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Windows 7: Z87 Motherboard Suggestions?

08 Nov 2013   #1
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Z87 Motherboard Suggestions?

Looking for suggestions on a Z87 motherboard to pair with an i7-4770K.

Not looking to spend no more than say 350ish. Not into tri or quad SLI, so that's not a factor. Also not looking to break any overclocking records as that's no longer important me as well. However, those options remain open... however slim they may be.

Anyway I'm looking at these boards but welcome opinions/thoughts.

- GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5 TH (264 @ newegg.com)
- Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H Z87 LGA 1150.

Thanks


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09 Nov 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Very nice sygnus have you checked out the Asus ones??
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09 Nov 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Some of the Asus boards look interesting, depending on what you will do with it. Both of the Gigabyte you listed have a legacy PCI slot; do you need that? I've looked hard at both the Z87 Deluxe and Z87 Deluxe/Dual but the Z87 boards just don't have enough PCIe lanes for my needs. The Sabertooths are a popular line.
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09 Nov 2013   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

ASUS Z87 Deluxe/Quadis good for your needs and in your price range.
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09 Nov 2013   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

But do you need the PCIe 2.0?
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09 Nov 2013   #6
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yeah I looked at the Asus boards especially that Asus Deluxe Dual but t be honest I'm a bit leery about their customer service support, had a bad experience with them on a laptop issue; additionally I keep reading where others are complaining about customer service as well. Hopefully one should never need customer service in this instance, but if I ever do, I'd like to feel confident in getting service.

All that said, the board does appeal to me, and I may look even harder at it, but as long as Gigabyte has good boards I'll go with them before Asus. Plus my current system has a X58A Gigabyte board that's still kicking strong so....

But, nothings off the table at this point, so if someone with experience with the Asus Deluxe board makes a good argument I may consider.

I want that GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5 TH board but it's a bit too new... as in just hitting the market; in fact it's bigger brother (UD7) hasn't even made it to market yet.

At any rate it doesn't hurt to look at other boards, thus my questions.

Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Both of the Gigabyte you listed have a legacy PCI slot; do you need that?
No, but it comes with the territory
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09 Nov 2013   #7
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

If for gaming, get the ASUS Maximus VI motherboards.
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09 Nov 2013   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
ASUS Z87 Deluxe/Quadis good for your needs and in your price range.
The Deluxe/Quads have been getting poor reviews so far. They are a pretty new board so I would wait a bit on that one.
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09 Nov 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
But do you need the PCIe 2.0?
PCIe 3.0 is available on at least some of the x16 slots on the Z87s, the remaining being the older PCIe 2.0. The PCI slots on the Gigabytes are useless unless one has a really old card knocking about, such as a legacy soundcard.
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09 Nov 2013   #10
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

If sticking to Gigabyte, the UD5TH is a great choice. Is this a gaming build?
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