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

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September 23, 2013 12:39:51 PM

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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September 23, 2013 12:45:48 PM

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
September 23, 2013 1:10:19 PM

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?
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September 23, 2013 2:11:05 PM

I'd say so, and either of those Noctuas should fit, believe right at a tad over 6" high or 156mm or so
September 23, 2013 2:51:36 PM

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.

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September 23, 2013 3:34:18 PM
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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
September 23, 2013 4:31:28 PM

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.
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September 23, 2013 5:06:28 PM

Let us know how it goes, can prob close the thread out
September 24, 2013 6:01:03 AM

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).
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September 24, 2013 8:08:20 AM

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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