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Mobo for i7 4770k, Asus Gryphon z87 or Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H?

I want buy a 4770K with a noctua air cooler, and I am thinking two options with the mobo:

-Asus Gryphon + Corsair 350D (mATX)
-Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H + Corsair 330R (ATX)

What mobo+case you recommend me and why?

Thanks.
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  1. I'd go with the Gryphon, you don't mention which Noctua, but the case will prob be fine - it's a little over 8" wide
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    I'd go with the Gryphon, you don't mention which Noctua, but the case will prob be fine - it's a little over 8" wide

    The noctua will be a NH-U12S or NH-C12P, maybe the first. The 350D is better case than 330R?
  3. I'd say so, and either of those Noctuas should fit, believe right at a tad over 6" high or 156mm or so
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    I'd say so, and either of those Noctuas should fit, believe right at a tad over 6" high or 156mm or so

    Yes, in this picture of a review I think that they used a NH-U12S: http://

    Although it have a ugly optical drive but otherwise is nice. The 330R is more spacious but also more big. About the Mobos I really like both models/brands.
  5. Best answer
    Yes both are good, but think Asus has the better handle on the Z87 chipset, their mobos seem to OC a bit better and run cooler, that's why I went with the Asus Hero for my 4770K build
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    Yes both are good, but think Asus has the better handle on the Z87 chipset, their mobos seem to OC a bit better and run cooler, that's why I went with the Asus Hero for my 4770K build

    Thanks ^^ then I will take the asus and 350D.
  7. Let us know how it goes, can prob close the thread out
  8. A last question, is recommended buy a adittional exhaust fan for the top of the case? or with the frontal and back of stock + noctua is sufficent? (I will moderate OC in future, no more of 4-4.2Ghz).
  9. I still like an exhaust fan out the back, it pulls the warm air from the case and sends it out
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