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Which Z87 motherboard? Extreme6 vs GA-Z87X-OC vs GA-Z87X-D3H

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Building a new pc with Haswell, but not sure what motherboard to get.

Main question is will they all overclock much the same? I know the Z87X-OC has a good power circuit, but couldn't find anything on the extreme6 other than it is "12phase" (true 12phase?? it doesn't seem to have 12 chokes but has 12 VRMs?) and uses rds(on) mosfets. I haven't been able to find any info on the DH3 power circuit however.

EDIT: Is it worth considering the extreme4, which has the same 12phase stuff according to their website but no mention of the rds(on).

One of my local PC shops also has a bundle which would mean I could get the Z87X-UD3H for about the same prices as the DH3, but still a little more expensive than the extreme4 (~25usd more)

Mostly looking for a reliable board that can OC well, without spending more than necessary.

Rest of the build is likely to be:
4770K
16GB ram
Noctua NH-D14
Samsung 840pro 256gb
Corsair AX760i
7970

Might go to a 2 gpu setup in the future, but not 3. At most will be running 3 storage drives and 1 optical drive so all of the Z87 boards should meet any potential requirements there.

Will be used for gaming and dev/coding.
Edited by seniorcitizen - 6/9/13 at 8:41pm

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The OC is for extreme overclockers who will likely use LN2. I can't recommend a board specifically but my ASRock board has been pretty good.
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out of those three i will say GA-Z87X-OC
its for extreme oerclocking
     
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Intel Core i7 3770K @ 5Ghz  ASUS ROG MAXIMUS V EXTREME Gigabyte 980Ti G1 Corsair Vengence 8Gb @ 2100MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 256GB XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Photon D5 270mm Reservoir  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC RX 480mm V3 Radiator XSPC 3/8, 5/8 Black Chrome Fittings Primochill Advanced LRT 3/8, 5/8 BloodShed Red ... Windows 8 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung F8000 55'' Smart 3D LED Sony W300 40'' Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Silverstone Strider ST-1200G 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair OBSIDIAN 900D  Razer DeathAdder 2013 Razer Goliathus EXTENDED (Speed Edition) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz, CPU-NB @ 3Ghz MSI 990FXA-GD80 Nvidia 8800GT Corsair XMS3 8GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM LG Corsair H100 
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