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Z87 - picked up an ASrock Extreme4 for a song. Is it worth upgrading it to something else?

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Buliding up a new general use rig (50% gaming/20% internet/15% photo/15% CAD). General specs: i7-4770k, h100i cooler, GTX770 or GTX780 (depending on Monday's sales!), 4x4 gb ddr3 1866 ram, 250gb ssd+1tb hdd. I'll be "stable" overclocking to 4.1-4.3ghz depending on silicon lottery.

The extreme4 was a steal at 89.99, but I'm wondering if I didn't get enough motherboard for my plans. The motherboard is still unopened and an easy local return/exchange.

Would I be better off picking up a Gigabyte UD4H for $149, an Asus Z87-PRO for $155, or an Asus Sabertooth Z87 for $220?

A few other notes.... Won't be using wifi. I may 2x SLI the 770 in a year, but will never go 3x. I'm not trying to win any benchmark battles here, just have a fast, stable machine for the next few years.

Thanks!
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That's a decent board, and considering the price you paid for it you couldn't do better.
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

That's a decent board, and considering the price you paid for it you couldn't do better.

this. those other boards would not net you much in the way of improvements. if you need wifi you may want to consider the Z87 pro. otherwise, the UD4H is pretty much identical to the UD3H and the Sabertooth is priced for novelty rather than relative features and performance, so neither of those is objectively worth the extra cost IMO.
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Thanks! Sounds like it's not worth replacing unless there's a problem with it. I'll probably get the upgrade itch if it's DOA, of course...
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