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Thanks so much for that.

I could send you pics of my board if that would help.
which board?
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Thanks so much for that.

I could send you pics of my board if that would help.
which board?

P8Z68-V
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P8Z68-V
sure if you like just PM me and i will add it to the next revision of the list.
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- never mind, answered -
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post #35 of 39
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So the Z87X-UD5H didn't even get a Bronze award but the MSI GD65 got gold from HardOCP.
Now I feel HardOCP is very bias, if Asus pooped on their doorstep I feel like it would get a gold award so not sure if they are just pooping in Asus's main competitions cereal and giving the #3 guys a boost or does the UD4H really have the same issues and is somewhat lackluster? I'm having a hard time deciding here between the Asus and the Gigabyte especially since for me this is a big chunk of change.
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I've wanted to try a Gigabyte mobo ever since they released the nice blue P35 mobos. So this ones for you Sin and the rest of you overclock.net Gigabyte fanboys. I picked up the UD4H. I liked that out of all these boards it still has a pci slot even though its useless if I use 2 video cards. But I'm still nervous about the bios and software but you guys are always talking about how quality these boards are.I won't be able to get my rig going until my SSD comes in so maybe a week. But thanks for the help deciding I'm sure I'll be asking you guys a lot of questions. Are there any good guides on OCing haswell or Gigabyte z87 BIOS settings?
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So the Z87X-UD5H didn't even get a Bronze award but the MSI GD65 got gold from HardOCP.
Now I feel HardOCP is very bias, if Asus pooped on their doorstep I feel like it would get a gold award so not sure if they are just pooping in Asus's main competitions cereal and giving the #3 guys a boost or does the UD4H really have the same issues and is somewhat lackluster? I'm having a hard time deciding here between the Asus and the Gigabyte especially since for me this is a big chunk of change.

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I've wanted to try a Gigabyte mobo ever since they released the nice blue P35 mobos. So this ones for you Sin and the rest of you overclock.net Gigabyte fanboys. I picked up the UD4H. I liked that out of all these boards it still has a pci slot even though its useless if I use 2 video cards. But I'm still nervous about the bios and software but you guys are always talking about how quality these boards are.I won't be able to get my rig going until my SSD comes in so maybe a week. But thanks for the help deciding I'm sure I'll be asking you guys a lot of questions. Are there any good guides on OCing haswell or Gigabyte z87 BIOS settings?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide/0_20

Also there is a big club i check most daily.
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Can some one translate the vrm stuff for me I looked at Sins chart and the Gigabyte got a 3.5 in on over the Asus's 3.5 but I think everything else was on par with other.

Gigabyte motherboards have better VRM's since they use IR PowIRstages which means that MOSFETs and drivers are all integrated into one chip making it cooler/more efficient.

I recall they have a marketing slide for that:



http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/312/images/PowIRstage.html

Gotta love them I think they're the only ones that put up some technical explanations on their website.

Asus is no slouch either.

Gigabyte is better for mid-range, Asus for high end (magical ram overclocks, better overclockability but only on their $300+ boards). The ud4h vs pro is kind of a toss-up between the two, just get the one that is better aesthetically for you or cheaper. Honestly I would think the UD4H is higher quality. Asus make good mid-range boards, for sure they are second best, but Gigabyte really uses above and beyond components on their mid-range boards.

Why are you choosing between ud4h and pro? Why not go for the ud3h? It's a lot cheaper and doesnt have that ugly red.

Microcenter offers price protection, so just buy the board you want, and then go back and get a partial refund when it inevitably is on sale again. I bought my Z87X-UD3H on sale for $124 (vs $129 as normal), and today I went into MC and they refunded me $15 because of a special that expired last week, where it was on sale for $109 (i just printed out the email I had).
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