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Old 04-09-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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Default ASUS P8Z68V-LX or Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

Which MB should I choose for i5 2500k? The Gigabyte is newer, but it costs 25 more. Is it worth it?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #2
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No just go with the asus.

The gigabyte is newer and it has their dual bios feature which im a big fan of but not for 25 more. At similar price points though I would go with the gigabyte.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #3
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I would go with Z77 for Lucid MVP support. Worth the additional price.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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I've seen some benchmark of Lucid MVP, and with Ivy Bridge you only get 5 FPS. On SB that number is probably even lower.

Edit: Found a review for Gigabyte. On Gigabyte they were able to OC i7 2700k to 4.6GHz at 1.3V on stock cooler, while on Asus i7 2600K to 4.6GHz at 1.42V on a aftermarket cooler. Is that worth the extra money.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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No just go with the asus.

The gigabyte is newer and it has their dual bios feature which im a big fan of but not for 25€ more. At similar price points though I would go with the gigabyte.
I am, personally intrigued by their new "Ultra Durable 4" class. Whether it's just marketing, remains to be seen. I'd go with Gigabyte
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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I do the Gigabyte, I have a ASUS now love it, but I usually lean towards Gigabyte MB's anymore. I like the Ultra Durable class MB's, they do run cooler than others by a fair amount like 5-10 degrees.... Never had issues with Gigabyte MB's either. You do get the newer Z77 chipset which is nice, but you can't go wrong wither either one as long as you get PCI-e3.0 support and the Lucid tech is interesting...
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #7
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I do the Gigabyte, I have a ASUS now love it, but I usually lean towards Gigabyte MB's anymore. I like the Ultra Durable class MB's, they do run cooler than others by a fair amount like 5-10 degrees.... Never had issues with Gigabyte MB's either. You do get the newer Z77 chipset which is nice, but you can't go wrong wither either one as long as you get PCI-e3.0 support and the Lucid tech is interesting...
Which ultra durable (2 or 3) mb did you notice the difference? 5-10C is at the northbridge?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
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Got me some review site did it awhile back and was interesting to see how the Gigabyte when it uses the copper layers helped to cool better.... Anyway Asus or Gigabyte can't go wrong with either one, hell for what matters MSI is good too.
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