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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
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post #51 of 127
GBs lower OC board looks like a winner to me. Has everything you need and nothing you don't. The other boards and just tossing things on to make it to a price point. I mean really whats up with PLX anyways? Every benchmark I see shows PCIe 3.0 4x and 16x as the same.
post #52 of 127
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit85 View Post

GBs lower OC board looks like a winner to me. Has everything you need and nothing you don't. The other boards and just tossing things on to make it to a price point. I mean really whats up with PLX anyways? Every benchmark I see shows PCIe 3.0 4x and 16x as the same.


Yeah tbh, theres actually no real benefit to PLX unless you are doing 3-4 way SLi. Hmmm, maybe I can feed the 780s without a PLX. I really liked the look of the Sniper 5 (the full version) but if its going to cost me an arm an a leg (400+$ CAD) then I'll have to look for an alternative solution frown.gif.
post #53 of 127
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Originally Posted by .Cerberus View Post

Yeah tbh, theres actually no real benefit to PLX unless you are doing 3-4 way SLi. Hmmm, maybe I can feed the 780s without a PLX. I really liked the look of the Sniper 5 (the full version) but if its going to cost me an arm an a leg (400+$ CAD) then I'll have to look for an alternative solution frown.gif.
But it's the only board in black and green ..
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post #54 of 127
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Originally Posted by .Cerberus View Post

Yeah tbh, theres actually no real benefit to PLX unless you are doing 3-4 way SLi. Hmmm, maybe I can feed the 780s without a PLX. I really liked the look of the Sniper 5 (the full version) but if its going to cost me an arm an a leg (400+$ CAD) then I'll have to look for an alternative solution frown.gif.

Throw in some high-performance PCI-E 3.0 x8 RAID controllers in addition to your video card(s), then you'll likely be wanting more from your PCI-E. wink.gif
    
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post #55 of 127
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Originally Posted by Falknir View Post

Throw in some high-performance PCI-E 3.0 x8 RAID controllers in addition to your video card(s), then you'll likely be wanting more from your PCI-E. wink.gif
I would only do that with a server, i would have started out with old server plats anyway.
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post #56 of 127
The Asus black/gold boards look absolutely amazing.
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post #57 of 127
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post #58 of 127
Newegg is missing the ASRock Z87 OC Formula. headscratch.gif

I got to say that the ASRock Z87 Professional seems like an odd bird in the mix considering you can (hopefully) get the OC Formula at the same prize.
post #59 of 127
^^ Waiting on the price of the OC Formula aswell to make my final decision on the board, most likely going with the UD5H.
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ASUS Z87 DELUXE
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i7-4710HQ Acer GTX 860m 8 GB 
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