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Hey OCN, I'm here wondering which motherboard should I the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H or the ASUS Z87-PRO? I'm going be into overclocking for theses motherboards.
post #2 of 7
Have you checked Sin's review of the Gigabyte Z87-OC on here? I really liked what he had to say about the VRM phases used on that board and what that means for overclocking.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1396582/the-gigabyte-z87x-oc-review-with-4770k

I really like the ASUS Z87-Pro too, that was my choice before I read Sin's review about the Z87-OC. You got the new ALC1150 audio from realtek, wifi, and bluetooth with the ASUS board for $10 more than the Z87-OC. Perhaps Gigabyte's costs went into their VRM investment. The Z87-Pro has excellent memory overclocking as reviewed at Tom's: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-haswell-motherboard-review,3524-30.html
Edited by mouacyk - 6/5/13 at 6:18pm
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My mind is still stuck they both look the same as for specs. tongue.gif
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I got a UD4H and just holding the thing you can till its extremely high quality. It weighs like twice as much as any other motherboard I've ever felt and looks clean as hell. Had an MSI Z87 GD65 but i took it back and traded it for this UD4H.
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P43 Wallbreaker
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Lenovo Y580
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H EVGA GTX 670 FTW 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840  Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM XSPC Raystorm 750 240mm XSPC Rad 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" LG Flatron W2243T 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Original Logitech G15 XFX Pro 650W Corsair C70 Vengeance Gunmetal Black Logitech g9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries 4HD Creative Fatal1ty Soundblaster Recon3D professi... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad q9300 Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack 8GB G.Skill DDR2 1066mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB CoolerMaster V8 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG Flatron W2243t 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" Original Logitech G15 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill R114 Logitech G9x Steelseries 4HD 
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Intel Core i7 3610QM Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M Corsair Vengeance 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3-1600 CL10  
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I think i'm going to go with the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H then but I'm just worried about overclocking since there aren't guides for it.
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Originally Posted by Trumpeter1994 View Post

I got a UD4H and just holding the thing you can till its extremely high quality. It weighs like twice as much as any other motherboard I've ever felt and looks clean as hell. Had an MSI Z87 GD65 but i took it back and traded it for this UD4H.
Are you being sarcastic about the weight of it?
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I will have a guide for it soon, promise. GIGABYTE will also have an OC Guide this round, an official one, just give it one more week.
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