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Anyone know the difference between the ASUS Z87-EXPERT and ASUS Z87-DELUXE?

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More power phases, more sata ports, thunderbolt, better wireless and etc... srsly you can compare the two board by taking 2 pics and finding a description about it. It takes 5 minutes to do that. Faster than I can right that list...
    
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The new ASUS boards are up on the US Website where comparisons can be done
the UK website still hasn't got Z87 (well didn't when I last checked)
    
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More power phases, more sata ports, thunderbolt, better wireless and etc... srsly you can compare the two board by taking 2 pics and finding a description about it. It takes 5 minutes to do that. Faster than I can right that list...
I compared the two boards but I had a hard time finding their differences. Now which board would be best for my use? I don't plan to oc.
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depends on what your use is? Should we just guess ? I´m guessing you will be using it strictly for watching pron. Then go for a lower end board tongue.gif
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The expert will be the best option if you don't plan OC or anything. then you can even get a lower end board than the expert.
    
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I compared the two boards but I had a hard time finding their differences. Now which board would be best for my use? I don't plan to oc.

Z87-A. This board should even be pretty great at overclocking but if you go with the lower-end models you get worse onboard sound etc... this one's pretty good all-around.
Edited by adridu59 - 6/4/13 at 9:59am
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Or the PRO
    
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post #9 of 38
The Pro seems to have more power phases than the Expert (8 vs 12). Only the added features like Thunderbolt makes the Expert seem higher in the lineup.

I'm biased towards the Pro I guess.

To directly answer the OP's question, the Deluxe carries a 16 phase power design, has more SATA ports, comes with a beefier chipset heatsink, and has no thunderbolt.
Edited by garf333 - 6/4/13 at 10:12am
post #10 of 38
The number of ASUS SKUs is pretty mind boggling. They have the A, the Plus, the Pro, the Expert, the Deluxe, the Deluxe "dual", then all their ROG boards.

If you are going to shell out money for the Expert, Deluxe, or better then just get an ROG board.

The ones that will fit the bill for 95% of users are the A, the Plus and the Pro so look at those.
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