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Old April 26, 2012, 03:32 AM
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Lightbulb Which z77 motherboard to buy?

Im building a Pc and Im not sure which z77 motherboard to buy.

Im looking at ASUS Sabertooth Z77 vs Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

I appreciate your advice

Thank you
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Old April 26, 2012, 05:31 AM
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It depends from your use of the computer ...
If you do heavy overclocking then take ASUS Sabertooth Z77.
Or if you're not overclocking, or if you do get lighter Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H.
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Old April 26, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Personally I would go for the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, has support for both SLI & Crossfire, and is a very capable overclocker, I honestly don't think you'll be able to get more then 100-200MHZ at most using a higher end board..

I generally go for mid-end boards because of budget constraints, and also because I can't really justify investing on an enthusiast class board when I could get pretty much the same performance and OC using a mid end board..

When I had a Z68MA-D2H-B3 I was able to get my Core i5 2500K 4.7GHz 12hrs Small FFT's Prime 95 Stable, and I could go higher but didn't have sufficient cooling, and didn't want to get the volts so high..
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Old April 26, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I just picked up the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 and it's a very nice board. I haven't tried overclocking too much yet, but so far it's very stable and runs extremely cool.
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