[MOTHERBOARD CHOOSE] ASUS Maximus V Gene or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Cruncx, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Cruncx

    Cruncx Junior Member

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    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/product-page.aspx?pid=4139#ov

    OR

    Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS V GENE
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_V_GENE/


    P.S.: I can choose only between this 2 mobos...
    THX!
     
  2. red454

    red454 Senior member

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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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  3. Rvenger

    Rvenger Elite Member <br> Super Moderator <br> Video Cards
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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.
     
  4. vailr

    vailr Diamond Member

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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.
     
  5. Cruncx

    Cruncx Junior Member

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    I read another revies, and I'm going with the UD5H

    THX =]
     
  6. kleinkinstein

    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    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.
     
  7. red454

    red454 Senior member

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    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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