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post #11 of 47
I'm reading 3/4 or 1/2 barbs, I bought a set of 3/4 just in case.
post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

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.

Personally I'm wondering if the Z87-D3HP (which has only 4 phases) is going to burst into flames the moment that the end user even thinks of adjusting the multiplier.
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if it uses the IR3553 then i think it will be okay, 4 phases usually is enough.
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Love the black and orange. Reminds me of old DFI boards.
    
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post #16 of 47
Why use barbs on a modern mobo, just curious.
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To water cool the mobo chips*possibly not needed nowadays* like SIN said it's for looks mostly.

I hope if anything, they have plugs/end cap fittings for people that decide not to utilize it, cause seeing a MVF with barbs poking through looks horrid.
Anyways this is about Gigabyte.
I love the UD4H.. things is looking nice!!!
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Where's the info about Z87 ITX board? I wonder if it's better than previous Gigabyte Z77 model, that was disappointment for overclockers (no voltage adjustment).
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post

To water cool the mobo chips*possibly not needed nowadays* like SIN said it's for looks mostly.

I hope if anything, they have plugs/end cap fittings for people that decide not to utilize it, cause seeing a MVF with barbs poking through looks horrid.
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I love the UD4H.. things is looking nice!!!

it does come with a nice black plastic end-cap in each of the barbs.
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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.

Oh I know its not necessary for that many phases, I just thought it was odd from a marketing point of view. Apparently I misread it anyway, sniper 5 is 16 phases smile.gif
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