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i was just thinking , great superior overclocking, supports 4 x GPUs, audiophile grade built in sound chip !

also has wifi/bluetooth built in or comes with a card

thanks !
Edited by invincible20xx - 6/4/13 at 10:13am
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Now, im speaking from ignorance here as I havent looked into Z87 too heavily, but im 99% certain you wont find either.

Even a ROG Maximus or Rampage just have crappy realtek hardware with creative firmware on their boards most of the time.
Built in sound is pretty much always built in quality, regardless of what its called.

As for the 4 GPU question, im fairly certain that Z87 only has one PCI lane, so its only capable of x16, x8/x8, or x8/x4/x4.

Someone please correct me if im wrong.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

Now, im speaking from ignorance here as I havent looked into Z87 too heavily, but im 99% certain you wont find either.

Even a ROG Maximus or Rampage just have crappy realtek hardware with creative firmware on their boards most of the time.
Built in sound is pretty much always built in quality, regardless of what its called.

As for the 4 GPU question, im fairly certain that Z87 only has one PCI lane, so its only capable of x16, x8/x8, or x8/x4/x4.

Someone please correct me if im wrong.

plx chip tackles the pci-e cpu lanes thing i guess.....
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plx chip tackles the pci-e cpu lanes thing i guess.....

Well, from what im seeing, right now the only boards that even HAVE 4 slots are the Gigabyte Z87X-OC and the G1 Sniper 5.
Asus may release a Rampage or Maximus with 4 down the road too, same with AsRock.
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sounds like x79....
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The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 has better on-board audio (Creative Sound Core 3D) with swappable op-amp. The GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC Force has Realtek ALC898 (still good, not excellent), but better overclocking extras. In addtion, the ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME, ASROCK Extreme9/ac, and ASROCK Extreme11/ac have Realtek ALC1150, which should be better then the older ALC898/ALC892. All of these boards should overclock very-well and include Bluetooth or Wifi.

Edit: All of these include a PLX to enable four-way SLI.
    
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sounds like x79....

x79 is off limits to me....
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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5? Meets your requirements, no?
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The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 has better on-board audio (Creative Sound Core 3D) with swappable op-amp. The GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC Force has Realtek ALC898 (still good, not excellent), but better overclocking extras. In addtion, the ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME, ASROCK Extreme9/ac, and ASROCK Extreme11/ac have Realtek ALC1150, which should be better then the older ALC898/ALC892. All of these boards should overclock very-well and include Bluetooth or Wifi.

Edit: All of these include a PLX to enable four-way SLI.

so for a creative quality on-board with "good" over-clocking capabilities the G1 Sniper 5 is the only option ?

i really wanna do away with the dedicated sound card because of spacing issues....
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