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Asus Z97-A
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Gigabyte Z97x-UD3H

Those would be my top choices for a lower price board.

Maybe MSi Z97-G45 gaming or Z97-Gaming5 but they don't have sata-express which you might want for future upgrades...
 
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No SLI/Xfire. Mild OCing. All I need is two PCIx16's and @x16/x4. One for my GPU and one for my sound card. I'll be running an i7 4770k or 4790k.
Challenge accepted? Wait I may have missed something, are we looking for a Z97 board with 2 PCIE 16 lanes and a CPU for 325 bucks? Oh wait I see now you have the CPU now need a 125 buck board.

Challenge re-accepted:

Gigabyte Z97MX gaming

Asrock Z97 Gaming Extreme3

MSI Z97 U3

My choice would probably be the gigabyte of the three.
 
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so we're pretty much talking Z97. I like my board just fine MSI Z97-G55 SLI Then there's the other one I was looking at before I bought mine, the GA-Z97X-SLI.

ASUS Z97-P though imho it seems sata "light"

I like the color scheme on the ASRock Z97 Extreme 3 or if you're into more vibrant schemes the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer.

To put it frankly there are tons at sub 125$ Z97 boards.
 
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Still think you should spend the extra 20 bucks on a Z97-A
 
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Well I'm a bit of an MSI fan and a friend has a ton of Gigabyte stuff. ASUS is not my favorite due to my board from them just dying out of no where. And the most amount of HDD/SDDs I'll have at once is like, 3 total. Now I'll try to squeeze a bit more out for the budget so let's play it safe and say that TOP budget is $150 for a board. While having two PCIE16 lanes and phase amounts are something I need. (Higher power phases, the better) Colors... Aren't exactly on the top of my list. I don't care if my board was neon pink with flashy LEDs on it

AsRock does have some smexy boards, though I don't know anyone personally that has one. Any reviews for AsRock?
 
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From what I've heard the MSi ones are about as good as Asus on intels side, but for AMD MSi boards are far more flakey.

Review database?
 
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From what I've heard the MSi ones are about as good as Asus on intels side, but for AMD MSi boards are far more flakey.

Review database?
Or personal reviews of the board that you currently use if you use Intel.
 
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surprising, many people I know who are on a budget go with ASRock. On low to mid budget boards they far surpass their daddy ASUS in every possible way. You know if you're not in a rush you could just enter the TPU contest for the MSI z97 Gaming 7. You could get lucky.
 
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I'll be ordering parts (hopefully) by this weekend.
 
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The UD3H has an ok VRM, 8 25A mosfets, the UD5H has 12, there will not be much difference in air/water OC.
 
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I think the UD3H has a doubler, its 4 phasex2. But you are probably right it should be sufficient for basic overclocking. Still its not the quality of the old ones looking at the sinhw chart.
But which is better for the price? UD3H of UD5H? I'll probably have a fan on the VRM heatsink like I did before.
 
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But which is better for the price? UD3H of UD5H? I'll probably have a fan on the VRM heatsink like I did before.
Get the UD5 if you want a chance at a better overclock, otherwise you should be able to get 4.5 I would say at least with the UD3.
 
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I'd go with the Z97x-Gaming 5 over UD3H if you want a gigabyte one. At the same price you get a better PWM controller. If you are running on air or water you are not going to notice the difference between the gaming 5 and UD5H. The only real difference is that you get each phase doubled, but since you are unlikely to run into very high current scenarios you will not see any performance/stability difference.
 
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I'd go with the Z97x-Gaming 5 over UD3H if you want a gigabyte one. At the same price you get a better PWM controller. If you are running on air or water you are not going to notice the difference between the gaming 5 and UD5H. The only real difference is that you get each phase doubled, but since you are unlikely to run into very high current scenarios you will not see any performance/stability difference.
Looks nice and supports SLI. This might be the winner.
 
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just a quick message.
i have used a lot of asrock boards over the years and i like them. they always have all the features i need/want and are solid. i much prefer them over the more popular msi/gigabyte
my fave boards were abit, but they are gone now. but asrock are usually decent boards for the money usually better than the same price point msi/gigabyte
 

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7670m =/= 7670... The same way the GTX 670m is not the same as the desktop 670, They are based on completely different chips.

The CPU performance of my laptop (when it is not throttling) is exactly the same as any other ivy bridge quad core with HT running at 3.2GHz. The way it works is that if there is thermal headroom it will boost from its base clock (2.4) to anywhere up to 3.2GHz. When the CPU is under load and I am not putting a very heavy load (furmark like) on the GPU the CPU runs at 3.2GHz and performs like a 3.2GHz ivy quad with HT. When there is not enough power (for example when I suck up too much power with the overclocked dGPU) the CPU will throttle to where it can fit within the power limits imposed by the BIOS
thats what i have been saying. that he cant compare desktop to his laptop performance
 
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Personally I'm not a fan of ASrock's current colour scheme, it is a bit too flashy for me, but the boards are from what I've heard pretty good.

thats what i have been saying. that he cant compare desktop to his laptop performance
I'm not comparing a GTX 670m to a desktop 670... I have always compared it to a desktop 560, which it actually performs quite similarly to.

My whole point is that considering the specs of the X6800, the 80 or so FPS bottleneck seems like around where it would settle for the CPU.
 

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lets give it a rest shall we. its been derailed too long.
 
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Going with the Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5 for the board. Currently $145.

Getting an i7 4770k for $175.

I'm $5 under budget.

And I finished all of my GED tests today.



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Processor i7 4790k Delid 4.7@1.28
Motherboard Asus Z97I-PLUS
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S
Memory Kingston HyperX 2x8GB 1866MHz C10
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 670 FTW
Storage MX100 256GB, WD Red 3TB, and other stuff
Display(s) BenQ XL2430T, LG 24 inch LED IPS thing
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
Audio Device(s) Behringer Xenyx Q1002USB, ATH-M50x
Power Supply Seasonic 860w Platinum
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair K70 (MX Blues, dying blue lights)
Software Win7 x64/Ubuntu
GED=General EDucation?

Aww that's cool. I'll be off to England for my IBs at the end of this month so no gaming after that :<
 
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System Name Volt
Processor i7-4790k
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5
Cooling NZXT Kraken X60
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4x8GB
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X
Storage 250GB SSD / 3x1TB + 2x2TB HDD
Display(s) 3x AOC 2425W + ViewSonic VA2855Smh + 2x Dell E178FP
Case Phantec Enthoo Pro
Audio Device(s) LucidSound LS30
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w
Mouse G.Skill MX780 RGB
Keyboard G.Skill KM780 RGB (Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Technical term is PEBCAK issue, which stands for Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
GED=General EDucation?

Aww that's cool. I'll be off to England for my IBs at the end of this month so no gaming after that :<
A GED is basically a highschool diploma.
 
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System Name Small ATX Desktop
Processor Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz /1.25 volt
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H with Beta Bios F20e
Cooling PHTC12DX CPU + MK-13 VGA, 1xDelta EFB1212VH, 2xYate Loon 140 PWM, 2xCorsair 120 PWM
Memory Samsung 30nm Green MV3V4G3D DDR3 16 GB (4x4GB) @ 1800 MHz CL9 1.35 volt
Video Card(s) PNY Geforce GTX 770 XLR8 2GB @ Core 1254 MHz / Ram 1800 MHz
Storage Seagate 600 240GB SSD (Boot) + 2xWD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Data
Display(s) Asus PB258Q 2560x1440 + Asus VH242H 1920x1080
Case Lian Li PC A05 (Inverted Mobo)
Audio Device(s) Audiotechnica ATH M50X, Antlion Mod Mic 4, SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB Audio Dongle
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 660 Watt Platinum
Mouse Zowie EC2A, Corsair MM600, inateck 900mm x 300mm Mat
Keyboard Filco Majestouch II Ninja TKL and Goldtouch GTC 0033 Ten Key (Cherry Browns)
Software Win7 64 Pro
Benchmark Scores Wprime 32 5.758 http://www.wprime.net/Scores/19988/View
Going with the Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5 for the board. Currently $145.

Getting an i7 4770k for $175.

I'm $5 under budget.

And I finished all of my GED tests today.



Today is a good day.
Congrats and if all goes well you will find that to be a very fast setup.