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http://sinhardware.com/index.php/reviews/motherboards/131-gigabyte/gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview/317-gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview?showall=&start=3

The UD4H has real 16 phase VRMs. Same as the UD5H, pretty similar to the four top of the line Z87 Gigabyte boards.

The price poitn is pretty ridiculous on the combo deal, $199+$160 .

Also, factor in cost of a new PSU, no guarantee your current PSU will work on Z87.
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http://sinhardware.com/index.php/reviews/motherboards/131-gigabyte/gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview/317-gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview?showall=&start=3

The UD4H has real 16 phase VRMs. Same as the UD5H, pretty similar to the four top of the line Z87 Gigabyte boards.

The price poitn is pretty ridiculous on the combo deal, $199+$160 .

Also, factor in cost of a new PSU, no guarantee your current PSU will work on Z87.

Are you sure it's not 12 phase for cpu, 4 for gpu
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http://sinhardware.com/index.php/reviews/motherboards/131-gigabyte/gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview/317-gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview?showall=&start=3

The UD4H has real 16 phase VRMs. Same as the UD5H, pretty similar to the four top of the line Z87 Gigabyte boards.

The price poitn is pretty ridiculous on the combo deal, $199+$160 .

Also, factor in cost of a new PSU, no guarantee your current PSU will work on Z87.

The extreme 3 will max out haswell on water so 16 phases are overkill
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Originally Posted by litoralis View Post

http://sinhardware.com/index.php/reviews/motherboards/131-gigabyte/gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview/317-gigabyte-8-series-motherboards-preview?showall=&start=3

The UD4H has real 16 phase VRMs. Same as the UD5H, pretty similar to the four top of the line Z87 Gigabyte boards.

The price poitn is pretty ridiculous on the combo deal, $199+$160 .

Also, factor in cost of a new PSU, no guarantee your current PSU will work on Z87.

So do you think the 4670k would be enough for my needs? I just do some game and like I said, I will start recording acoustic guitar songs and vocals. Nothing fancy. Maybe a midi board in the future?

Edit: my current psu is a corsair tx950 and I saw it somewhere before that it is compatible with Haswell.
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Why would your PSU not work?
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Stop spreading panic about PSUs lol, at worst you'll have to disable some power states. Everything is fine.
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I went UD4H.
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I went UD4H.

That's what I'm thinking about doing. I can't decide whether I should get the i7 or i5 though. Like I said, I game at 1440p and I do some music recording like acoustic guitar and vocals. No video editing right now as I don't even know how to do that.
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^ Unless you do extremely intensive editing and such there's no reason an i5 wouldn't be extreme power for your needs. i5 is extremely good at multi-threaded tasks, and hyperthreading really doesn't contribute that much. Games are much more intensive on the GPU, not CPU, so put that money towards extra graphics power if anything.
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post #20 of 45
Nice choice on that UD4H

Why did no one recommend the Sabertooth?
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