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Poll Results: Which brand would you buy a Z87 Motherboard from?

 
  • 31% (82)
    ASUS
  • 14% (39)
    ASRock
  • 0% (1)
    ECS
  • 12% (33)
    MSI
  • 37% (99)
    Gigabyte
  • 0% (0)
    Foxconn
  • 0% (0)
    Zotac
  • 2% (7)
    EVGA
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar
262 Total Votes  
post #21 of 127
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Originally Posted by Broseidon View Post

I like how everyone's following Gigabyte's "kool heatsinks make your board faster!11!!!" trend rolleyes.gif

Regardless..



ASRock z87 OC formula smile.gif

Or maybe they're finally thinking, "Hey, let's make a motherboard that also doesn't look like crap, seeing as people actually care what the inside of their case looks like since this isn't the 90's any more."
post #22 of 127
This is the list of boards I'm looking at for the 8 series chipset:

ASUS Z87-Pro
Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H
ASRock Z87M OC Formula

If I had to chose, I'm going with the Asrock.
post #23 of 127
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

yea, also Z87-OC Formula and Z87X-OC Force aren't comparable, the OC Force is a much more high-end product with a PLX bridge and is really designed for multi-GPU. The OC Formula has the same PCi-E layout as the normal Z87X-OC, thus the Z87X-OC and Z87-OC Formula are to be compared and i guess you compare the Z87X-OC Force to Maximus 6 Extreme and so forth.

So many OC's lol. I hope other manufacturers don't catch on...
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i know right, its annoying./
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post #25 of 127
Which ever motherboard is all black. Seriously, IDk why motherboard manufactures have to make such flashy mobos. I really liked the Z68 gigabyte boards. Asrock Z77 motherboards a slightly flashier than I would like.

I just need something that can look good with copper for my steam punk build.
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post #26 of 127
Asus Rampage Extreme would be first choice. That said...have some hope for asrock's conformal mobo. In any case will wait for reviews.
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post #27 of 127
I want an OC Formula but IMO the Extreme6 will be plenty to overclock to 5Ghz. I might even pick up a Pro 3 to do a review on and to test maximum overclock
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post #28 of 127
It's not a Z87, but Gigabyte's B85M-D3H (pictured here) looks like a marked improvement over its B75 predecessor due to ditching the blue PCB and adding a VRM heatsink.

Along with the Haswell i5-4570, it could make for the nucleus of a solid non-OC'd single-GPU "friend build" or perhaps a nice home-office machine.
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post #29 of 127
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Which ever motherboard is all black. Seriously, IDk why motherboard manufactures have to make such flashy mobos. I really liked the Z68 gigabyte boards. Asrock Z77 motherboards a slightly flashier than I would like.

I just need something that can look good with copper for my steam punk build.

Still rocking my Z68-UD3H-B3 because it's black. Luckily I got one of the few revisions with USB3.0 and PCIe 3.0 so I can hold on to it for a good while.
post #30 of 127
I actually like the z87 Asrock Fatality. Of course i'm a fan of the board..not the guy thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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