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What board would you recommend? around the $150 - 240 mark? I will OC farther down the line


Gigabyte UD5? Sabertooth? Sniper?
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What board would you recommend? around the $150 - 240 mark? I will OC farther down the line


Gigabyte UD5? Sabertooth? Sniper?
I would go with the sabertooth,had a z77 and i loved it,goes with any colour scheme....
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Its your choose. I would personally go for the UD5H.
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this right here so far out of the three z87 boards i have owned is my favorite so far.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989

the asus maximus vi hero.

Ill start by saying this thing is a champion overclocker in my book. I have my 4770k at 4.8ghz stable atm, i have pushed it to 5.2ghz stable on the same board, but i put it back to 4.8 until i delid because as we all know the 4770k runs fairly hot.

This board has all the features you could want as an average overclocker who enjoys gaming/overclocking/whatever. It isnt bogged down by a ton of extreme features most people wont really use in their life time, such as liquid nitrogen etc, i know i wont at least, or else i would have gotten the maximus vi extreme board.

the onboard audio of it is pretty nice also, though of course a dedicated sound card will do better as always.

high quality components adorn this motherboard as do all the asus maximus boards.

best of all, the price on this thing compared to some of the newer boards out is definitely what i would call competitive for the features you get.

the only few complains i have with it, only two way sli capable, but really thats okay for me, i plan on getting a 4930k to put quad titans on instead of my 4770k.

No glowing middle "Republic of Gamers" logo, for those that use stock air cooling, for me however that wont matter as i will be grabbing the EK waterblocks that come out for this board very soon. so i would have removed it anyways if it did have one.


Also, the bios on this board are great and easy to use, no confusion, overclocking made simple thumb.gif
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How do the sabertooths OC?
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by xsabrewulf View Post

How do the sabertooths OC?

Wish i could tell you, i only buy the RoG from asus.

i can tell you however, the msi gd65 gaming board is a damn fine overclocker, and its pretty cheap for the great features you get with it.
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How do the sabertooths OC?
Well i had my 3570k at the time on a sabertooth z77 at 4.5 never tried for higher @ 1.2v,but keep in mind that no matter how good the board is, it always boils down to how good of a overclocker the chips is....
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post #8 of 8
Don't get the Sabertooth, it doesn't overclock any better than any of the normal Z87 boards, it's just priced higher. Get a Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H (or UD4H if you have a Microcenter nearby) or something like the Asus Z87 Plus. The motherboard matters very little for Haswell overclocking.
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