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  I'm looking to buy the Ivy Bridge i5-3570k and use the HD4000 for a little while before buying a new GPU. I'm looking to buy a budget Z77 mobo ($140<)(don't mind mATX or ATX or whatever). However, i'm not sure which one to pick. I'm currently looking at the ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, ASRock Z77 Pro4,  Biostar Z77XE3 or you can just recommend other boards. I'm looking to buy the board very soon within the next few days and will buy the i5 right at the release. I will only use 1 GPU, and slight OC.

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post #2 of 19
Asrock pro4. Best board out of those 3.
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TZ77XE3 is easily the best out of the three.
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I second TZ77XE3.
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Definitely TZ77XE3. Only downside is it requires a mod if you want to adjust PLL voltage, but if you are just into moderate OC adjust PLL is unnecessary.
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That mod looks way too complex for me biggrin.gif. So for now, i'm leaning over the Biostar TZ77XE3 now. Let me know if anyone has any other recommendations.

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yeah ! give Biostar a bone ,good looking MB thumb.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Ocnewb View Post

That mod looks way too complex for me biggrin.gif . So for now, i'm leaning over the Biostar TZ77XE3 now. Let me know if anyone has any other recommendations.

Go get that Biostar board and tell us all about it. thumb.gif
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yeah the biostar looks like a good deal. curious to see how it works out.
    
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Heh i've never used Biostar board so hopefully if i go with it, it won't disappoint me. I've used 3 ASRock boards from my last builds and they were all solid. I think i will probably order the TZ77XE3 tomorrow unless something changes. I won't be able to use it until Ivy is out tho.

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Originally Posted by Ocnewb View Post

That mod looks way too complex for me biggrin.gif . So for now, i'm leaning over the Biostar TZ77XE3 now. Let me know if anyone has any other recommendations.

Go get that Biostar board and tell us all about it. thumb.gif


 

 

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