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[WCCF] Gigabyte Z87 Motherboards Roundup – G1.Sniper M5, GA-Z87X-OC, GA-Z87X-UD5H

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Gigabyte Z87 motherboards would be unveiled on 1st June and would consist of their Z87 OC, Z87 G1 and Z87 UD “Ultra Durable” series motherboards. The new motherboards would feature the Ultra Durable 5 components and the latest Dual UEFI BIOS along with the AMP-UP audio technologies on G1.Sniper series motherboards.

That OC Force drool.gif
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Gigabyte has some really nice boards this time around, I've been as ASUS fan but they've lost their touch imo, I won't be getting any of the z87 boards since I want an Ivy b-e build and hopefully they'll show their new boards for that platform.
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What has got me thinking is this.
With the OC Force and the and the G1.Sniper will the barbs be interchangable?
These boards look flipping smecksi!!!!
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no they wont, but you can remove them if you want.
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

no they wont, but you can remove them if you want.

Nice.
Any more info about the barbs like sizes and threading?
Also, does the motherboard even need to have better cooling since it's utilizing better components?

Well I've been eye'n the UD4H since pictures and videos been posted I think that is the board that I will go with.

I have to hand it to them this line up*visually* has got me drooling...

I think it's time to upgrade.

Edit: If you're not allowed to say anything till NDA is lifted it's alright.
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Really eying that UD4H.

Still can't decide whether to go i5 or i7 as I only game...supposedly next gen games take use of 8 threads...
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Sniper is 8 phase, ud4h 16? Strikes me as odd, I thought the sniper was one of their higher range boards?

Not that it'll matter as much with haswell, but still.
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Sniper is 8 phase, ud4h 16? Strikes me as odd, I thought the sniper was one of their higher range boards?

Not that it'll matter as much with haswell, but still.

For motherboards, you need quality, not quantity. My Rampage IV Extreme has 8+2 phase power and it overclocks like a dream. Plus, more phases = more heat anyways.
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I wonder what the sniper ATX board will cost, and the UD4
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Originally Posted by NihilOC View Post

Sniper is 8 phase, ud4h 16? Strikes me as odd, I thought the sniper was one of their higher range boards?

Not that it'll matter as much with haswell, but still.
The G1.Sniper 5 is 16 phases the SNiper M5 is 8 phases...

All boards above UD3H/OC/M5 are all 16 phases, most everything under is 8, unless its a very low end model.
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Nice.
Any more info about the barbs like sizes and threading?
Also, does the motherboard even need to have better cooling since it's utilizing better components?

Well I've been eye'n the UD4H since pictures and videos been posted I think that is the board that I will go with.

I have to hand it to them this line up*visually* has got me drooling...

I think it's time to upgrade.

Edit: If you're not allowed to say anything till NDA is lifted it's alright.
Hey no I can say I guess, the barb i think OD is 1/2 or maybe slightly less I need to re measure. And yes the water cooling and fans are all just for looks, they are just cosmetic.
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