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Originally Posted by IIMaxII View Post

What do you guys think the best Z87 motherboard for under $150 is?

Biostar Hi-Fi z87x biggrin.gif
I'd like to see it in the list someday redface.gif
I sold mine..or else I'd take pics.
It was good and solid..kinda pretty, too.
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/13/13 at 11:14am
 
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Is there any final conclusion that can be taken concerning the quality of components on each manufacturers board? Like Asrock is cheap but still uses good components, or Gigabyte Boards are worth the bucks? Having a hard time deciding what Z87 ATX Board I should get.. :/ A cheap Extreme 4 or rather invest more and grab a Z87X-UD3H?
Or for example if the MSI M.Power SP is worth the additional ~10$ over the GD65 Gaming? eh-smiley.gif

The extreme4 is a really bad board, uses low quality VRM components. Z87X-UD3h is not much more expensive at all and wayyy better. For cheap boards a D3H/UD3H is by far the best.

That said, it seems like the G1 Sniper, and Asrock OCFM and fatal1ty boards are less than $20 more expensive than the ud3h. How good are these boards? As flagship boards dont they have superior ram overclockability? Does that make these boards better values than the UD3H, only slightly more but high end features like ram overclockability (and ram overclockablity... that and pci-e slots are basically only difference of higher end boards vs mid-range, right?).
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...or possibly the d3hp, i have not heard any confirmation if that board is limited in overclocking features or voltage controls yet like the DS3H was.
Does the z87-ds3h have no vcore control like the z77? Just ordered it from newegg, guess I can let you know then smile.gif

Edit: looks like the ga-z87-ds3h does have vcore control smile.gif
Edited by Eleazar6 - 12/20/13 at 2:22pm
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Subbed, great.
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Sin did I miss your analysis on the Extreme6 compared to the OC Formula?
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I will updat the VRM list soon, but at first glance the OC Formula is better even tho they use th same power stage.
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Hero vs Z87X OC, for the same price?
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basically same VRM design mate, so youd have to go off other features.
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Thanks!
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post #120 of 161
Im in the market for a Z87 board.

Narrowed it down to the Z87X-UD3H and the matx Z87MX-D3H. We don't have the ATX 3DH here or 4DH here.

I think I want a gigabyte board since theyre having good feedbacks, even in this thread.

Proc would be a 4770k, running 2 290s.

Basically, if i went with the matx board I can squeeze in an ssd in the budget.

I will want to OC the 4770k and that usually means better VRMs right? What is the better choice?
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