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As for the board itself, it has some great components and features that are well thought out for the most part. I like the VRM design, with 6 phases of 60A PowIRstage driver/mosfets, and the extra PWM may help it run as efficiently as possible. ...

Some of the extra onboard features are good to have, such as power buttons and clear-CMOS switches. I especially like that the diagnostic LED doubles as a CPU temperature monitor as soon as it boots past the BIOS.

EVGA Z87 FTW Review @ HCW
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nice!

wish we had EVGA in Turkey mad.gif
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Is it just me or does anyone else feel that the team whos been designing the heatsinks lately on their boards a bit lacking?
     
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I think this one is actually originally a heatpipe cooler, as it is on the Z87 Classified. Maybe it looks better there wink.gif
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nice!

wish we had EVGA in Turkey mad.gif

Would you take this board over, say, a UD5H or UD4H if you could?
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1.354v for 4.8, hope thats delidded lol.
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1.354v for 4.8, hope thats delidded lol.

I don't. If it's deluded then that means there's no room for improvement, but it's a stock CPU then that means that that voltage can go lower. wink.gif
     
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I wanted an EVGA board for my rig, but they took a little too long for my tastes. I love the color scheme, the IO cover, and the UEFI, but the boards just seem a little bare.
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wonder what the temps were on it then. my 4770k did 4.8 @ 1.25v and was almost at 90c without a delid on water.
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Would you take this board over, say, a UD5H or UD4H if you could?

i don't know but i would sure like to have their GPU lineup here
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