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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array JimmyH PC Specs
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    Which Z170 Board

    So I have calmed down a bit when it comes to OC. I still have a MVF with a 3770K which will clock stable to 5 GHz, but that is in mothballs, and I am currently running a M7F at 4.8GHz comfortably.

    My dilemma is that I am planning a brand new build, totally. Going to custom cool it with acrylic tubing for both CPU and GPU this time. I am not an over the top gamer, and don't have a 4 K monitor so am sticking to a GTX-970.

    From what I can gather the difference between the Hero and the Ranger is the RGB colours, am I right? So my thoughts are with the Z170 Gaming Pro.

    Has anyone here done any OC with the Gaming Pro, or had any problems with it?

    I will make sure I post my build and specs when finished.


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    Moderator Array Nate152 PC Specs
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    Hi JimmyH

    If you ran them at stock speeds with the same cpu, gpu and ram performance would be almost identical. When you mention overclocking the hero would probably be the better one with the better power delivery, so I imagine it would have higher quality capacitors and vrm's, It should also have more overclocking features than the gaming pro.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
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    Actually if you're going with custom water cooling, wait for the Maximus VIII Formula release.
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