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Best motherboard out of these 5 for a Haswell K Core i5.

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November 16, 2013 3:16:32 AM



Time to upgrade my motherboard to a 1150 socket!! i got these options to choose from so tell me which one and why. I have a coolermaster v6 cpu cooler and have the intention to overclock this Haswell i5 to more than 4.0Ghz.

If there is no difference between for example the 156euros motherboard to the zk87 plus that i wont benefit from , just tell me so i wont waste the extra money.

Thanks

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H (156euros)
Asus Z87-K (134euros)
Gigabyte GA-H61M (125euros)
Asus Z87-Plus (189euros)
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 (125euros)

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November 16, 2013 5:54:30 AM

Hahaa you'll need to check whether you have preference of one over the other in terms of ports, functionality. Maybe one has 3x case fans and the other only has 2x case fans. Or there might not be an DVI port on one.

For myself, I would rank it in this order:
1) Asus Z87-Plus (189euros)
2) Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H (156euros)
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3) Asus Z87-K (134euros)
4) Gigabyte Z87-HD3 (125euros)
5) Gigabyte GA-H61M (125euros)

1 & 2 for really solid boards.
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November 16, 2013 6:36:04 AM

linckmichael said:
Hahaa you'll need to check whether you have preference of one over the other in terms of ports, functionality. Maybe one has 3x case fans and the other only has 2x case fans. Or there might not be an DVI port on one.

For myself, I would rank it in this order:
1) Asus Z87-Plus (189euros)
2) Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H (156euros)
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3) Asus Z87-K (134euros)
4) Gigabyte Z87-HD3 (125euros)
5) Gigabyte GA-H61M (125euros)

1 & 2 for really solid boards.


And why is the z87plus better than the ga- z87x-d3h? Is it really worthit going for the z87plus as im on a budget and the 156euros board is in my price range.
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a b V Motherboard
November 16, 2013 6:48:28 AM

It's sort of paying for the better brand. Asus makes better quality motherboards, the Z87-Plus has good overclocking ability, quality components, better support. No sweat Gigabyte is great too!

The Z87X-D3H is super too. Don't worry too much. Z87X D3H will suffice. It's better than what I chose: MSI Z87 G43.
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November 16, 2013 7:03:43 AM

linckmichael said:
It's sort of paying for the better brand. Asus makes better quality motherboards, the Z87-Plus has good overclocking ability, quality components, better support. No sweat Gigabyte is great too!

The Z87X-D3H is super too. Don't worry too much. Z87X D3H will suffice. It's better than what I chose: MSI Z87 G43.


Fair enough mate. Can i still overclock on the 156euros Gigabyte board?
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a b V Motherboard
November 16, 2013 7:22:34 AM

dazkyl said:

Fair enough mate. Can i still overclock on the 156euros Gigabyte board?


Of course you can overclock the Gigabyte Z87X D3H. Just don't OC to 5ghz or something insane.

All Z87 boards OC.
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