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Old 07-16-2014, 21:11
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Default GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE or ASRock Z97 OC Formula?

Hey all!

I was just wondering which would be your preferred choice and I would really appreciate it if you could give me a reason why for your choice.

I'll be teaming it with PSC memory and of course it'll be going cold on both the CPU and RAM.

I've been keeping and eye on Bullant's thread about the OCF and PSC combinations and it is rather tempting to go for the OCF over the X-SOC, especially when you add the conformal coating into the equation.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-16-2014, 21:27
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If you're serious about putting PSC on cold then ASRock is a much better option amongst the two.
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Old 07-16-2014, 21:41
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I've never really frozen RAM other than one amateur attempt which did go quite well but I want to grow my knowledge and try to use it more extensively.
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Old 07-19-2014, 22:29
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PSC support on Asrock is way better. also 'out of the box' efficiency
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Old 07-20-2014, 14:42
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Two vouches for the OCF so far. Looks like I know which I'm going to get then.

Thank you all!
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:35
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Yup, if you're going for PI-32M with memory under cold Asrock is a solid choice!
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:00
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It looks to be that way, Massman.

Has anyone got any ideas which would have better 3D efficiency? I want to bench 3D when Broadwell comes about.
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Old 07-23-2014, 00:20
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3D is Gigabyte all the way......
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:41
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Aww damn it! Haha.

Back to the drawing board on that then! I reckon I'll end up with the Giga.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:18
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Unfortunately, it's difficult to find a board that does it all.
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