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Z77 boards in stock!, weee
nesquick
post Mar 31 2012, 04:48 PM
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QUOTE (rs727 @ Mar 31 2012, 06:25 AM) *
QUOTE (nobody813 @ Mar 30 2012, 09:27 PM) *
Dunno if it has been said yet or not, but a lot of the Gigabyte boards no longer use Realtek for anything. The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H has Ateros for LAN, and VIA for audio


Any reason for this?

personally I had better experiences with both of those chipsets over realtek so could be quality issues.


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tunksy
post Apr 1 2012, 03:01 PM
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loving the asus itx board. very ver nice. hope it doesnt cost much more than 150 tho..


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post Apr 2 2012, 10:07 AM
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ASUS and Asrock boards are on PCCG


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tunksy
post Apr 2 2012, 01:57 PM
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pretty good range already. asrock fatility matx cool!


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well, yeah...
post Apr 2 2012, 03:32 PM
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I'm going with the Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE. It looks like a beast of a board. I'm a fan of the easy update BIOS feature I have on the my current Asus X79 board, and that obviously gets carried over to the new boards. The WiFi and DLNA are nice touches as well.


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post Apr 3 2012, 07:31 AM
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there's no improvement over a Z68 Generation 3 mobo that I can see......have I missed something?


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post Apr 3 2012, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE (osama_bin_athlon @ Apr 3 2012, 08:31 AM) *
there's no improvement over a Z68 Generation 3 mobo that I can see......have I missed something?

the biggest improvements are probably to usb3 and support for higher memory speeds with ivy
not worth upgrading to from z68 imo unless you really hate your z68 mb


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osama_bin_athlon
post Apr 3 2012, 04:28 PM
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QUOTE (Dasa @ Apr 3 2012, 11:26 AM) *
QUOTE (osama_bin_athlon @ Apr 3 2012, 08:31 AM) *
there's no improvement over a Z68 Generation 3 mobo that I can see......have I missed something?

the biggest improvements are probably to usb3 and support for higher memory speeds with ivy
not worth upgrading to from z68 imo unless you really hate your z68 mb




exactly what I had surmised from what reviews I've read - thanks
I don't want to get rid of this mobo, I really like it - mind you, if I was still running the asus, or gigabyte boards that I'd had prior, it'd be a different story, I wasn't happy with either
at the moment, asrock are manufacturing great boards in my opinion - comparatively cheap, too
I might consider a CPU upgrade tho - the 2500K I have now isn't a great overclocker


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smakme7757
post Apr 3 2012, 10:16 PM
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Z68 is perfectly fine.

I upgraded due to flakey USB ports on my current mobo and it was easier seeing as i was on P67 and Z77 will give me a few more options like using the inbuilt graphics and quicksync.

My money was going to a 240GB Intel 520 SSD, but i just got so sick of my USB devices crapping out all the time, so the motherboard seemed like a good idea. Definately stay with Z68 unless, like Dasa said you need to move onto a new board for some reason.

With that being said my Z77 is in town, just waiting for the SMS to go pick it up =D

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smakme7757
post Apr 4 2012, 03:05 AM
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Sabertooth is extremely nice. Those extra fans are super quiet. You can't even hear them. It's a dream to run!

Tems are looking good!



Ok i did a test - With and without the extra fans.

With fans:




Without fans:


That 2nd picture was taken about 10 minutes later

So they certainly do help.

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mudg3
post Apr 4 2012, 01:01 PM
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Looks very nice.


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clung3
post Apr 4 2012, 01:10 PM
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That's awesome smakme, might modify my upgrade and grab a Sabertooth instead.


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smakme7757
post Apr 5 2012, 03:53 AM
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There is no question that Intel Quicksync is a fantastic feature to have. I've been encoding videos on my laptop because it's so fast. Now with Lucid Virtue on the Sabertooth i can use quicksync as well. Awesome feature.

It's worth mentioning though that Arcsoft Media Converter didn't use either Cuda or Quicksync on my desktop. I just wouldn't use any hardware acceleration (It worked fine on my laptop). So i got Cyberlink Media Converter 6.5. Works like a charm. Turn off Lucid Virtue and it uses Cuda, turn it on then it will use Quick Sync. Great product - No more Arcsoft junk for me!

This board really has impressed me. I know most of the features have been available for a whiel on Z68, but damn thse features are nice to have!


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osama_bin_athlon
post Apr 12 2012, 05:16 PM
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maximum overkill......I like that


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post May 6 2012, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE (nobody813 @ Mar 30 2012, 09:27 PM) *
Dunno if it has been said yet or not, but a lot of the Gigabyte boards no longer use Realtek for anything. The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H has Ateros for LAN, and VIA for audio

They are actually mostly Intel LAN now, there are Atheros chips also on some boards, both much better than before :)


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