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GIGABYTE Z97X-UD3H vs MSI Z97 Gaming 5

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July 24, 2014 9:55:56 AM

I'm making a new build and i have a choice of either of these. They're both in my price range.
I'm going to use these mobo's with an i5 4670k and 8gb of 2400mhz kingstom hyperX ram.
Also, I will be starting off with one gtx 770 OC but then hopefully adding a second one in the future.
I know both boards are capable of handling two GPUs, but which one is better for OCing?
The gigabyte board looks to have more BIOS overclocking options, with the click-able buttons which give you loads of different OC options, without configurations, however, the MSI board looks to have 1 OC mode with no different extremities, however, when you apply it, it also applies an OC to the GPU.
I'm not too fussed about the GPU, I just really want to get some GOOD overclocks with the i5 without going over budget. So, which one will be better for overclocking simply... if not simply then just generally which one will do the job better.

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a c 1383 V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 10:01:04 AM

GIGABYTE Z97X-UD3H

MSI has poor QC , that is a nice Gigabyte board.
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a b V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 10:19:12 AM

wow black cool -- I can see paying extra for that
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a c 1383 V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 10:20:07 AM

Z97X-UD5H-BK < I just finished my build with this one.
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a b V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 10:32:59 AM

5 is a big jump in board over 3 I liked the 4 but don't see it in a z97
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a c 1383 V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 10:33:46 AM

Yes , it's a very nice board , build went real smooth.
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a b V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 10:40:10 AM

I bet sounds like a nice build , but back to this thread I would go goigabyte over the msi in this case [opinion]
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a c 1383 V Motherboard
July 24, 2014 10:42:49 AM

+1 ^
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