Gigabyte Z87X-D3H LGA1150 Motherboard
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 09-29-2013
Provided by: Gigabyte

I'll be installing the Gigabyte Z87X-D3H with the following hardware:

Intel i7 4770K Haswell
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
Thermaltake Frio Advanced
2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR3-2133
240GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD
LG Hitachi 8X Blu-Ray Burner
SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution
SilverStone Strider Gold 650W
Windows 8 Professional

The factory Intel cooler was used during the initial setup with the Thermaltake Frio Advanced swapped in later during testing and overclocking. The extra tall heat spreaders of the Kingston HyperX Predator memory modules didn't interfere with the stock cooler, and just barely stayed outside the reach of the Tt Frio's forward fan, but any larger of a cooler or attempt to use the second memory channel (the black pair of slots) would have resulted in interference.

Let's get the Z87X-D3H powered up and have a look at the BIOS configuration.

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