Gigabyte trims the Force and the price but leaves the good stuff on the Z87X-OC
Subject: Motherboards | November 26, 2013 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gigabyte, z87x-oc, LGA1150
Similar to the Z87X-OC Force that Morry recently reviewed is the Z87X-OC from Gigabyte which will cost you about half as much as the Force. You give up three PCIe slots, a 16x an 8x and a 1x, but do gain a pair of legacy PCI slots. As well you lose four SATA 6Gbps ports and the onboard audio codec is slightly downgraded but this makes the board well under $200. The overall design remains the same, very stable and easy to overclock, enough to win it a Gold Award.
"GIGABYTE has brought us a few great motherboards over the years with most being just above average. On the surface the Z87X-OC doesn’t have much going for it aside from a Halloween inspired color scheme. All that changes when you dig just a little deeper, as Gigabyte is very much still in the motherboard game."
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