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z87 Motherboards with more then one pwm header

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Looking into upgrading, need a motherboard with more then one pwm fan header. This means all asus' boards are out of the question.

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size, price range, brand preference?
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Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H/UD5H if you can find them. Has:

  • One 4-pin CPU fan header
  • One 4-pin CPU_OPT fan header
  • Three 4-pin PWM SYS_FAN headers
  • One 3-pin fan header

And Gigabyte did make a pretty good fan control software to go with the motherboard too this time around. And the UD4H has very high quality MOSFET in numerous quantities so you should expect good clean power to your CPU in order for good overclocks.

And goddamn do they look nice and clean.
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Prefer full ATX, <200$. I think the asrock extreme4 is looking good.
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Prefer full ATX, <200$. I think the asrock extreme4 is looking good.


Umm, all of those suggestions are full ATX.

Other good options are the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC or UD3H. Gigabyte has better+more power phases this time around allowing for better overclockability. This generation is showing that the motherboard is what makes your CPU OC, instead of the CPU being more of the limiting factor.

Both of those suggestions are sub $200, full ATX, and have better/more power phases. And to cap it off, they use a black PCB, unlike the Extreme4's nasty brown PCB.

And Gigabyte seems to have better fan control software than ASRock this time around to boot.
post #6 of 8
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I'll be using speedfan to control my fans most likely. I was reading about the asrock 1155 having d-caps instead of the newer ones, I wonder if the new series upgraded or is using the old ones still.
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Hrm not sure the gigabyte oc offers true PWM control..


http://i.imgur.com/cJh216L.png
post #8 of 8
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Looks like none of the gigabyte boards offer true 4pin pwm control.

Does anyone have any information regarding the 87extreme4? I know the z77 wasnt favored, did they get their act together?
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