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Hi dear friends and experts. I need your opinion because I feel little sad and need your help. I have been always a gigabyte fan because in Egypt the technical support is faster than other MOBOS supporters even if after the one year warranty expires, they still can help you for little money. I have bought the new Gigabyte z77x-UP7.It is a very good board for the previous reasons, but then I saw the poll here about the Asus V Formula and V Extreme. I still have the chance for an exchange. I will lose some money though. Shall I change or not is really the Asus better than mine.I intened to learn how to overclock. Is there that much difference between the two mobos that makes me change. I really need your unbiased help and advice. Thanks to all who will help me . Waiting your replies
Edited by ihab7000 - 6/15/13 at 4:07pm
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No, it's not better by any means. Well, unless you want Thunderbolt. For regular OC all 3 boards are overkill though.
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Thx so much Dexel. You mean Giga is better? And plz What is a thunderbolt?
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UP7 has better VRM. Otherwise, Extreme and UP7 are about the same. UP7 currently has world record on maximum overclock for LGA1155.

Thunderbolt.
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Dear Dexel...really I appreciate ur help..wish others share too.Again what is VRM?
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Can I buy a separate thunderbolt and can it work with my Gigabyte z77x-up7.Thx for the help
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VRM is what provides power to your CPU right after PSU. It converts 12V to 0.9-1.8V. DC-DC.

I haven't seen Thunderbolt sold separately but it runs on PCI-E. So if it's available one day, you can buy it, but atm it's pointless for majority.
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There is an XFI external sound with Asus Formula...what is its brand ...Can I buy it seperatly..will it do better than the built in sound sys in Giga z77
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