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ASUS Z87-K vs Gigabyte Z87-HD3

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Hello!

The title says it all. I can't choose between those 2. I'm going to get them for about the same price. There is slight difference, but as I'm spending this much money anyway, 10-20$ don't bother me.

Please, tell me which one to get. I plan on Gaming and I am definitely going to overclock, altho not much. I just want to up the CPU to 4.6GHz (if possible) and that's it.

Thank you for your time!
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Come on guys, please. I need to order it tomorrow! frown.gif
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Well neither are up to my OC standards. They use pretty much the same VRM, but Gigabyte seem to have better heatsink, so it should help. With higher Haswell power consumption during load compared to Ivy Bridge, 4.6Ghz will probably cause both boards to run hot. Gigabyte also has better sound.

In that price range your best bets are Biostar Z87X HiFi or ASRock Z87 Extreme4. They offer much more for the money including SLI support.
Edited by DeXel - 9/2/13 at 6:24pm
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Well neither are up to my OC standards. They use pretty much the same VRM, but Gigabyte seem to have better heatsink, so it should help. With higher Haswell power consumption during load compared to Ivy Bridge, 4.6Ghz will probably cause both boards to run hot. Gigabyte also has better sound.

In that price range your best bets are Biostar Z87X HiFi or ASRock Z87 Extreme4. They offer much more for the money including SLI support.


I don't plan on SLI.

The thing is, I can't get neither of these yet. In my country, parts get there slower because people are not as rich. So they haven't gotten much parts for the new socket yet. But I just found they have a ASUS Z87-C. What if I add that? Between the 3: ASUS Z87-K / ASUS Z87-C & Gigabyte Z87-HD3.

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