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You might as well go with the new platform. What about a MVI formula or hero?

Will have a look at then when I'm home from work!
post #12 of 38
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dayum just saw that the Gigabyte z87 UD4H is red as well.

I LIKE

Good to hear smile.gif But you posted earlier the Formula. Remeber this is a 1155 socket and CAN'T be used with haswell CPUs

The z87 boards work with haswell
The z77 boards work with ivy-bridge
    
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Go for it, GB have done a great job this round.

Seems like it, its's just that I usually prefer Asus or MSI over the other brands.
I had one GB board and it didn't last very long..
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Seems like it, its's just that I usually prefer Asus or MSI over the other brands.
I had one GB board and it didn't last very long..

You must have been one of the few unlucky then. Sure you can choose a asus board with "gold" tongue.gif. Just think Gigabyte made the best boards this time
    
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You must have been one of the few unlucky then. Sure you can choose a asus board with "gold" tongue.gif. Just think Gigabyte made the best boards this time

ROG is not gold.
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Hi BlackandYellow

Any of the boards should be fine (of course check the socket smile.gif)
If you are just looking to get a nice looking system together, with the chance of a little overclocking then go for features/looks. I am kind of in the same boat, my new build will be my first daily overclocker, rather than the experimental overclocking I did in the past.

The only manufacturer I wouldn't trust these days is Biostar, and even they are working on their quality issues, and are already producing better boards, just still not good enough.

I have had great and bad experiences with every manufacturer.
It doesn't matter how good the QC processes are every so often a lemon gets through, and as is the norm with the lovely internet, complaints are more prevalent than praise.

I went for the Asus Gryphon, my build party buddy went for the UD5 Gigabyte, I had MSI in my sights too but more the M or X series black and yellow boards, the dragon styling just doesn't fit with my case smile.gif

Good luck with your choices, don't worry, all the major brands are eyeing up the "best RMA rate" score so expect RMA experience to be ok if needed.
    
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ROG is not gold.

I know...
    
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post #18 of 38
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Thanks for the replies everyone! Any other cool mobo's?
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Any other cool mobo's?

Depends on what you need it to?
    
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post #20 of 38
the main 4 brands to look at are

Gigabyte
ASUS
ASRock
and MSI

EVGA and ECS also have offerings but not a lot is being said about those.

Intel branded boards are in short supply, of course they have announced they are pulling out of the consumer board market anyway.

If you are brave there is BIOSTAR.
    
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