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MSI Z77 Mpower vs Gigabyte UD-5h

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I went and exchanged the ud3h for the z77 mpower and I am extremely, extremely pleased with the results so far...major major temp drops and less voltage required for the same speeds...but i'm wondering if i made a mistake by not getting either the gigabyte ud5h or the UP4 ... definitely not going to go with the p8z77 but...i'm making a trip back up to microcenter later for some other stuff and am wondering what you guys think. the MAJOR downside of the mpower board is that the bios is just...too basic for me so fari think...most of the voltage increments are spaced way too far apart for my taste and idk...just need some more feed back please :/
 
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post #2 of 7
Go over this thread.

Basically If you're interested in features of UD5H/UP4 over MPower, make an exchange.
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post #3 of 7
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i'm looking for the one with the best vrm capability. that's literally all I'm caring about. I guess I need to know if the 10 phase higher quality vrm on the up4 would be better than the 12+2 non Ultra durable 5 VRm on the ud5h :/
 
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post #4 of 7
UP4 has 6+2 and UD5H has 12+2 (12 through doubling). UP4 performs slightly better from what I hear. Also it should be better for memory OC.
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post #5 of 7
Not to be partial or anything, but I LOVE my mPower..
post #6 of 7
I would switch just to get vcore offset back. Msi boards are fixed or auto voltage only. That drives me nuts.
post #7 of 7
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Yes, honestly, the MSI bios in general drives me Fing NUTS after coming from the bios of the ud3h...but my question is more of...will either the UP4 or UD5h either one out perform the Mpower as far as vrm capability and smoother, cooler power delivery? the mpower definitely outfperforms the ud3h as far as that goes...my temps dropped liek 5c im running 4.7ghz @ 1.205v on a non delidded 3570K and my highest temps in prime95 are low 70s....90%$ of the time it's 59-63. and even Maximum setting on Intel Burn test only spikes up to 80C and I'm on an h100 for god sakes. I feel like I got lucky enoguh to get a pretty decent chip and I want to push it as far as possible by getting the best board I can possibly get for around 190 US or below.
 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Dell 1909 Microsoft Wireless Corsair GS600 
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Cooler Master HAF-X  Logitech 3 button optical  HandStands Xtra Large black Plantronics 
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AMD FX 6300 M5A97 R2.0 Radeon HD 6870 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
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