Originally Posted by DeXel
Z87X-OC for extra OC tweaking. UD4H or Maximus VI Hero for everyday use. The lowest you can go without compromising what you need is UD3H. ASRock uses thin PCBs. MSI G45 has mediocre VRM. Asus low-end boards are also mediocre.
Originally Posted by Rar4f
Seems like i may get the UD3H. The UD4H doesnt look to be much different from it (as i was told too).
Plus the red colour of UD4H looks less pleasing to me. I know i know i said looks dont matter - it does but it doesnt matter when you evaluate quality of a board. As a board isnt there to look at, most of the time.
And since UD3H seems to be as good as UD4H and UD4H is signifcantly higher...UD3H is looking favorable unless UD4H goes down to same price level as UD3H in future.
G45 Gaming Z87 received 8.7 from TechPowerUp which is one site i go to for advice. HIGHLY recommended
UD3H received 9.6 and got Editor's choice.
Hearing that UD3H has better VRM than G45 is also a good thing
But hey i am open to buying any, G45 is afterall slightly cheaper and looks to be a good board too.
All of this.
UD3H is a great board, its got all you need for basic overclocking and SLI/CFX potential, without additional stuff that will make the board more expensive and that you probably need if you are an advanced OCer (Im guessing lol), which is why I got it and I was comparing it for like a week to the MSI GD65.
UD4H has like better/more VRM but apparently that matters only when you do extreme overclocking, which is why I got the UD3H.
It has an Intel NIC which according to what peoepl say is better than the NIC on the MSI boards. And yeah its nice quality and build.Edited by Gero2013 - 9/27/13 at 4:49am