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G1.Sniper M5 vs. Z87M OC Formula

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I am having a hard time choosing between the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 and the Asrock Z87M OC Formula for my micro-atx build. All the information about the G1.Sniper M5 is out (manual) and the board is available on Newegg for $200. On the other hand there is not a lot of information on the Asrock Z87M OC Formula. Does anyone know anything along the lines of release date, pricing, and wireless ac/ no ac?
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The sniper is a better gaming board whereas the formula is a better overclocking board so what do you value more?
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I'm waiting for the new OCF as well ..all the better boards should start popping up this week or next
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The sniper is a better gaming board whereas the formula is a better overclocking board so what do you value more?

and this is based on what ?
    
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and this is based on what ?

The sniper has Creative Sound Core3D which is basically a dedicated soundcard and it has a killer nic which improves ping in game. The formula has a 12 phase power design and higher quality chokes which provide more stable power at increased voltages. The formula is better for people who are trying to achieve the maximum overclock possible whereas the sniper is the better all around board.
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Oops, thought this was about the Sniper 5 tongue.gif Sorry for interrupting!
I just ordered one of them (the Sniper 5)
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