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Old 12-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default [MOTHERBOARD CHOOSE] ASUS Maximus V Gene or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA

Hi guys!
I'm building a new CPU...
And it will be composed by:

core i5 3570
2x 4 GB 1600MHz Corsair Dominator
Radeon 7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation, from XFX - not OC at first, but probably in a year
2.0TB Seagate Green Barracuda HDD
PSU ATX 800W REAL CORSAIR GAMING GS SERIES
Case: Corsair 300R


The only question i still have is... wich motherboard?

Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=4139#ov

OR

Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS V GENE
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...aximus_V_GENE/


P.S.: I can choose only between this 2 mobos...
THX!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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If you are gamer - you might have more fun with the ASUS board...

(either way, you won't be disappointed)
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Gigabyte UD5H is one of the best I have ever had, period. I am even a Gigabyte hater and I absolutely love this board.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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I use and would also recommend this combo:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155
SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MV-3V4G3D/US
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147096
The Samsung memory requires less voltage to operate, compared with most others.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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I read another revies, and I'm going with the UD5H

THX =]
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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I use and would also recommend this combo:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155
SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MV-3V4G3D/US
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147096
The Samsung memory requires less voltage to operate, compared with most others.
True dat.

@ OP, sounds like your decision has been made...but for edification you do realize you were comparing an ATX and mATX? Fair comparo IMO, but not entirely apples to apples. Not really sure why anyone would opt to want a mATX board in an ATX case.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #7
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Not really sure why anyone would opt to want a mATX board in an ATX case.
Ah, I can answer that. For me, the mATX board did what I needed it to do for the $ I wanted to spend last year, and anticipating an upgrade one day (which will be this week ironically), I got a case that I knew would last for years, and future component upgrades. So the Extended ATX board (Maximus V Formula) board that should arrive this week will fit just fine in my 500R case.
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