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Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP or Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H?
Submitted 13 months ago by Austn

Are the Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HPhttp($138) and Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H($144) good z87 boards? I'm still trying to decide on what Z87 mobo to get. I'm trying to get a blue motherboard to match my RAM/GPU/LEDs and preferably one under $160. These seem like great ones for their price. The new BIOS that they have looks great as well.

I know that the first one doesn't support SLI, doesn't matter to me, I'm using AMD and don't even plan on getting another GPU. I'm just wondering if it would be better for me to pay the extra $6 or so and get the "better" model.

I was considering getting an Asus board, but they look plain ugly and wouldn't match blue well at all. I know that looks don't fully constitute a different piece of hardware, but I'm still leaning towards Gigabyte atm.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Here's my build list:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Austn/saved/

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Austn [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Ok, I'm now trying to decide between the D3H and the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H($170). I'm kind of leaning towards the UD3H, but am wondering if the extra $26 is worth it.

 
 
BeardCreep 1 point 13 months ago

it is worth it. the power distro is much better.

but it depends on your budget.

 
 
Austn [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

So basically that means it will overclock better? Anything else?

And I can allow the extra $26 in my budget, I just want to know which one has the best price/performance ratio. I'm all about a good price/performance ratio ;).

 
 
BeardCreep 1 point 13 months ago

um... more rigid.

but not a big deal.

if youre not over clocking i wouldnt even bother with the 170 range... 130 range should do fine.

If you are overclocking those 26 usd are well spent, except you have a 4k series. (haswell) which seems to be more thermal limitated than power.

My suggestion? save the 26 usd and spend on cooling of your cpu if you are overclocking.

Otherwise go with a cheaper mobo.

 
 
Austn [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Alright, I'll think about it. Thanks!

 
 
apackin [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Depa=0&Description=PPSSFREEMEMZ87

Get one of the 4 lower prices options here, take the free RAM and don't worry about matching.

 
 
Austn [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 13 months ago

Already purchased my RAM, and all those boards are more expensive than the D3H.

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