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Well all I know is I had 2 bad extreme4 motherboards so it's either really bad luck or their boards really suck. I don't ever run my desktop 24/7. I play once a week and only able to game for a couple of hours at a time. I don't see why it would give way. Anyway I would like to here what GB UD3H has over P8Z77-V if anyone has any experience on one or the other. Thanks for the inputs.
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Ive been running an ASRock Z77 OC Formula for a year now with NO issues whatsoever.

using the Nick Sik profiles my 3570 has been at a stable 4.9 right from the get-go....1.32v on the core

couldnt be happier with ASRock
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Sure it does. Stop making a fool out of yourself

And you're absolutely sure about it because? Not to mention that even ASRock advertises SLI and Quad SLI, and not 3-way or 4-way SLI. They also advertise up to 3-way Crossfire, which is possible at x4 lane.
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Well all I know is I had 2 bad extreme4 motherboards so it's either really bad luck or their boards really suck. I don't ever run my desktop 24/7. I play once a week and only able to game for a couple of hours at a time. I don't see why it would give way. Anyway I would like to here what GB UD3H has over P8Z77-V if anyone has any experience on one or the other. Thanks for the inputs.

UD3H is (was) lower priced board than P8Z77-V. It has arguable a better VRM with true 6 phase count rather than Asus's 4 phase doubled implementation, but I would say they're equal. VIA audio codec on UD3H is rated higher than Realtek ALC892 on Asus. Also UD3H has few things like voltage read points and dual BIOS.

In my opinion Asus has better feature set like WiFi, and more mature BIOS. It also costs less now. The other downside of Asus is terrible US RMA department depending whom you ask.

The biggest downside of UD3H is that number of people have VIA USB 3.0 issues.
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And you're absolutely sure about it because? Not to mention that even ASRock advertises SLI and Quad SLI, and not 3-way or 4-way SLI. They also advertise up to 3-way Crossfire, which is possible at x4 lane.
UD3H is (was) lower priced board than P8Z77-V. It has arguable a better VRM with true 6 phase count rather than Asus's 4 phase doubled implementation, but I would say they're equal. VIA audio codec on UD3H is rated higher than Realtek ALC892 on Asus. Also UD3H has few things like voltage read points and dual BIOS.

In my opinion Asus has better feature set like WiFi, and more mature BIOS. It also costs less now. The other downside of Asus is terrible US RMA department depending whom you ask.

The biggest downside of UD3H is that number of people have VIA USB 3.0 issues.

Extremely helpful, +1 rep to you mate. I do need WiFi and the additional 2 SATA 6GB/s is a nice touch, even if they are AsMedia. Would there be any difference durability wise with regard to overclocking with the 2 boards? P8Z77-V is only a fraction more expensive than the UD3H here. Also I would say the store that sells the Asus is a reputable one when compared to the sellers of the Gigabyte. I only ask because from what I've researched on so far the Gigabyte has the best components, not sure if this means for overclocking or if it's just over-hyped.
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I think they use pretty much the same quality components on those boards. Maybe GB has better PCB because of 2oz double PCB design, but that's about it.

If you live in countries where RMA is done through place of purchase, then you shouldn't be worried about Asus RMA. So I say get P8Z77-V.

Also P8Z77-V Pro has much better fan control.
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Thanks for the help. Got the Asus. Everything works fine and I gotta say it's really a looker, I thought the blue would look bad but it's actually pretty cool. Having issues overclocking with it though, gonna create a different thread on that.

Thanks for the inputs, liking the board so far even if it's overpriced. smile.gif
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