Originally Posted by self_slaughter
I vote for option #4.... screw the budget and get a 4930K and an evga dark.
That's my plan in the next few weeks anyway, I've had my fun with haswell... time to move on
I have strongly considered this, however the evga board doesn't seem to do well with reviews so far. The only lga 2011 board I found that wasn't too expensive and still has features is the maximus 4 gene. Also according to many reviews, the 4930k only seemed to go higher in benchmarks in cinebench. Most of the others, overclocked 4770k and overclocked 4930k were pretty close. That's not enough to warrant the socket 2011 to me as the 4930k will be very expensive.
Originally Posted by SonDa5
They are fine. Z87X-OC has actual connections and short leads that connect to the connections which can be useful to free up a pair of hands from the volt meter.
I think the UD4H has better CPU mosfet design.
While I haven't researched this much, I honestly feel what the put in the z87x OC is adequate. The difference between the two power deliveries is likely not going to be felt in a user like me who will never use LN2. I would expect my 3 rad setup to be able to do 4.8-5 ghz, likely about it.
Edit: The OC force, what are some of the other differences? Also the vrm block, is it aluminum or copper?Edited by bond32 - 9/9/13 at 8:58am