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I want to over clock my CPU and I want to have crossfire support for the future and PCI express 3.0 is a must.

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ASUS S1155 MicroATX P8Z77-M PRO Motherboard
http://www.computeralliance.com.au/parts.aspx?qryPart=13677

Heres the build this motherboard will be at the heart of



CASE: CoolerMaster Full XL ATX HAF X Case Black $199
RAM: DDR3 16GB (2X8GB) G.Skill 1600Mhz Ram Kit PN F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL $129
COOLING: Liquid Cooling Corsair Hyrdro H80 High Performance CPU Cooler $129
POWER SUPPLY: 850 WATT OCZ ZX Series Power Supply $199
CPU: Intel S1155 Core i7 3770k 3.50ghz Quad Core CPU UNlocked $335
HDD: 2TB Western Digital 3.5 inch 7200rpm Black Edition SATA 6Gb/s HDD $185
SSD: 128gb OCZ 2.5 Agility 4 Sata 6Gb/s SSD Drive $129

+ AMD 7970

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That motherboard should be great unless you want to really push the voltage into your cpu as it uses either 4 or 6 phases where as some of the bigger atx boards use more than 12. Also I'm a little confused, you are putting a micro atx motherboard in a giant case...kinda defeats the purpose imho

http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/motherboards/19181-asus-p8z77-m-pro-micro-atx-motherboard-review?start=27

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/30/asus_p8z77m_pro_microatx_motherboard_review/7

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That motherboard should be great unless you want to really push the voltage into your cpu as it uses either 4 or 6 phases where as some of the bigger atx boards use more than 12. Also I'm a little confused, you are putting a micro atx motherboard in a giant case...kinda defeats the purpose imho
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/motherboards/19181-asus-p8z77-m-pro-micro-atx-motherboard-review?start=27
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/30/asus_p8z77m_pro_microatx_motherboard_review/7

True. Got any normal mobos where I can really push the CPU for under $150? Max $200

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I have not really researched boards since the p67 but have read alot of good things about asrock when trying to keep things under budget but did not see any at the website you linked earlier.

Here is a little bit of reading if you don't mind otherwise someone else may be able to chime in soon.

boards 160-220 usd http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html

boards less than 160usd http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254.html

Or you could change the case to a micro atx, save a little money and space, and stick with the board you selected earlier or else check out the asus gene V or the gigabyte sniper m3 (I really like the look of the asus gene V)
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I have not really researched boards since the p67 but have read alot of good things about asrock when trying to keep things under budget but did not see any at the website you linked earlier.
Here is a little bit of reading if you don't mind otherwise someone else may be able to chime in soon.
boards 160-220 usd http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html
boards less than 160usd http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254.html

Thanks for the help, I will plus rep you for your help biggrin.gif . I was thinking about this motherboard. If anyone else can help if this is a good one or not it would help thank you. I will read the review on toms also.

ASUS S1155 ATX P8Z77-V-PRO Motherboard

http://www.computeralliance.com.au/parts.aspx?qryPart=13687

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