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need help which mother board for i7 3770k

post #1 of 17
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Hi guys. I'll be upgrading my rig and here are my choices. I'd like to oc to about 4.5ghz if it is easy with 3770k and not much heat cause i will be using it in the philippines where ambient temp is really high.

Gigabyte ud5h
Gigabyte up4
Asrock extreme4
Asrock extreme6
Msi gd65
Msi mpower

I'm really at around $140-$170 budget. But if the more expensive ones are really worth the extra $30-$50 (up4, mpower, ud5h) then i'll pay for it.

Thanks guys!
Edited by mike.dp.05 - 3/30/13 at 8:15pm
post #2 of 17
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Edit: i really don't know where i could use the thunderbolt connection, so i don't know if they're worth the extra.
post #3 of 17
Unless you plan on using enterprise thunderbolt storage or using Apple Thunderbolt Displays, don't waste the money on the GIGABYTE thunder boards.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

Unless you plan on using enterprise thunderbolt storage or using Apple Thunderbolt Displays, don't waste the money on the GIGABYTE thunder boards.

Thanks. I'll stay away from those thunderbolt mobos. Which are the best from these motherboards?
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by mike.dp.05 View Post

Thanks. I'll stay away from those thunderbolt mobos. Which are the best from these motherboards?

If you could, go with GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD4H. GIGABYTE offers better RMA exerience compared to MSI and ASRock. In addition, their durable brand boards are very reliable and perform extremely well during OCing.
post #6 of 17
Of those listed, I'd go with the UD4H.

I have done 5 builds using the UD3H and my main rig is a UP7. I'm a sucker for Gigabyte boards. They overclock like a dream.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Of those listed, I'd go with the UD4H.

I have done 5 builds using the UD3H and my main rig is a UP7. I'm a sucker for Gigabyte boards. They overclock like a dream.

I can't go with the ud4h because it only uses realtek audio 892 on its audio chip. I just wanna go what cheaper boards have. So if I would go with Gigabyte, it would only be the ud5h.

Gigabyte UD5H
Asrock Extreme 4 or 6
MSI GD65

if it's worth the extra $30-$40, which of these?

MSI Z77 MPOWER or Gigabyte UP4 TH?
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by mike.dp.05 View Post

I can't go with the ud4h because it only uses realtek audio 892 on its audio chip. I just wanna go what cheaper boards have. So if I would go with Gigabyte, it would only be the ud5h.

Gigabyte UD5H
Asrock Extreme 4 or 6
MSI GD65

if it's worth the extra $30-$40, which of these?

MSI Z77 MPOWER or Gigabyte UP4 TH?

Of those, I'd do the UD5H. It has 12-phase VRM's (as opposed to 6-phase on the UD3H), and as nice an overclocker the UD3H is, the UD5H should be just as good if not better because of the better VRMs.

The sound wasn't an issue for me, the VIA VT2021 on the UD3H was good enough for me, but you are correct, the UD5H uses the RealTek 898 chip. Both are 8 channel audio.

The UD5H has has 3 PCIe 3.0 slots as opposed to 2 PCIe 3.0 and 1 PCIe 2.0 x16 slot ... so it handles triple SLI nicely. It also has more SATA 6GB/s ports. It also has a TON (ie 10) USB 3.0 ports on it. The UD5H also has Firewire and a 2nd Ethernet port. About the only thing I like about the UD3H over the UD5H, feature wise, is that the UD3H supports DDR3 2666 overclocked memory, where as the UD5H only supports up to DDR3 2400 overclocked memory.

Now having said that, they are both good boards, but from a purely "speed rating", the UD3H still is better for gaming. Here is a review of the UD5H, and specifically the gaming FPS results, and by and large the UD3H beats it (and most other boards): Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Review: Functionality meets Competitive Pricing
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/31/13 at 6:17am
post #9 of 17
+1 for UD5H. I'm running the same CPU on this board and OCed stable very easily. It has a lot of great features as other have mentioned.
post #10 of 17
another vote for the Gigabyte z77x-UD5H, they are quality boards with a decent VRM set up. the UD3H is no slouch either.
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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