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I am looking at
ASUS Z87 - Expert
ASUS Z87 - Pro

Gigabyte Z87X UD5H

AsRock Extreme9

Leaning towards the ASUS Expert Model
as i use android tablets and this has wifi to connect with
and ASUS has service centers here not to mention the city i live in is the place of ASUS eastern india HQ

So What should i do ?smile.gif

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Originally Posted by John117 View Post

I am looking at
ASUS Z87 - Expert
ASUS Z87 - Pro

Gigabyte Z87X UD5H

AsRock Extreme9

Leaning towards the ASUS Expert Model
as i use android tablets and this has wifi to connect with
and ASUS has service centers here not to mention the city i live in is the place of ASUS eastern india HQ

So What should i do ?smile.gif

They are all good. Buy what you want!
post #3 of 4
definitely gigabyte. Asus' high end boards were better on z77, but gigabyte now has t-topology too (other brands dont though). Asus is like Porsche, they make the *best* cars but the cayenne is not very special, for midrange go with gigabyte. The amount of features and VRM quality on the ud3h is way better than the z87-a and more like the pro, for way less.

Asrock on z87 sucks, not as badly as they did on z77 but analogue vrm using lower quality parts and i think they still have the ridiculously underreported voltage issue.

You can get a $10 wifi adaptor, the asus board just charges you like $40 for it.

As for service in your country, you should check if asus actually has service there, the corporate hq isnt going to help you with a busted board. If it so happens that asus will still grant you warranty and gigabyte wont, as companies often wont cover warranty if your in another country, then Id go with asus. However, I know quite a few people who go with gigabyte because they are the only brand thatll cover warranty in their country.

Something you should really look into, asus could still very well not cover you and gigabyte is known for foreign coverage.
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definitely gigabyte. Asus' high end boards were better on z77, but gigabyte now has t-topology too (other brands dont though). Asus is like Porsche, they make the *best* cars but the cayenne is not very special, for midrange go with gigabyte. The amount of features and VRM quality on the ud3h is way better than the z87-a and more like the pro, for way less.

Asrock on z87 sucks, not as badly as they did on z77 but analogue vrm using lower quality parts and i think they still have the ridiculously underreported voltage issue.

Is it the same story quality wise (vrms, rest of mobo components) for the high end matx z87 boards( sniper m5, asus gene 6, asrock z87m oc formula)?
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