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post #11 of 22
I second the Gigabyte board D3H or UD3H whatever you can afford, some MSI boards like the older G43 has given a couple of my clients some problems; they wanted a cheap SLI board but now months after they have to be doing CMOS resets because i hear the MSI G45 will have some sort of BIOS problem/corruption and will require you to cmos flash to fix it. Some of my clients have symptoms of endless reboots and i guess they have to RMA their board. Such a hassle, anyways. This was for their older revision G43 board; not sure if they fixed it since then because of the rampant problems.

I hear great things about UD3h but not sure about D3h (whats the difference?) . But gigabyte boards are pretty good though, you should look into them. I would rather suggest you a Gigabyte board over an MSI board. Theyre cheap and budget; and they dont really get to great quality until you reach their enthusiast line of the mpower,xpower, etc...
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the input, it looks like the Gigabyte Z77 D3H seems like the best choice wink.gif should hopefully overclock it well.

Looks like the UD3H just has a few more SATA ports really.

EDIT: Side note my chip is one of the first batches of I7-3770Ks (2002, A step), so I take it it's lower voltage and higher temperatures when overclocking? (this is on the batch code on the chip from the pictures, haven't received it just yet)
post #13 of 22
UD3H has subtle differences that, at least for me, were worth the £15. You should be fine with either though, the Z77X UD3H seems to be more geared towards more serious/caseless over-clockers/benchers.

Support for DDR3 2800(OC) - vs - DDR3 2400(OC)
Two PCI Express 3.0 (x16, x8) and one PCI Express 2.0 (x4) - vs - One PCI Express 3.0 (x16) and two PCI Express 2.0 (x8, x4)
Another USB 2.0 header
An 8-pin ATX 12V power connector - vs - a 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
Four system fan headers - vs - three system fan headers
A PCIe power connector
Power button
Reset button
Clear CMOS button
Voltage measurement points
BIOS Switch for dual BIOS
Debug LED
A DisplayPort
An optical S/PDIF Out connector
Two eSATA 6Gb/s
Double copper layer thickness
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
OK everyone clear that idea, I can't get the I7-3770K now (bad news).

So thinking about my original plan, getting a I7-3770S which is on offer. So, no overclocking because it's locked however still sounds tasty.
post #15 of 22
BLASPHEMY! Why's that though?
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
I got contacted by the site. Long story short the seller was reported as suspicious :-P potential fraudster.

Don't know whether the item was stolen.

post #17 of 22
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well I'm paying £50 for the S version.

I don't necessarily mind because I know it should be a lot quicker than my current?
post #19 of 22
Christ, where a'ya stealin' that from? xD I wouldn't turn it down for that price.
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Gumtree. Sometimes great offers pop up. Yeah great price :-P

I could probably try knocking BCLK up if I need to but will probably find its quick enough.

Will post back if all goes well!
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