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i'm leaning to the oc force side too now after the last post of DizZz, I think I can deal with a slightly worse onbooard soundchip and I don't think there will be much a difference in the onboard LAN that I would notice while gaming

How high do you plan on overclocking? The G1.Sniper 5 will be able to handle anything under 5ghz just fine and probably a little over that too. It's when you get to 5.5ghz and up that the oc force will really shine.
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The G1.Sniper 5 is a better gaming motherboard because it has better built in lan and better sound but the oc force will allow you to get higher overclocks so it just comes down to what is more important to you.
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It has significantly better power delivery and vrm components which leads to more stable and clean voltage distribution to the chip.

I don't think you'll see any difference in the overclocking capability of the two boards on air or water. Both boards use the same amount of IR3550 mosfets... so power delivery should be nearly identical.

The OC Force is targeted at subzero overclockers where the G1 are targeted at gamers. Both can do 4-Way, but benchers don't need sound... so they did a standard Realtek onboard for the OC. Gamers don't need overclocking buttons so they used all the extra cash towards sound.

If you plan to benchmark competitively, get the OC Force. If you plan to find your stable OC and then game, get the G1 Sniper.
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The Z87 gaming mobos from MSI seems like they have a good onboard soundcard too. http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/z87-gaming
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Originally Posted by DizZz View Post

How high do you plan on overclocking? The G1.Sniper 5 will be able to handle anything under 5ghz just fine and probably a little over that too. It's when you get to 5.5ghz and up that the oc force will really shine.

then I misunderstood you I don't plan on going that high at all, would somewhere around 5GHz and above easily be possible with a good watercooling system?
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The OC Force is targeted at subzero overclockers where the G1 are targeted at gamers.

I guess then the G1 would be targeted at me, I didn't plan on subzero overclocking at all, I wanted to have a good board to be ready to install a highend watercooling system in a few months,
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The Z87 gaming mobos from MSI seems like they have a good onboard soundcard too. http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/z87-gaming

They sure do look good thumb.gif
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The Z87 gaming mobos from MSI seems like they have a good onboard soundcard too. http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/z87-gaming

If I'm not mistaken, the G1.Sniper is using the Sound Core 3D, which is based off the one in the Creative "Z" series sound cards. That will easily be better than what audio solution is on MSI's motherboards.
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I guess then the G1 would be targeted at me, I didn't plan on subzero overclocking at all, I wanted to have a good board to be ready to install a highend watercooling system in a few months,

Then the G1 would be perfect for you. Sorry I wasn't more clear earlier smile.gif
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4.7GHz+ requires a good cooling system and luck of the draw on chips. My cooling system is great but my chip is just okay. I can't get 4.8GHz stable without way more volts than I want to give on air.
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That's why I will probably get the Sniper over the OC. Have a HD650 and would love the quality soundchip. Will only be watercooling to get a stable overclock for gaming so all the extra OC stuff aren't needed for me. I'm still trying to justify the cost of the Sniper 5 over the M5 but can't really lol. I guess I can justify it by saying it will be future-proof but I don't see myself going beyond SLI. The extra $200 can go towards a GTX 780 from my current GTX 580.
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asus is supposed to announce an upgrade of the onboard sound on the rog vi formula,

I wonder why they would upgrade something on the formula and not on the highend extreme version?

@Lu(ky the sniper is my favorite aswell, its only that I like the OC force more,
I wonder what the differences are? I guess the onboard sound on the sniper is better, but the oc force should have decend onboard sound chips aswell? it costs about 100$ more,

I plan on installing a watercooling system, I guess then the oc force would be the better choice,

YouTube video watch from beginning ----> H E R E

The motherboards we are talking about from AnandTech.com and you will be clear on what you want. Also the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 also has a setup for water cooling as well. As of now I really wanted the GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC Force but found out no good audio.. I even have the most perfect color combination for the Force biggrin.gif case build Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I am planning on going to MicroCenter later tonight and buying the Intel 4770K along with another Samsung 840 Pro 128GB to make a 3 x R0 sandwich. And buy the GIGABYTE GA-G1.Sniper M5 from the newegg and pick it up at Will Call on Tuesday should have everything running by then.. thumb.gif
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