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In search of a Z77 mobo under $250

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Cold Storm, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. neliz

    neliz MSI Rep

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    how about... MPOWER ;)

    because of your 80+h a week comment and the fact that for instance the UD5H wasn't stable in the [H] torture test.
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    I know you worked really hard to get that yellow approved, but that color makes the board hard to match with anything but Avexir MPower ram, and lightning cards.

    Board itself, is great, but about +50% in cost to any of the already mentioned boards.

    Mine worked just fine, and I push higher ram clocks and higher load than [H] does. I was doing your own burn-in testing before you were marketing it, even. I'd still recommend the UD3H over the UD5H because I think I know Cold Storm's needs. He (kyle)also said that was due to software OC using autotuning. ;)
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    So Dave you recommend the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H over the ASRock Z77 Extreme6?
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I cannot comment on the Extreme6, never had one. UD3H is a sleeper OC board. Was designed with that in mind, and that's why it's black and grey, so it fits with any thematic build.. For the money, it offers a lot.
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  5. neliz

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    And still below $200 :)

    Doesn't matter.. just my $0.02
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    No, don't get me wrong, I agree with you. It's just I think we're looking at a lower budget, really. GD45-/GD55-territory. Boards that cost more add in more phases, more drive support, more USB 3.0, and not much else. Sometimes better BIOS for ram clocking...and that's it.

    The MPower is a great board...was sent even after I told the rep I didn't want it. He trusted I would be impressed and shipped anyway, and I was. But yeah, I got sent a board I didn't want, and liked it. :roll:
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    It has a lot of features. What the hell is Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header?
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    You know me, bro.
    My vote is for the Max V.
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    People recommend that MSI Z77 MPower like something fantastic special for price but I would stay with Maximus 5 Formula. People say they are best few years without competition.
    How much is more than 250$, 20-25$ more???
    I mean version without ThunderFX. Cheapest E-ATX ROG in last few years and people say it's excellent.
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