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Asus Z87-Pro or Maximus VI Hero

crleny01
  • 75 months ago

I have a dilemma on my hands. This is the build I plan on having (I intend on overclocking): PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $97.16 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z87-PRO (V EDITION) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $179.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $164.64 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $89.89 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card $509.99 @ Microcenter
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $122.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Microcenter
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Microcenter
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Microcenter
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan $26.08 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan $26.08 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan $26.08 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $39.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1914.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-04 09:38 EST-0500

I don't know whether to go with the Z87-Pro or the Maximus VI Hero. Any suggestions?

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking is mainly dependent on your CPU for Haswell, so just look at the features of each one and see which you need. If you don't need all the features of the Pro, you might want to look into the z87-a too

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