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post #31 of 38
Would get the UD4H, more features (worth more as mentioned, so it probably costs more to make?)
Less fan headers and no power/reset switches on the board, but who actually uses them apart from the guys who are running on a test bench?

UD4H has better audio, more SATA ports (if you ever need/want them), they will probably both OC the same (maybe not the BCLK but that's not used for 99% of people).
UD4H has more phases,

If you're that concerned about fan control buy a 5.25 fan controller and the UD4H, a fan controller in a bay looks neat and is just better and you know it's always going to be what you set it at, rather then if you hit an unstable OC and the board resets to stock. etc.
 
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post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by leyzar View Post

UD4H seems to have less fan headers and fan 2 & 3 are linked (http://www.eteknix.com/gigabyte-z87x-ud4h-z87-motherboard-review/3/)

For UD5H it seems 4th and 5th fans are linked
http://content.hwigroup.net/images/products/xl/186524/23/gigabyte_z87xud5h.jpg
So.... no better fan control ... going for the ud4h

UD4H:
CPU/CPU OPT Linked
System Fan1
Systemfan 2 and 3 are linked

NO CONTROL OVER system fan 4, there is no system fan 5 i could see on the board, if there was then there is no control over it.

UD5H:
CPU fan control
CPU OPT fan control
System 1
System 2
System 3
System 4 and System 5 linked

that is 6 controls versus 3. So yes double the fan control.
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post #33 of 38
Idk if the OP already bought, but gigabyte is fine board in many aspects but fan control isnt one of it. Personally i always have liked not to use extra software if i can, i like my OS to have the lest process running or consuming resources. But the problem with bios is the lack of flexibility, on my GENE Z there is no way to drop case fan below 60%, this is just a bios restriction, only the CPU socket can drop down to 20%, and even then iin my testing i couldnt change it much, but with FanXpert the bios restrictions disappear, fan curves are available, a lot of tweaking can be done to setup the PC to whatever you like.

Now since you have a grudge against Asus, im not gonna recommend you go against your feeling, so instead im gona suggest something different. I had a very good experience doing a build for a friend a couple of months ago, it was with MSI Z77 G43, to my surprise MSI bios was ok, and when i checked fan control there i was like meh a little more tweaking than asus but not by much, so i installed all stuff and tried the corecontrol (if i remember correctly, its the MSI software to control stuff), very lacking on fans, i couldn'ty drop the fan below the thresholds of the bios as i could with fanxpert.... so practically worthless, fans were spinning above what they needed just out of the software not able to do what i wanted, again bios restriction on case fans too high. So i decided to test the bios, i knew i couldn't do much about the 60% restriction on the case fans, so i had Akasa Flexa FP5 PWM 5-Way Splitter - Smart Fan Cable (AK-CBFA03-45) laying around from a past build that didnt end up using, so i decided not to use the Chassis Fans headers and just use the CPU header, so now i had all fans able to drop down below 60%, all were PWM fans, the scythe fans i used can drop very low, the only one that restricted me was Thermalright TY141 fan that the least i could drop it was 36.5% on bios settings (around 700rpm), using the lower setting will create ticking on the fan. I setup a 55C temp as the target, and the fans stay at the same rpm until this temp is reached by cpu (this is tweakable, there are 5c increments). The setup ended up virtually inaudible at 1 meter on usual daily ambient noise, i can hear a slight wosh at 3am when no sound is on the background and even then i have to get really close and pay attention to it, overall im very pleased with how MSI did their fan control in the bios and with the help of the akasa spliter all work really well.

But to do the above make sure you get good pwm fans that can be dropped really low, for example Scythe Slipstream PWM are a very nice candidate for this, 250-1300rpm is a very decent range for someone looking for virtually inaudible at idle, quiet while loading, and can be ramp up to max for testing. I personally want to test thermalrigth TY150, from the test i seen i can drop below 500rpm, i seen 226rpm as the lowest on FanXpert2 tests, so i want to see how it would do on an MSI bios, this is the fan that comes with Archon SB-E and probably will come with HR-22 (successor of the HR-02), this is the cooler that im waiting and waiting for my quiet haswell setup, should hit retail around Q4 2013.

So if i were to avoid ASUS, i would go full PWM fans and MSI mobo with akasa splitter, but the fans have to have very good range, else wont drop as low.
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post #34 of 38
Perhaps I missed it in the thread or perhaps it isn't a very important (these days) feature that the OC has.

The OC has an extra power connector for the PCI-e cards.
"OC Peg adds auxiliary power to the PCIe slots of your motherboard, improving system stability in extreme configurations. This is especially useful in power-hungry 4-way graphics configurations. "

I've melted my 24 pin in the past running a triple sli setup and no it wasn't (and isn't always) a bad connection....so it makes me think about this feature OC-Peg.
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I've melted my 24 pin in the past running a triple sli setup and no it wasn't (and isn't always) a bad connection....so it makes me think about this feature OC-Peg.

Yea it's surely not bad connection since the plug has a special shape that prevents from plugging it incorrectly, but still if you're not onto extreme overclocking an additional PCIe power plug shouldn't be needed;
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post #36 of 38
oc has 8 phased vrm and ud4h has 16.. that alone separates these two boards by a big margin, kinda odd if you ask me.. seems that the oc should at least be equal to the lesser priced board...
Edited by freeboy - 7/30/13 at 7:38pm
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oc has 8 phased vrm and ud4h has 16.. that alone separates these two boards by a big margin, kinda odd if you ask me.. seems that the oc should at least be equal to the lesser priced board...


Z87X-OC should at least have over clock rated international rectifier parts but fact of the matter they are the same part just half the amount of the UD4H.
Edited by SonDa5 - 7/30/13 at 8:03pm
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post #38 of 38
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Would get the UD4H, more features (worth more as mentioned, so it probably costs more to make?)
Less fan headers and no power/reset switches on the board, but who actually uses them apart from the guys who are running on a test bench?

UD4H has better audio, more SATA ports (if you ever need/want them), they will probably both OC the same (maybe not the BCLK but that's not used for 99% of people).
UD4H has more phases,

If you're that concerned about fan control buy a 5.25 fan controller and the UD4H, a fan controller in a bay looks neat and is just better and you know it's always going to be what you set it at, rather then if you hit an unstable OC and the board resets to stock. etc.

Indeed. If you are testing your OC before you put it in a case, those power and reset buttons are invaluable. Once you have your OC set and load the mb into your case, you mostly won't need it. But I still use my power button now and then when I'm messing around inside my case.

 

The GA-Z87X-UD4H is a nice board, for those of you reading this. (It's late, but Yahoo was declaring everything from OCN to be spam.)

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