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i am losing my mind here. both boards look tasty. hero with better sound and pro with wifi and bt.
i am not planning on overclocking that much. in fact, i never overclocked a mobo. so i'm not really into that stuff. i have creative x-fi titanium and don't care much about wifi or bt. what bothers me is dvi port in z87 pro. why would they put it there?
help me out here. i'm loosing my mind.


tl.dr have internal sound card. don't care about wifi/bt. no overclocking experience at all. which one do i pick?

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The DVI port is only for integrated graphics but if you have a discrete graphics card you don't need it.
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tl.dr have internal sound card. don't care about wifi/bt. no overclocking experience at all. which one do i pick?

What do you plan on using your rig for, primarily (and secondarily, I suppose)? What other hardware are you throwing in?

EDIT: Also, are you set on ASUS?
    
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Please use the rigbuilder so we can better help you.
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post #5 of 17
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I forgot about that. Here's my build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Veqw. With maximus but i'm not sure as i mentioned before. My target is games mostly and maybe overclocking in the future. I might be thinking of upgrading to sli/crossfire.
post #6 of 17
Z87 support high memory frequency
Z87 has an extra PCI Express X1 Slot
Z87 has built in WiFi and Bluetooth
Z87 has more fan headers
Z87 has more USB 3.0
MAXIMUS VI HERO has more USB 2.0
MAXIMUS VI HERO has better audio
MAXIMUS VI HERO has Extreme Engine Digi+
MAXIMUS VI HERO has better 5x Protection
MAXIMUS VI HERO has GameFirst II
MAXIMUS VI HERO SSD Secure Erase
MAXIMUS VI HERO has RamDisk
MAXIMUS VI HERO has CPU Level Up
MAXIMUS VI HERO has ROG connect
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post #7 of 17
Not a bad build. Just my two cents:
  • Your PSU is a bit overkill. You could easily step down to a 600w PSU, especially since you're not planning on overclocking. Ignore this if SLI is in your future.
  • You won't have any fun with those mixed RAM modules. I doubt your board would even POST with them, unless you clocked the Ripjaws sticks down to the Ares. Even if they were running at the same speed, you'd still have to deal with matching up CAS latency, timings, voltage, etc., I'd advise against it. Even if you can get all those things to sync, it's still a recipe for instability.
  • I'd strongly advise you to invest in an SSD, even a small one. Your build is almost $2K as-is, and you could get an SSD for less than $100. The speed difference will blow your mind vs. the platter drive and you don't need one big enough for everything. Just enough to hold your OS and the games you play most frequently will make a world of difference.
    
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post #8 of 17
Yep, Defiantly get an SSD you'll notice an increase in performance.

Even with a 600W PSU you could still overclock.
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Yep, Defiantly get an SSD you'll notice an increase in performance.

Or if you really want to have some fun (and aren't running your entire life off this rig), get two that are half the size you were going to buy, and put them in RAID0.
    
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post #10 of 17
Newegg had a platnium seasonic 760w on special for $99, but that ends soon if not already.
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