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are you referring to the MSI Z68-GD65-G3? I can potential get this for a cheap price.

Yea that. Haven't heard anything terrible about it.
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post #12 of 19
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After looking around for a while these are the 3 I was able to find available here in Canada at a reasonable price.

ASRock Z77 EXTREME4 - $139.99
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H $ - 149.99
MSI Z77A-GD55 -$149.00 (at this price most are back ordered and most likely will never be back in stock)
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post #13 of 19
If I were spending my own money I'd go with the Gigbyte Z77 UD3H board.
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post #14 of 19
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If I were spending my own money I'd go with the Gigbyte Z77 UD3H board.

Agreed, out of those three, the Gigabyte is the best for your money.
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Thank you for your input guys, I really appreciate it. biggrin.gif
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Upon taking a closer look I noticed they sell 2 types of boards

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H & GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H

Both are selling for $149.99 CAN

What is the significant difference between the two and would be better suited for my Sandy-bride i5 2500K
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post #17 of 19
UD3H is a better board. It has onboard buttons, debug LED, and double thick PCB. One other difference is that UD3H routes Marvel ports to the back I/O for eSATA while D3H uses them for internal SATA ports.
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post #18 of 19
You want the UD3H board if it's selling at the same price smile.gif
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post #19 of 19
The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H has a dual bios that is switchable. I did a lot of research between the Gigabyte and the Extreme4. The Gigabyte has far superior components. The Extreme4 has two more 6gb sata ports on the board. I just had an Extreme3 burn out on me after a short that burned up 3 DIMM slots. Check out some of the user reviews here on either board. Mine gets delivered today


About the only thing that I don't like about the Gigabyte board is there is not a fan header close to the rear exhaust fan so you need to either have a long cable or use a molex connector on full speed.
Edited by Mercyflush64 - 1/16/14 at 8:58am
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