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post #1 of 10
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I'm torn between the Z87 Pro and the Hero. The Pro looks to have 12+2 phases vs the Heros 8+2 phases. But the Hero has 10k caps vs the Pro's 5k caps.

What do guys think? Go with the Hero or Pro?
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post #2 of 10
I think they will perform similarly but the Hero looks much better. Just personal preference.
 
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post #3 of 10
I don't think you have to worry about the Heros 8+2 phase, The Maximus VI Extreme has the same setup 8+2 phase but with a extra 4pin power thumb.gif

I ordered a Maximus VI Hero today, I wasn't happy with the gold. It just wouldn't look right in my rig.
post #4 of 10
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Ya I agree the Hero it is.
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post #5 of 10
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Here's my cart, any suggestions?

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post #6 of 10
I know it's DDR3-2666 and all, but to me spending $170 on 8GB of RAM is ludicrous. My suggestion (for what it's worth) is that you could get 8GB of perfectly-serviceable DDR3-2133 CL9 RAM for literally half the price.

G.Skill F3-17000CL9D-8GBSR ($84.99 @ Newegg)
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post #7 of 10
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I would just keep the 2133 I have. Ya I don't know, I'll think about it. I really want some 2666 ram biggrin.gif. Now spending 350 on 2800 is a bit ludicrous to me.
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post #8 of 10
Hero (not the best location for battery ,but if you don't go cold -np) would be my choice all tho I picked up Pro the other day just to play with Haswell ,both mobos are fine for OC ,here is Pro under cold
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?286345-ASUS-Z87-Motherboards-Overview-Guides-and-Official-Support&p=5192231&viewfull=1#post5192231
    
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post #9 of 10
If going through newegg you may wanna wait a bit for the cpu and mobo combo deal to come in, saving you around another $28.
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post

Hero (not the best location for battery ,but if you don't go cold -np) would be my choice all tho I picked up Pro the other day just to play with Haswell ,both mobos are fine for OC ,here is Pro under cold
Sweet! Ya, I don't think ill ever mess with that.

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Originally Posted by Ali Man View Post

If going through newegg you may wanna wait a bit for the cpu and mobo combo deal to come in, saving you around another $28.
Ahh well, thanks for the heads up but I already pulled the trigger. biggrin.gif

PS: I already put up parts to be replaced on CL Austin if anyone is interested.
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