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Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Out of Stock( Need replacement)

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February 7, 2014 3:42:28 PM

So newegg does not have this in stock for my desktop im buildling and i'm looking for a replacment for it. Once I grab this and either wait for the monitor or grab a new one I can order everything. Needs to be from newegg.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($147.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($91.99)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($729.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($86.66 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($263.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2040.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 18:42 EST-0500)
February 7, 2014 4:12:34 PM

I liked having 6 usb 3.0s lol that is a nice choice though, any other opinions out there?
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February 7, 2014 4:20:25 PM

MSI Z87 GD65 or ASRock Extreme 4 depends which suits your wallet better. Prices change in different regions. Both have better build quality and components than Z87-plus
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February 7, 2014 4:27:14 PM

Going to leave this open for a few more opinions. Leaning towards the ASRock atm.
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February 9, 2014 2:10:51 AM

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Still looking. Willin to jump in price a little but stay below 200$ here is changed rig. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/donttouchmyhohos/saved/3Ha...

Was checking out the asus 787 pro v edition and the asrock extreme 6 dont know enough about mobos yet to make a decision. I.e. how many fan options it should have. How many satas and type etc.i plan on usong sli in the future but i know im probably not even suggesting the right mobo for my setup.

Edit: maybe asus hero?
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February 9, 2014 5:18:27 AM

Z87 chipset has minimum of 6 sata3 ports. However some of the manufacturers increase this number by 2 or 4 with additional controllers. "How many sata ports do I need" is a pretty much a personal question. 6 is a good number, but if that don't fit to your needs then you should look for the models that have 8 or 10 sata3 ports.

On the other hand, most of the quality motherboards have minimum of 2x cpu and 3x system fan headers (all 4-pins). This number should be enough to create a good airflow. However you always can add more fans and connect them to molex (with a fan controller if you dont wan't them to run full speed).

If Maximus 6 Hero and Extreme 6 have the same price or at least there isn't a dramatic difference between them where you live, then go for the Hero definitely. It has overall better build quality, better mosfets, capacitors and cooling design. And also some of the fan connectors of Extreme 6 are 3-pins. (it's not a very big deal though, its BIOS still should let you control the fan speeds but 4-pin headers are more efficient). Both are supporting Quad SLI btw, so you are fine for your future upgrade with both of the options.

If you can afford the Hero, then don't think much.
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February 9, 2014 11:27:57 AM

Thanks for the input, glad to know that 4 pin equates to better quality and not just a design thing. I usually just stared at it and thought mmm 3 pin no idea what you do.
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