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Hello all.

I am in the running for a new motherboard.
I have had a terrible experience with the Gigabyte one that I have now and I am fed up with it and want a new one.

Necessity:
GREAT overclock friendly BIOS
Z77 Chipset (1155 obviously)
Sata 6gb/s
Heatsinks on VRM
ATX

Want:
Blue color scheme.
Onboard start/reset
Dual BIOS switch

Obviously I can skimp on the wants but the blue is almost a necessity because it will fit my build scheme.
I am in the range of $150-200, but I can spend a little extra if it comes to it.

DO NOT SUGGEST: UD3H, UD5H, P8Z77.


Thanks for any input and I can provide more info if needed.
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Your only option left is GD65. Also Biostar HiFi.
Edited by DeXel - 6/7/13 at 3:10pm
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To tell you the truth, UD3H is pretty much where it's at for a inexpensive OC board. So, why not Gigabyte? You seem to have left ASUS out of consideration as well?

If you're willing to trash the color scheme and don't mind spending a little, the ASRock Z77 OC Formula is a brilliant board. It's E-ATX, though.
Edited by Fulvin - 6/7/13 at 3:04pm
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To tell you the truth, UD3H is pretty much where it's at for a inexpensive OC board. So, why not Gigabyte? You seem to have left ASUS out of consideration as well?

I had a problem with the UD3H which I have now. EVERY time I boot, the screen stays on for 30secs. (Enabled fast boot to make sure it wasnt a setting, same thing)
And when I do an overclock that doesnt work or it doesnt like, the mobo just wont boot, or it will try and get stuck at the bios start screen and I am left with no control.
Flashed the bios, went to previous versions, newest versions same problems.

ASUS is good, but those boards are cheap. It didnt like my Vengeance RAM and I had to run the RAM in a weird config to even boot at all.
I am very picky and first impressions are everything to me.

I am looking at the MSI GD65 but I am not sold yet.
Still looking for the opinions of the great OCNers. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by AaronMa View Post

And when I do an overclock that doesnt work or it doesnt like, the mobo just wont boot, or it will try and get stuck at the bios start screen and I am left with no control.
That's kind of to be expected when an overclock fails now isn't it? That's why there's the reset button.

Mine does this too, but it's no biggie.
Quote:
It didnt like my Vengeance RAM
What a surprise. To tell you the truth, I have read many occasions where Vengeance RAM has caused headache, so that might not be entirely the boards fault.

Not that many good blue boards out there, tbh.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by AaronMa View Post

I had a problem with the UD3H which I have now. EVERY time I boot, the screen stays on for 30secs. (Enabled fast boot to make sure it wasnt a setting, same thing)
And when I do an overclock that doesnt work or it doesnt like, the mobo just wont boot, or it will try and get stuck at the bios start screen and I am left with no control.
Flashed the bios, went to previous versions, newest versions same problems.

ASUS is good, but those boards are cheap. It didnt like my Vengeance RAM and I had to run the RAM in a weird config to even boot at all.
I am very picky and first impressions are everything to me.

I am looking at the MSI GD65 but I am not sold yet.
Still looking for the opinions of the great OCNers. biggrin.gif

try the GD65, its really your last good option
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agreed on the MSI GD65 been a good option in your price range. maybe the Mpower you could look aswell
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post #8 of 8
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That's kind of to be expected when an overclock fails now isn't it? That's why there's the reset button.

But the problem is, I have to reset EVERY time. I have used other boards and when the OC doesnt work, the BIOS is unaffected.
Thats what I want. If that is strange, then I want my old ASUS P8Z77 back. Because it wouldnt do this, if the clock didnt work, it would tell you.
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