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My first AsRock Z77 E4 had booting issues and had it RMAd,after 6 weeks got it back. Would work but then issues with top PCIe port slowly manifested. Now it won't boot with a card in so I'm on integrated video now and I really don't have the patience to wait another 6 weeks for a board that could stop working in a couple of weeks. Basically I'm done with AsRock. Never buying any of their boards again.

Now im looking for a replacement. Currenlty my choices are Asus P8Z77-V LK or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H with the Asus being about 30 bucks cheaper. I can go as high as P8Z77-V which is about 30 bucks more expensive than the ud3h. Ud5h is too expensive here. Gigabyte Sniper 3 would also be an option as i have a tendency to like video cards.

Criteria would be as follows:

1. RELIABILITY - I really do not want to go through the same ordeal as my asrock.

2. OVERCLOCKABILITY - I need the board to be able to handle a moderate OC of 4.7GHz stable. (Same as AsRock board I have now)

3. MULTI-GPU SUPPORT - Need it to run at least 2 without issues. 3 way capability is nice to have. (Not sure if SLI could possibly caused my AsRock board's issues?)

I want the board to be able to run 24/7 OC'd and not have issues. Any other recommendations are welcome.

Thanks!!
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Where do you live? P8Z77-V Pro is $140 on Newegg. The regular -V is $145, and I can't find UD3H anywhere.

I wouldn't get LK. You can try to find Z77X-D3H too.
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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H if you can get it.
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post #4 of 16
Weird. I've had like 8 straight ASRock boards without a problem. Could always try the Z87 Killer. 3 way capable and like 124.99
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Weird. I've had like 8 straight ASRock boards without a problem. Could always try the Z87 Killer. 3 way capable and like 124.99

It doesn't support 3 way SLI. It's not a LGA1155 board, and VRM is garbage (same as Z77 Extreme4).
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Well I highly recommend my Sniper 3. It's a fantastic motherboard.
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I live in the Philippines and the prices of the Z77 boards didn't go down with the release of Z87. In fact if anything they increased ever so slightly. I can get my hands on UD3H, UD5H cost about as much as Sniper 3 so if I'm going for UD5H I might as well get the Sniper 3. The Asus P8Z77-V would be the easiest to find and it has WiFi which I need. I have an old PCI wifi card which I can't use with the UD3H due to the slot location when running SLI which means I'd have to spend a tad more to get a PCIe x1 slot wifi card.

Is the P8Z77-V not a good board? It has 2 more SATA 3 slots as well as WiFi which would come in handy. But overclocking stability and durability come first. Does the Asus have any known issues that would warrant the purchase of the Gigabyte over it? Also both these boards have 3 slots, can they both run 3-Way SLI?

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It doesn't support 3 way SLI. It's not a LGA1155 board, and VRM is garbage (same as Z77 Extreme4).

Maybe you should try reading about a motherboard before spouting off about it.

1. It does 3 way.. X8/X4/X4
2. ASRock Z87 VRMs were redesigned and beefed up.

Op totally missed you were on Z77
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

It doesn't support 3 way SLI. It's not a LGA1155 board, and VRM is garbage (same as Z77 Extreme4).

Maybe you should try reading about a motherboard before spouting off about it.

1. It does 3 way.. X8/X4/X4
2. ASRock Z87 VRMs were redesigned and beefed up.

Op totally missed you were on Z77
3 way SLI is impossible on x4 Lane without hacks.

Killer still uses crappy parts as well as Extreme3 and Extreme4m.
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3 way SLI is impossible on x4 Lane without hacks.

Killer still uses crappy parts as well as Extreme3 and Extreme4m.

Sure it does. Stop making a fool out of yourself
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