only 6 sata ports and even the owners of the board are saying the bios are not very beginner friendly and buggy. my research will continue... but your point is noted .180 bucks for the colors i want and an inbuilt fan controller seems not too bad really... what does a nice programmable fan controller run? And arent those mostly for 3 pin case fans? the MVF can control the swiftech h220, all of the case fans and be controlled from my mouse... smile.gif
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I use speedfan on my gigabyte board to control all 5 fans in my mobo if you look at my sig rig. I had 5 when there was my 560 Ti which is an older pic.
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