Originally Posted by darkelixa
a d3h is 179$ here
What is the cheapest Z87 board... if there is not one that is a lot less then just get whatever one you like more.
But please don't go off what people say that is good or bad about a specific company. I have had enough boards to see all of the companies fail at something... gigabyte has just as many fails as anyone else. Sometimes I really think that ASRock is the best value followed by Gigabyte... If you buy an ASUS you really have to buy the top end ones to get anything worth while unless you can make use of the TUF II Thermal Radar (external temp probes).
Can you buy the ASRock Z87M OC Formula?
I know it only has (2) PCIe 16x slots but you really shouldn't run more than 2 cards on a board that doesn't have an X79 chipset and CPU or a board with a PLX chip like the OC Force.
The Z87M OC Formula is a ton of board for the money and there is no board that can overclock ram better than the OC Formula boards but as I said before you just won't see any performance gains from running your ram faster and when you OC your CPU it can sometimes reduce the max OC on the ram.
Anyways between what you are looking at now my vote is on the ASRock unless what I told you about the HDMI turns you off... then get the Gigabyte... neither are the wrong choice...
Oh one last thing... how much is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989
where you are... because that is a good board as well.