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GA-Z77X-UD3H vs. GA-Z77-D3H

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October 22, 2012 3:47:38 AM

Im building my first gaming pc and was wondering if there was a big difference between these two motherboards?

GA-Z77X-UD3H vs. GA-Z77-D3H

Its going to have an Intel i5 3570 processor and its going to be used for gaming and school work.

And is it worth the $40 dollar difference? GA-Z77X-UD3H being the more expensive one.

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a b V Motherboard
October 22, 2012 7:28:06 PM

No, its not worth for $40 more. Actually both are not worth for you. As you want to use a i5-3570, which is a non-k edition, no need to get a z77 chip mobo. H77 is enough for you and you can save some money.Look for this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It only cost $70 and has everything for you. Gigabyte h77 cost $95. Thats why i suggest Asrock for saving money.
October 22, 2012 8:34:32 PM

mubin said:
No, itworth for $40 more. Actually both are not worth for you. As you want to use a i5-3570, which is a non-k edition, no need to get a z77 chip mobo. H77 is enough for you and you can save some money.Look for this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It only cost $70 and has everything for you. Gigabyte h77 cost $95. Thats why i suggest Asrock for saving money.



So if i were to use an i5 3570k, which motherboard would be best?
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a b V Motherboard
October 22, 2012 8:41:09 PM
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GA-Z77-D3H.

GA-Z77X-UD3H has more pci-e slot(2xpci-e 3.0 and one pci-e 2.0) which you dont need. GA-Z77-D3H has one pcie 3.0 and one pcie 2.0. Enough for you. Even with multi-gpu you will not see much difference.
February 1, 2013 5:11:07 PM

As I look, the lowest price you can get UD3H is $139, and D3H is $129. For $10 the UD3H offers better connectivity, (more SATA 3 ports, more flexible RAID options, and an extra PCIe 3.0 slot*) support for faster memory - up to 2666 Mhz and a couple more USB ports. That plus the overclockers'/enthusiast features like a dual bios switch and onboard power and reset buttons would be worth it TO ME. YMMV

* - It's not really an 'extra' slot. Both boards have 16X, 8X and 4X PCIe slots. The difference is that they are 3.0, 3.0 2.0 on the UD3h and 3.0, 2.0, 2.0 on the D3h.
February 2, 2013 2:08:35 AM

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February 12, 2013 9:03:56 AM

who says that 3570 non k cant b oc. ive done it to 4.3 ghz with ga.z77.d3h mb using easy tune.
a b V Motherboard
February 13, 2013 2:53:26 AM

You oc by increasing BCLK. K-edition have built-in oc feature.
March 13, 2013 1:28:39 PM

you really need to compare the z77x d3h with the z77x ud3h and not the z77 d3h
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