Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › what z77 mobo ?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

what z77 mobo ? - Page 3

post #21 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

If youre looking for a good OC Z77 mobo;i would say personally....

ASUS makes great Z77 boards; the only real overclocking contenders are probably the Z77-V Pro, or Sabertooth/ ROG board.

MSI - The MPower is probably the only choice.... anyways though i hear some people might like ASUS boards better for the Digital VRM over MSI's analog VRM's but there are pro's and con's to analog vs digital VRM.

All the boards ive owned are from ASUS and ive overclocked on them and always found the best success with them. I also like the BIOS with the ASUS boards.

see you know how well asus OC smile.gif and i do like the bios too. the asrock z68 bios looks too much auto to me I can't too much on it. asus gives you more control of every possible thing in they mobo.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylake View Post

Money is really no biggie for me, but to put myself in others position i would recommend the cheaper board in such case - if the board satisfy you, you would probably think to yourself "i'm glad i didn't spend the extra bucks on a more expensive board". So i would suggest you'd go with the MSI, give it a try - push it to the limit and see whether you like it or not.. The aesthetics of the MSI Gaming series and the RoG series is both eyegasm to me.

I'm about to paint myself in red LOL jk. yeah they are eyegasm.
Quote:
Originally Posted by planedrop View Post

Yeah it's what I would recommend, nothing truly compares to the Sabertooth series. I am going to be getting one for myself pretty soon, currently I have an ASRock but that's because I couldn't afford the Sabertooth when I first did my build. ASRock isn't bad for the money but if you're looking for a true motherboard that will last you Asus's Sabertooth motherboards are the only way to go. They are quite spendy though.
And yes it would match the color scheme pretty well, personally I don't like much color on the motherboards, they should be solid black it looks the most professional.

I may flip the coin and see what goes first, but coin with 3 side will be hard to find biggrin.gif
Black Hawk
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k - 13 B 666 Asus Maximus VI Formula 1080 SeaHawk EK | K|NGP|N  G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 830 128GB raiD 0 rx 360 rx240 rx240 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Ek-Res X3 250mm Swiftech MCP35X2 COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Lamptron FC9 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Bitspower compression fittings koolance CPU 370 Windows 10 Pro Acer XB271HU ‑ 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Quick fire TK EVGA 1300g2 Corsair 800D MoDeD G502 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Rosewill REACT XL Creative Sound Blaster Z Sennheiser HD 555  AKG K267 
Other
M-Audio BX5a 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Hawk
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k - 13 B 666 Asus Maximus VI Formula 1080 SeaHawk EK | K|NGP|N  G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 830 128GB raiD 0 rx 360 rx240 rx240 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Ek-Res X3 250mm Swiftech MCP35X2 COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Lamptron FC9 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Bitspower compression fittings koolance CPU 370 Windows 10 Pro Acer XB271HU ‑ 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Quick fire TK EVGA 1300g2 Corsair 800D MoDeD G502 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Rosewill REACT XL Creative Sound Blaster Z Sennheiser HD 555  AKG K267 
Other
M-Audio BX5a 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

Good heads up.

Also, Intel has a crazy fast cross service RMA. The RMA took a couple days to clear and finalize after talking to reps via email. Once shipped it said it had one day-overnight shipping....... and i literally received it the day after it was shipped. It was insane.
Funny enough im doing a cross ship rma with intel right now. Missed the call so i need to call back and give them my cc info. They are really fast and the 25$ is worth it.
post #23 of 32
Don't bother with the sabertooth if you can afford the formula. No point.
post #24 of 32
the ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional seem like a good mobo, its just $10 more then the msi gaming board as for the asus i say only get it if your going to use the 3 way or 4 way sli the board got if not then no point sending the money on it
my gaming rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4790k msi z87 xpower zotac gtx 980 ti zotac gtx 980 ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 16gb MV-3V4G3D/US  mushkin 120gb mushkin 120gb cooler master nepton 280l 
MonitorPowerCase
YAMAKASI 2560x1440 ocz 1000w fatal1ty 80 plus gold rosewill blackhawk-ultra 
  hide details  
Reply
my gaming rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4790k msi z87 xpower zotac gtx 980 ti zotac gtx 980 ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 16gb MV-3V4G3D/US  mushkin 120gb mushkin 120gb cooler master nepton 280l 
MonitorPowerCase
YAMAKASI 2560x1440 ocz 1000w fatal1ty 80 plus gold rosewill blackhawk-ultra 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by yarly View Post

the ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional seem like a good mobo, its just $10 more then the msi gaming board as for the asus i say only get it if your going to use the 3 way or 4 way sli the board got if not then no point sending the money on it

Are you saying their 2-way SLI boards, like the V-LE Plus, or V-Pro, or Sabertooth has no point in spending money? The AsRock uses 6 phase analog VRM's when the competition ASUS boards are 8 phase Digital VRM's. If youre overclocking; you should spend the money on the ASUS board even if its not 3-way or 4-way.
post #26 of 32
I have a MSI Z77a-G45 Gaming Motherboard, and its great, goes well in my black/red themed build too!
post #27 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

Are you saying their 2-way SLI boards, like the V-LE Plus, or V-Pro, or Sabertooth has no point in spending money? The AsRock uses 6 phase analog VRM's when the competition ASUS boards are 8 phase Digital VRM's. If youre overclocking; you should spend the money on the ASUS board even if its not 3-way or 4-way.
well i didnt read carefully and thought he listed the Maximus V EXTREME but compare the 2 mobo you listed price vs the Maximus he listed its about $150 more for about the same board and when ocing all these mobo listed are going to oc the same cause the phases vrm power your talking about is there if you want to do extreme oc
my gaming rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4790k msi z87 xpower zotac gtx 980 ti zotac gtx 980 ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 16gb MV-3V4G3D/US  mushkin 120gb mushkin 120gb cooler master nepton 280l 
MonitorPowerCase
YAMAKASI 2560x1440 ocz 1000w fatal1ty 80 plus gold rosewill blackhawk-ultra 
  hide details  
Reply
my gaming rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4790k msi z87 xpower zotac gtx 980 ti zotac gtx 980 ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 16gb MV-3V4G3D/US  mushkin 120gb mushkin 120gb cooler master nepton 280l 
MonitorPowerCase
YAMAKASI 2560x1440 ocz 1000w fatal1ty 80 plus gold rosewill blackhawk-ultra 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 32
The power phase design is just how effectively the voltage can be delivered to the CPU - thats the short explanation. Digital VRM's are infact way more effective than the old analog ones. According to the specifications on the Fatal1ty Professional series it's using the Digital VRM:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty%20Z77%20Professional/

would not be a bad board either.

Not sure how the "UEFI" BIOS works at these boards.
post #29 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyn3t View Post

see you know how well asus OC smile.gif and i do like the bios too. the asrock z68 bios looks too much auto to me I can't too much on it. asus gives you more control of every possible thing in they mobo.
I'm about to paint myself in red LOL jk. yeah they are eyegasm.
I may flip the coin and see what goes first, but coin with 3 side will be hard to find biggrin.gif
LOL I 3 sided coin would be awesome, I have had countless situations that a 3 sided coin would help with haha! Yeah choose whatever you feel fits best though, all 3 are nice boards. Asus is probably the best for OC though.
post #30 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

If youre looking for a good OC Z77 mobo;i would say personally....

ASUS makes great Z77 boards; the only real overclocking contenders are probably the Z77-V Pro, or Sabertooth/ ROG board.

MSI - The MPower is probably the only choice.... anyways though i hear some people might like ASUS boards better for the Digital VRM over MSI's analog VRM's but there are pro's and con's to analog vs digital VRM.

All the boards ive owned are from ASUS and ive overclocked on them and always found the best success with them. I also like the BIOS with the ASUS boards.

oh yeah! Have you considered a Asus sabertooth board? They're completely covered and all black! It is one of the greatest looking boards I have ever seen!
And with all that heat protection, might overclock as hell! Besides having only 2 PCI-E slots just as you need. For me it sounds as it were just made for you!

Take a look at them!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › what z77 mobo ?