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View Poll Results: Which motherboard?
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H 6 27.27%
ASUS P8Z77-V 11 50.00%
ASRock Extreme4 Z77 5 22.73%
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deltatux
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:07 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

So I just found out that there is a non-WiFi version of the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H and it's cheaper than the ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard.

Both still have their pros and cons though now I'm leaning more to the UD5H because it has two gigabit ethernet adapters (could care less about WiFi tbh as the only reason why I would use it is if it's an emergency ... which is very rare to justify a built-in WiFi) and the front panel USB 3.0 module is included which is not available on other motherboards.

What I do like about the ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard is the fact that there is UASP support on them.

So what do you guys think? If you've voted in the past but want to change your vote because now I added this choice, just post here and I'll reflect the changes on the poll.

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Default 04-20-2012, 05:14 | posts: 23,619 | Location: NZ

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So I just found out that there is a non-WiFi version of the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H and it's cheaper than the ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard.

Both still have their pros and cons though now I'm leaning more to the UD5H because it has two gigabit ethernet adapters (could care less about WiFi tbh as the only reason why I would use it is if it's an emergency ... which is very rare to justify a built-in WiFi) and the front panel USB 3.0 module is included which is not available on other motherboards.

What I do like about the ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard is the fact that there is UASP support on them.

So what do you guys think? If you've voted in the past but want to change your vote because now I added this choice, just post here and I'll reflect the changes on the poll.

deltatux
Going by how long you've had your M3A, I think you should just get the best, most expensive mobo you can afford.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:23 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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Going by how long you've had your M3A, I think you should just get the best, most expensive mobo you can afford.
Well if it's because of the ASUS brand, it really doesn't make a difference when comparing ASUS with GIGABYTE for me as I have both manufacturers in use in my family.

I'm just trying to get the best value out of my cash.

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Default 04-20-2012, 05:29 | posts: 23,619 | Location: NZ

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Well if it's because of the ASUS brand, it really doesn't make a difference when comparing ASUS with GIGABYTE for me as I have both manufacturers in use in my family.

I'm just trying to get the best value out of my cash.

deltatux
I wasn't comparing brands, I meant you'll prob keep it for ages so may as well get one with all bells and whistles if you follow me.....
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:29 | posts: 6,194 | Location: USA

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Going by how long you've had your M3A, I think you should just get the best, most expensive mobo you can afford.
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I wasn't comparing brands, I meant you'll prob keep it for ages so may as well get one with all bells and whistles if you follow me.....

Yeah i agree, would just get the P8Z77 V-PRO and be done with it.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:36 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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I wasn't comparing brands, I meant you'll prob keep it for ages so may as well get one with all bells and whistles if you follow me.....
If we're just talking about bells and whistles, GIGABYTE seems to have more on the GA-Z77X-UD5H, no?

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Default 04-20-2012, 05:42 | posts: 23,619 | Location: NZ

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Well if it's because of the ASUS brand, it really doesn't make a difference when comparing ASUS with GIGABYTE for me as I have both manufacturers in use in my family.

I'm just trying to get the best value out of my cash.

deltatux
In that case are you looking at CF or SLI? If not then why are you looking at multi-gpu boards?

You could get a single gpu mobo with the same options for less money...

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If we're just talking about bells and whistles, GIGABYTE seems to have more on the GA-Z77X-UD5H, no?

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Compared to?
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:52 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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In that case are you looking at CF or SLI? If not then why are you looking at multi-gpu boards?

You could get a single gpu mobo with the same options for less money...
Multi-GPU solutions aren't top priority. However, there may be a chance of me using them in the future. Honestly, I needed a board with 8 SATA ports, a minimum of 6 real panel USB ports, need to be durable at a good price. Lucid's MVP solution is wanted as well as I do video encoding and being able to tap into Intel's iGPU for QuickSync would be great.

Unfortunately, all the single GPU boards only come with 6 SATA ports and their durability is questionable.

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Compared to?
I was comparing the ASUS P8Z77-V and the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

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Default 04-20-2012, 10:39 | posts: 5,657 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

New option for you if you are willing. I for one have changed my mind, gonna get the ASUS P8Z77V-DELUXE
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...LUXE/#overview
Now this is an extreme motherboard for Overclocking and it has dual LAN and WIFI...

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Default 04-20-2012, 12:05 | posts: 4,623 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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New option for you if you are willing. I for one have changed my mind, gonna get the ASUS P8Z77V-DELUXE
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...LUXE/#overview
Now this is an extreme motherboard for Overclocking and it has dual LAN and WIFI...
No PCI though.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 12:15 | posts: 5,657 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

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No PCI though.
I don't need PCI, my soundcard uses PCI x1. So yeah, if you need pci slot bad luck.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 16:41 | posts: 11,245 | Location: Finland

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So I just found out that there is a non-WiFi version of the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H and it's cheaper than the ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard.

...

So what do you guys think? If you've voted in the past but want to change your vote because now I added this choice, just post here and I'll reflect the changes on the poll.
Oh, I checked that GA-Z77X-UD5H and was going to recommend it but somehow thought that it did not have heatsink at top of CPU VRM so brought up that WiFi version (incase you needed that)... O well.

This one then simply because I prefer Gigabyte over Asus and I think that I have had conversation about this topic with you few times?
   
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Videocard: GTX Titan H20 1398/7600
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Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-WS
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Soundcard: Xonar Phoebus-PC360/HD598
PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000
Default 04-20-2012, 16:48 | posts: 6,194 | Location: USA

for me i like asus > evga > gigabyte. the rest of mobos ive had have been so-so.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 17:40 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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New option for you if you are willing. I for one have changed my mind, gonna get the ASUS P8Z77V-DELUXE
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...LUXE/#overview
Now this is an extreme motherboard for Overclocking and it has dual LAN and WIFI...
Over my budget man lol. Thanks though.

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Videocard: HD7950 CFX + Qnix QX2710
Processor: i5 2500k @4.5 1.2v
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Memory: 8GB G-Skill RipjawsX 1600
Soundcard: SB Z/Aune T1/AD700/DT880
PSU: XFX Black 750W 80+ Gold
Default 04-20-2012, 18:44 | posts: 25,794 | Location: Hampshire UK

how about these 2?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131819

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157299
   
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Videocard: XFX Radeon HD 6870
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Mainboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
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PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
Default 04-20-2012, 19:45 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Naw, still over budget.

I just slimmed down the choices to 3. After recalculating my cost to build, the ASUS P8Z77-V is the most I'm willing to spend on a board at $209.99 as I'm also accounting for sales tax.

EDIT: The ASUS board is $20 more expensive and the ASRock board is $60 more expensive in Canada ... which is bullsh*t since the Canadian Dollar is higher right now...

deltatux

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Videocard: GTX Titan H20 1398/7600
Processor: i7 3770K@5Ghz HT H20
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-WS
Memory: G.Skill 8GBx2 2400
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PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000
Default 04-21-2012, 02:22 | posts: 6,194 | Location: USA

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EDIT: The ASUS board is $20 more expensive and the ASRock board is $60 more expensive in Canada ... which is bullsh*t since the Canadian Dollar is higher right now...

deltatux
no, but its close to USD. CAD is .02 less than USD has to be another reason it costs more.
that asrock should be 227CAD
   
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Default 04-21-2012, 02:51 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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no, but its close to USD. CAD is .02 less than USD has to be another reason it costs more.
that asrock should be 227CAD
It's about $289.99 here.

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Soundcard: Auzentech X-Raider 7.1
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
Default 04-27-2012, 03:17 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

After deep thoughts and countless hours of consultation with people on and offline, I've finally pegged down the final pieces of the rig design. I also went ahead and ordered the parts:



Now to wait for the Intel Core i5 3570K to be in stock...

Thanks for all your input and support.

Cheers,
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Default 04-27-2012, 04:42 | posts: 2,019 | Location: NOVA

+1 for UD5

It just had the best expansion slot layout remaining, after removing 2 slots for a dual-width video card.



asus loses :
top slot = 1x pci-e is occluded
bottom slot = nothing occluded, but mobo headers are slightly blocked

asrock loses :
top slot = nothing (since it has a gap)
mid slot = pci is occluded

ud5 loses :
top slot = 1x pci-e is occluded
mid slot = pci occluded
bottom slot = nothing occluded, but mobo headers are HELLA blocked



That said, the UD5 retains the most slot variety AFTER a card is mounted.


But if you were going with the P8Z77 PREMIUM, than I'd choose that over all the others...



edit
My bad, too late.

At least we agree

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Videocard: XFX Radeon HD 6870
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K @4.5
Mainboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
Memory: Patriot 4 x 4GB DDR3-1600
Soundcard: Auzentech X-Raider 7.1
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
Default 05-04-2012, 02:12 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

After a long cross country trek from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Toronto, the first batch of my order came in this afternoon:


Now all I'm waiting for is my Intel Core i5 3570K, Arctic Silver 5 12g tube and my USB 3.0 backplate which is from another retailer.

deltatux

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Videocard: GTX Titan H20 1398/7600
Processor: i7 3770K@5Ghz HT H20
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-WS
Memory: G.Skill 8GBx2 2400
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PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000
Default 05-04-2012, 02:20 | posts: 6,194 | Location: USA

Why AS5? ancient stuff now
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 02:37 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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Why AS5? ancient stuff now
It works great, I saw no need to change. It's cheaper than the Arctic Cooling MX-4. Plus, the MX-4 doesn't work so well.

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