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Friends Choosing Motherboard Z87 and H87 difference

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August 12, 2013 2:17:30 AM

Hey guys,

my friend is currently picking his parts and would like to know what the difference between the Asus Z87-Pro and Asus H87-Pro at the moment.

He doesn't want to overclock the CPU but is looking to overclock the GPU at a later stage.

Please list the differences in detail and is it worth the extra cash to get the k version of the Intel i5- 4670?


Thanks.
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b K Overclocking
a c 163 V Motherboard
August 12, 2013 2:27:04 AM

If he's not OCing, and doesn't intend to run multiple GPUs, there's no point in a Z87 board. Go for a i5-4430.

Get a cheap H87 board - there's little point in spending extra.
August 12, 2013 2:34:06 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
If he's not OCing, and doesn't intend to run multiple GPUs, there's no point in a Z87 board. Go for a i5-4430.

Get a cheap H87 board - there's little point in spending extra.


Hes getting an asus gtx 680 directcu ii oc and plans to SLI later.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b K Overclocking
a c 163 V Motherboard
August 12, 2013 2:58:42 AM

OK, in that case you need a Z87 board (with x8/x8 SLI/CF). Something like an ASRock Z87 Extreme3 GA-Z87X-D3H, or Asus Z87-A. There's no point spending any more; you won't use the better VRMs.

I'd suggest a 770 instead - faster and cheaper.
August 12, 2013 3:04:11 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
OK, in that case you need a Z87 board (with x8/x8 SLI/CF). Something like an ASRock Z87 Extreme3 GA-Z87X-D3H, or Asus Z87-A. There's no point spending any more; you won't use the better VRMs.

I'd suggest a 770 instead - faster and cheaper.


He can get the 680 for about 400AU, do you know where you can find a 770 cheaper?, if you do please let me know
also he can get the Asus z87-a and z87-c, and ga z87x ud3h and d3h which one of these are better?

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a c 163 V Motherboard
August 12, 2013 3:14:54 AM
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http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87e...

Z87-C is a no, it doesn't have two PCIex16 slots off the CPU - one is run from the chipset, and SLI won't work on it. Rest are OK. Cheapest is fine, really.

That's a good deal on the GPU. Usually the 770 is somewhat cheaper, but AU pricing...
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