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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 #91 of 127
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post

lol I'm the only one who voted for Biostar. This board looks amazing and I'm sure the price will be right!


Biostar always has awesome prices, for sure. To be honest, I've never messed with any of their boards.
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post #92 of 127
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Originally Posted by malaki View Post

same thing for me

has anyone here bought the sniper 5 and can tell me if the bios looks like this ( on the oc / oc force )


or does it have a green color scheme?

It can change to 3 x colors GREEN, ORANGE or BLUE

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Originally Posted by malaki View Post

how does the oc force compare to the sniper 5? (for overclocking and gaming purposes)
other than the better onboard soundcard on the sniper, what are the advantages of the oc force? prices are about the same where I checked,

Check out the AnandTech.com video below explains everything above the top Gigabyte motherboards

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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

I think you can change the color scheme in-BIOS, though I haven't tried. To get the cool widescreen view like that, your GPU needs to be supported, your monitor needs to be 1080 or higher, and you need to be a bit lucky lol. They're working on extending compatibility right now.
Just posted something that answers your question in another thread:

See video below shows a TON of feature including a desktop Apps that you can add or change color schemes..

V I D E O link here make sure it starts at the beginning > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ip3V8DbbRo&feature=player_embedded#!
    
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post #93 of 127
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

Biostar always has awesome prices, for sure. To be honest, I've never messed with any of their boards.

Yea I've personally only used a mega cheap AM3 board paired with an Athlon II x2. It worked fine and I didn't OC or anything. Next system I build I will definitely consider one of their higher end boards because they always offer the best features for the price and do 3 year warranty like all the other guys. I won't be upgrading to Haswell though, not enough performance jump from my 2500k and I don't need the extra features Z87 offers over Z68 thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #94 of 127
Anyone know the difference between the ASUS Z87-EXPERT and ASUS Z87-DELUXE? Thanks
post #95 of 127
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC Force

Best looking one out there that's for sure! Not so sure about the price though...


post #96 of 127
The ASUS Maximus VI Extreme has been released and looks freaking awesome. So do the other ROG boards by the way.

That armor looks better than the armor on the Sabertooth boards. drool.gif

post #97 of 127
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I think I just thew up in my mouth a little. puke.gif
post #98 of 127
Definitely love the Maximus VI Formula.


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post #99 of 127
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Originally Posted by VitalShot View Post

You should leave a review of that board here on OCN. That is my favorite MATX board for Haswell, the only thing I don't like about it is the maximum supported ram speed is 1866. See if you can get your ram to actually run at a higher speed than 1866 will you?

Hi Vitalshot (& everyone else of course)

Yes I will review the board, I did spot a review somewhere that hinted Ram can be oc'd to 2800+ (I can't find the review right now but will have a hunt)

and Candy_Van the boards are supposed to be in stock by 5th June according to my supplier Ebuyer in the UK.

** almost forgot **

I will be having a "build party" yes I am that sad.
A friend of mine has bought the Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H board, so I will be able to review how that is too.
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post #100 of 127
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Hi Vitalshot (& everyone else of course)

Yes I will review the board, I did spot a review somewhere that hinted Ram can be oc'd to 2800+ (I can't find the review right now but will have a hunt)

and Candy_Van the boards are supposed to be in stock by 5th June according to my supplier Ebuyer in the UK.

** almost forgot **

I will be having a "build party" yes I am that sad.
A friend of mine has bought the Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H board, so I will be able to review how that is too.

Awesome, I actually thought you would be able to run ram past 1866 with what the mobo considers an "Overclock" even though we all know running your ram at it's stock speed is not an overclock tongue.gif If you can find that review I would love a link to it please. Also, it's up to you whether or not you try to do it, but it would be pretty cool if you got a CPU-Z validation with your ram over 1866 on that board.

Also I don' find a "build party" in any way sad, this is OCN thumb.gif Thanks for the info though, because I couldn't really see any reason that Asus would make their future generation boards only support slower ram speeds than the last generation.
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