Best motherboard for my build?

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Hi, I'm going to be purchasing these parts soon:
YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor & Corsair H100i CPU Cooler Bundle with FREE Grid 2 PC Game £364.99
2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 WindForce 3x OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (GV-N770OC-2GD) £349.99 (£699.98)
1 x NZXT Phantom 820 Enthusiast Full Tower Case - Black £199.99
2 x Samsung 256GB SSD 840 PRO SATA 6Gb/s Basic - (MZ-7PD256BW) £187.99 (£375.98)
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C10 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMY16GX3M2A2400C10R) £179.99
1 x XFX Pro 1000W Black Edition '80+ Platinum' Certified Modular Power Supply £149.99
1 x Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD2002FAEX) HDD £119.99
1 x Corsair Fan, SP120 PWM High Pressure Fan 4 pin, Dual Pack (CO-9050014-WW) £25.99
1 x LG GH24NS95 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £17.99
2 x BitFenix Spectre PRO 200mm Red LED - Black £14.99 (£29.98)
4 x BitFenix Spectre PRO 140mm Fan - All Black £12.98 (£51.92)
Total : £2,237.03 (includes shipping : £16.85).



I have all the parts listed ready to order exept for the motherboard, which board would be the best taking into account the parts I have chosen, and that I will be overclocking and may go 3 way SLI in the future?

Price range for the board is £150-250, and colour matching if possible. Though this is not essential.

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Alright, well I'll just go for a 2 way one for now and upgrade the motherboard if I decide to go 3 way SLI.

Is the UD4 the best board in this price range, taking into account everything?
Also would using 4 sticks rather than 2 make any differance at all?
 
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The best board in that sort of price range is the Giga OC (currently on offer as well) I didn't mention it as it is black and orange.

2 sticks is usually better than 4 as its gentler on the memory controller, but this will be noticeable only if you are planning on going extreme cooling and overclocking.
 
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Shame that board isn't red and black :/
What makes it better than the others btw? Is it just as it is more optimized for overclocking?

Think I'll stick with the 2 sticks for now, which will allow me to add another 2 if I ever need it.
 
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It's one goal is overclocking, it has all the features you need to break CPU's at extreme frequencies and at extreme sub zero temps.

Apparently 8 Pack says the BIOS has been well designed to work with hardware (fine tuned for high end gear).

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showpost.php?p=24503952&postcount=24

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showpost.php?p=24511169&postcount=5

I do have one also, must admit, it's a monster board for the money, got my CPU superPI stable at 4.9Ghz on air, can get into windows at 5Ghz (all on air cooling), tunes RAM well..and I'm not even a pro overclocker.
 
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Ah I see. Well I don't think I'm going to be extreme overclocking any time soon.

Which is better for mid range overclocking, say 4.5/6MHz. The Gigabyte UD4 or the Asus Hero board? Since both of these boards match my colour scheme and are pretty much similar prices
 
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Alright, cheers! I'll get the UD4 then. I've seen reports of the 4770k getting upto 4.7GHz, so I'm assuming 4.5 will be achievable. If not anything over 4 will be good enough for me.

I'll also look into that cashback offer, cheers for the help :)
 
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Alright, cheers! I'll get the UD4 then. I've seen reports of the 4770k getting upto 4.7GHz, so I'm assuming 4.5 will be achievable. If not anything over 4 will be good enough for me.

I'll also look into that cashback offer, cheers for the help :)

Good choice there, love the Gigabyte boards cause I've got one lol. Check out the Corsair Vengeance pro ram, it's great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtJJTo7OM1k

You can get it here...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-371-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1387

Edit: Sorry just saw you have already chosen the Vengeance ram, excellent.

Edit 2: Sorry Stulid, just saw your link for ram, you beat me to the nerd pOrn lol.

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I would havE Gone the OC on this one mate. The UD4 is a good board though.

The OC has some great tweaking options and the obvious stability even when not extreme overclocking. If with 1.8 Vcore amd nearly 3v VCCIN I cant break it, then no one can!!!
 
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I would havE Gone the OC on this one mate. The UD4 is a good board though.

The OC has some great tweaking options and the obvious stability even when not extreme overclocking. If with 1.8 Vcore amd nearly 3v VCCIN I cant break it, then no one can!!!

Would of pushed it, but went for style over substance in this case.
 
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I would havE Gone the OC on this one mate. The UD4 is a good board though.

The OC has some great tweaking options and the obvious stability even when not extreme overclocking. If with 1.8 Vcore amd nearly 3v VCCIN I cant break it, then no one can!!!

Would have went with it if it wasn't orange :p
Can't have it clashing with my colour scheme!


Also I'll probly end up getting another 2 16GB sticks in the future, so I'll get the silver ones then, for that nerd p0rn!
 
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