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GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H vs ASUS P8Z77-V LX???

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by TRWOV, Jun 13, 2012.

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    This weekend my local PC vendor of choice is going to have a sale and I thought it'd be the perfect time to pick-up a Z77 board.

    Both models seem to be evenly matched in features but the ASUS board is $40 more. Is there any reason to prefer it over the D3H? overclocking features, power phases (I see that the D3H only has a 4pin connector), etc. or should I put those $40 towards something else? :confused:

    thanks for any advice. :rockout:
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    Saw a couple of reviews and, apparently, the D3H doesn't have any problems taking CPUs to >4.5Ghz so I guess I'd be fine. Plus, the ASUS doesn't have VRM heatsinks... I think I've made up my mind unless someone else has any other input.
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    I have used Gigabyte boards that they are pretty darn good. I would go for the Gigabyte (which you probably already chose)
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    haha! I think I'll go for the GA-Z77X-UD3H instead, it just showed up in stock :roll:
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    That would be my choice ATM. I have its Z68 brother and I could not be more happier.
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    :cool:

    Just picked up

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H with free Diablo 3 :rockout:
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    GIGABYTE GV-N520D3-1GI GT520 1GB DDR3

    PENTIUM DUAL CORE G620

    ACER 19"W LCD V193WEJB 1440X900

    WIN7 Starter OEM


    The monitor and Win7 is for my now former HTPC (Asrock 775i65G + Pentium E5800 + 2GB OCZ DDR400 EL Platnium + HD4670 AGP + 2x TV Wonder 650 Pro PCI). It's going to be re-purposed as a work PC.

    The G620 and GT520 are for my current mobo (my HTCP upgrade) :D I was hoping to score a 65/6670 (I also game on my HTPC) but only low end cards had discounts :( I can use the GT520 for Physx once I replace it with something beffier.

    And the UD3H is for my current rig :p Now, to ebay for an mSATA SDD ;)


    damn... why don't I ever have any money? :confused: :roll:
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    Good choice actually

    the other was a true low end unit which is based upon the Z68 LX model (garbage)

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