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I'm looking for a mobo to go with a i7-4770k.

I'd like to spend around $200 or so for it. I've had issues dealing with Asus returns, so, I'm hesitant buying another one of their products, though, I'll do what I have to do.



My system specs are listed below, (I'm currently running a fx8320 / 990fxa-ud5)


CPU cooler - H100i

GPU - Asus DCUii OC GTX 780

Ram - 16gb Corsair vengeance pro @ 1866 (2x8gb)

PSU - TX850M

HDD - 7200RPM 1tb Seagate

SSD - Samsung evo 120gb (OS)

OS - win 7 64



So, I'd like a mobo with 2 x 16 PCIe (in case I go SLI), and good for overclocking. I want it to be in the $200 price range (Build quality), so, I'm not interested in saving $50 bucks, on a lesser mobo.


Any help, I liked to see a few options in this range.
     
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Gigabyte Z87 UD5H
Gigabyte Z87 OC ( I want this board myself )

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look at it.

I know the AM3+ GB boards have a host of issues, are there any that I should be aware of with the LGA 1150?
     
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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look at it.

I know the AM3+ GB boards have a host of issues, are there any that I should be aware of with the LGA 1150?
Gigabyte 1150 board are as reliable as you can get. No problems that I am aware of.

I would also recommend the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC, it's an absolutely phenomenal board for the price.
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OK, I know I said I don't want to buy Asus, but, considering they're know for their mobo.


How about, ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989



Also, I'm open more to the range of $200 - $240. So, something like that.



*SO, this board?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128594
     
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OK, I know I said I don't want to buy Asus, but, considering they're know for their mobo.


How about, ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989



Also, I'm open more to the range of $200 - $240. So, something like that.



*SO, this board?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128594

The hero is probably the most popular and most used/recommended Z87 on the market.
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The hero is probably the most popular and most used/recommended Z87 on the market.


Yea, that's what I was thinking.

Like I mentioned, I had a very bad experience with my 780 being defective, Asus dragged their feet for 8 days, and finally Amazon took care of it, by overnighting me a replacement 780 + paying for return shipping.

Ugh, but, I know they make damned fine mobo's.

I guess I'll just suck it up, and go with the Asus hero. I'm currently using a Gigabyte Mobo, and their bios is gimped, even though I have a 990FXA-UD5, which is one of their top of the line AM3+ mobos. The only one above it is the UD7, but, the bottom row of my sata ports would of been blocked had I gotten the UD7. Still, for as gimped as the bios is with the UD5...

I'll just get the Hero.


I'll buy the i7 / mobo later this month. My ol'lady gave me the go ahead, so, it's spouse approved. thumb.gif
     
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The hero is probably the most popular and most used/recommended Z87 on the market.


Yea, that's what I was thinking.

Like I mentioned, I had a very bad experience with my 780 being defective, Asus dragged their feet for 8 days, and finally Amazon took care of it, by overnighting me a replacement 780 + paying for return shipping.

Ugh, but, I know they make damned fine mobo's.

I guess I'll just suck it up, and go with the Asus hero. I'm currently using a Gigabyte Mobo, and their bios is gimped, even though I have a 990FXA-UD5, which is one of their top of the line AM3+ mobos. The only one above it is the UD7, but, the bottom row of my sata ports would of been blocked had I gotten the UD7. Still, for as gimped as the bios is with the UD5...

I'll just get the Hero.


I'll buy the i7 / mobo later this month
. My ol'lady gave me the go ahead, so, it's spouse approved. thumb.gif

My wife is the same, i have to get spouse approved... but in my case i am married to an accountant so i have to justify expenditure biggrin.gif

Goodluck with your new platform thumb.gif
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My wife is the same, i have to get spouse approved... but in my case i am married to an accountant so i have to justify expenditure biggrin.gif

Goodluck with your new platform thumb.gif

Hey thanks! Yea, she has an IQ in the 140's, which means it isn't easy getting over on her. biggrin.gif (Though, she still suffers from lack of tech knowledge)


I basically explained that I've got some fairly high end components, supporting a low end CPU, which makes my other parts more or less wasted. (I said I'm dressing up a turd in diamonds =)



*Just to clear things up, this fx8320 is fine for the price range, but, it just isn't enough for my needs. I'd recommend a FX chip for a general usage system any day.
     
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Yea, that's what I was thinking.

Like I mentioned, I had a very bad experience with my 780 being defective, Asus dragged their feet for 8 days, and finally Amazon took care of it, by overnighting me a replacement 780 + paying for return shipping.

Ugh, but, I know they make damned fine mobo's.

I guess I'll just suck it up, and go with the Asus hero. I'm currently using a Gigabyte Mobo, and their bios is gimped, even though I have a 990FXA-UD5, which is one of their top of the line AM3+ mobos. The only one above it is the UD7, but, the bottom row of my sata ports would of been blocked had I gotten the UD7. Still, for as gimped as the bios is with the UD5...

I'll just get the Hero.


I'll buy the i7 / mobo later this month. My ol'lady gave me the go ahead, so, it's spouse approved. thumb.gif
Gigabyte has come a long way since their 990FX boards. The Hero is a great board and I'm sure you'll be happy with it, as long as you aren't doing any extreme overclocking there won't be much difference.

Just gonna leave the OC BIOS here, I think it's absolutely gorgeous. biggrin.gif

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EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
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Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
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4x WD Red 3TB in RAID5 ESXi 6.5 
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