Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review

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The packaging for the UD5 follows the now familiar trend of Gigabyte boards having a white box with an overwhelming array of technical highlights, features and logos.

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review      Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review  

Inside the box we have a USB 3.0 front-panel extension alongside the usual array of SATA cables and multi-GPU bridges.

When we first looked at the board back in January there was much discussion about whether the heatsinks would remain looking as they did in the preview, or if Gigabyte would replace the prototype ones with something more aesthetically pleasing. As it is they look pretty much as they did then. One of life's rules that applies to prototype motherboards as much as game demos, they always represent the finished product. Although the black RAM and PCI slots imply they intended to go to the gun-metal ones we're more used to.

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review     Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review  

As you'd expect from a higher end board, Gigabyte have understood that you are likely to use a dual-fan CPU cooler and so we have two fan headers up near the top. The ATX 8pin is in a very fiddly place, so we recommend installing the power before you do the heatsink.

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review     Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review  

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23-04-2012, 13:25:18

MaXiMiZe
Nice review Quote

23-04-2012, 14:47:35

MSIRawZ
Just FYI, we have 15 free Antec Kuhler 620 Liquid Water CPU Coolers left with this board - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards+-+Intel/Socket+1155+-+Intel+Z77/GIGABYTE+GA-Z77X-UD5H+Intel+Z77+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+w%2F+FREE+Water-Cooler!+?productId=49181Quote

23-04-2012, 15:20:23

Master&Puppet
Another good review though I'm not sure IB was worth your (plural) time! I was so hoping that the early reports of heat and similar overclock outputs would be wrong but alas there is very little to pick between these 1155 chips.Quote

23-04-2012, 16:35:07

hellhole
Nice review mate!

I've got my Z77X-UD5H sitting in my Cooler Master Cosmos 2 & it looks very small lol...

Just waiting on Ivy Bridges to hit Aussie shores and i can boot it up =DQuote

24-04-2012, 11:09:27

MaXiMiZe
^^ Bet you can't wait. Am I right in saying that this board is in direct competition with the P8Z77 deluxe from Asus?Quote
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