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Windows 7: Z87 Motherboard Suggestions?

10 Nov 2013   #41
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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I forgot to ask, what features on the Z87 boards mean the most to you? Or maybe you said it already and I missed it.....which is entirely possible lol.
Actually Kelly I was thinking something along those lines myself that is what have the 87 boards got over the 77 ones?
I am not into gaming just toying with OC at the moment and don't intend getting in much deeper than I am now I'll leave that to the lads who are slugging it out on the chart LOL!! But I have to say that seeing some of the BIOS footage has really helped me no end in wandering my way around in there.
But back OT is there a great deal of difference if so what??
It's simply a newer board, and thus my personal preference to go with something newer. Your millage may very

As for explaining what those differences are, or why I need to go with a Z87, well... I'm afraid that wasn't the intent of this thread; and there's plenty of info on the net comparing and explaining the difference between the two. I believe my post above said all that I needed to say regarding my choice.

Thanks.


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10 Nov 2013   #42
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

OK, I thought there was something specific you liked/needed about the platform.
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10 Nov 2013   #43
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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...In the end it simply came down to the aging X79 boards or the more feature rich Z87 boards. In the end it was the motherboard that won me over, not the processors...
Take a look at the Asus X79 Deluxe. It's a brand new feature rich board.
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10 Nov 2013   #44
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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...In the end it simply came down to the aging X79 boards or the more feature rich Z87 boards. In the end it was the motherboard that won me over, not the processors...
Take a look at the Asus X79 Deluxe. It's a brand new feature rich board.
Cripes Lady F at that price waaaaaaaayyyyy out of my budget and league .

Sygnus sorry if I added to the general OT stuff hope you will be happy with your choice.

Suffice the say that I think Intel are making huge money out of us builders and it is getting worse just plain greedy because of the (basically) monopoly.
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10 Nov 2013   #45
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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...In the end it simply came down to the aging X79 boards or the more feature rich Z87 boards. In the end it was the motherboard that won me over, not the processors...
Take a look at the Asus X79 Deluxe. It's a brand new feature rich board.
Cripes Lady F at that price waaaaaaaayyyyy out of my budget and league...
LOL! Well, you said you wanted a new feature rich board.
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10 Nov 2013   #46
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Take a look at the Asus X79 Deluxe. It's a brand new feature rich board.
Cripes Lady F at that price waaaaaaaayyyyy out of my budget and league...
LOL! Well, you said you wanted a new feature rich board.
Nope I didn't I asked what was the feature difference between the 77 and 87 boards cos I haven't got a clue apart the pricing out here.

For me it is all about how many USB outlets on the back I/O panel that gets up my nose.
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10 Nov 2013   #47
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

While Intel is taking advantage of their domination of the CPU market to a point, AMD is actually contributing to the problem by not being willing to try to compete in any serious manner. When AMD made the best processors out there, their high end CPU's were $500-1200 just like Intels. What I'm not happy with is how much more expensive Intel based motherboards are than AMD based boards.....it's insane!

Slightly more on topic: If I were going to build a system today, and wasn't going to do ANY overclocking, I would go with Haswell. You can't deny their more advanced technology leads to better performance in almost every category according to benchmarks. The big decision is whether what you do warrants going with Ivy Bridge-E or can you do what you need with Haswell? He has decided that Haswell fits the bill, so now he has to build around that platform. I would go with Asus because of past experiences with them and they make the best boards you can buy.....but HIS personal issues with Asus made him look elsewhere. I've heard good stuff about some of the Gigabyte boards, mainly the really high end boards......they are suppose to be built really well.

What are the differences between the UD5H and the UD5 TH?
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10 Nov 2013   #48
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm apart from the Thunderbolt stuff Kelly not much I can pick out

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z87X-UD5H (rev. 1.x)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z87X-UD5 TH (rev. 1.x)

You will probably see better than me though.

Personally as I said before I have had good Giga and Asus boards the only problem with both is support as I said earlier the Giga people are really pedantic and very slow.
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11 Nov 2013   #49
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Slightly more on topic: If I were going to build a system today, and wasn't going to do ANY overclocking, I would go with Haswell. You can't deny their more advanced technology leads to better performance in almost every category according to benchmarks. The big decision is whether what you do warrants going with Ivy Bridge-E or can you do what you need with Haswell? He has decided that Haswell fits the bill, so now he has to build around that platform. I would go with Asus because of past experiences with them and they make the best boards you can buy.....but HIS personal issues with Asus made him look elsewhere. I've heard good stuff about some of the Gigabyte boards, mainly the really high end boards......they are suppose to be built really well.

What are the differences between the UD5H and the UD5 TH?
Aside from my mistrust with Asus customer service, I already own a Gigabyte board and have never had an issue with it. Plus, as pointed out, they really do make good quality boards. Check their site and tech used. They also make very good overclocking boards. And... even if I went X79, I still would have went Gigabyte. I just wanted to see what other options were out there.

As to the differences between the UD5H and the UD5 TH, the UD5 TH is a newer better board which now includes Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, the new super speed transfer connection.

Do I need that? Not yet, but ironically when I bought my Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 board, it was one the first ones to offer USB 3.0 and I didn't think I needed that at the time. Turns out I did.

As the Asus X79 Deluxe, I looked at the board, I also pointed out in another post that I looked at the Deluxe Dual as well.
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11 Nov 2013   #50
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes mate I agree and it goes on and on to be honest I expect in a years time we will be sitting here discussing some third or fourth gen on from where we are now. I have had no issues bar one with my Sandy Bridge Gigabyte board apart from being an idiot I bought the H67 instead of the P67.

But as I said before and you can tell me go jump but I would make a note of every single number on that board before you install it as trying to find them is a nightmare once inside the case - if you need to contact them once up and running.

Still am looking forward to seeing how you go
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