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ASUS Maximus VI Hero vs. SuperMicro Z87 Boards

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October 12, 2013 7:26:21 PM

Hey Guys!

Title says it all! I'm only looking to adjust the turbo boost on the CPU, none (maybe very little) OCing of anything else. Going with 16GB (maybe 32GB if need be) 1866MHz RAM, 2 GTX 770 (800 series equivalent) 4GB Graphics Cards in SLI, 2 1TB Blacks, 2 840 Pros, i7 4770k.

Will be Gaming/Gameplay Capturing/Video Editing. Will use 2 PCI slots for GPUs and another 2 for Firewire and other expansion.

I want to know what motherboard is best for me.

Here is a Newegg Comparison Chart:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Thanks!
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October 12, 2013 7:31:47 PM

Supermicro are known as a server mobo manufacturer, while ASUS is known for gaming and enthusiast PC's, I would just get the ASUS
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a c 1723 V Motherboard
October 12, 2013 7:48:10 PM

Go with the Hero, best Z87 I've found, picked mine after about 20 assorted Haswell builds, haven't come across one yet to top it
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October 13, 2013 1:55:06 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Go with the Hero, best Z87 I've found, picked mine after about 20 assorted Haswell builds, haven't come across one yet to top it


Have you used a SuperMicro board, though? The server quality and extra room for expansion all really tempted me to go with that, not the Hero...
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October 13, 2013 2:07:09 PM

I myself have mixed feelings on SuperMicro, a few months ago they had about 10 mobos out in the market now they are down to 4 at the Egg and doesn't look like they are selling at all, sort of like EVGA used to have quite a few and now seem to be easing out of the market, as far as server quality, think they may have been trying to build a niche market, because I haven't seen any in servers either
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