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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
I'm noob compared to all you OCNers so please be nice thumb.gif
I know nothing about motherboards

Which motherboard should I buy for Intel Core i7-3770k?

I will OC in the future
I need plenty of SATA ports for storage HDDs
Doesn't heat up as much


um...I don't know what else to say

Update -
Price range: around 200 USD, could go over
Color preference: none
Somewhere in between the best and price/performance


Update 2 -
a board that can fit the Thermalright Silver Arrow
Edited by itzzjason - 5/6/12 at 9:14am
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post #2 of 33
Thread Starter 
I need help choosing. Please can anyone help?
I want to build this rig soon
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post #3 of 33
what's your price range? any color preferences?
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Best price/performance or the best?
     
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post #5 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by itzzjason View Post

I'm noob compared to all you OCNers so please be nice thumb.gif
I know nothing about motherboards
Which motherboard should I buy for Intel Core i7-3770k?
I will OC in the future

I need plenty of SATA ports for storage HDDs
Doesn't heat up as much
um...I don't know what else to say

Asus P8z77v - Deluxe

8 Sata ports.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_DELUXE/#specifications

Intel® Z77 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *5
Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue
Support Raid 0, 1
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller : *6
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
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post #6 of 33
^ Dude, almost every Z77 board has the 8 SATA connectors (4x SATA2 by Intel, 2x SATA3 by Intel and 2x SATA3 by marvell/asmedia etc.)

If you're looking for the best price/performance, I'd say ASRock's Extreme4 for sure (or Extreme6 for better bundle).

edit:
Other boards worth considering:
MSI Z77 GD65 / GD85
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
ASUS Z77 Sabertooth
ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional

Edited by Blizlake - 5/2/12 at 7:47am
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post #7 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

^ Dude, almost every Z77 board has the 8 SATA connectors (4x SATA2 by Intel, 2x SATA3 by Intel and 2x SATA3 by marvell/asmedia etc.)

I can't count tongue.gif the Deluxe has 10 ports.
4 + 2 + 2 + 2
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post #8 of 33
Ya, ASRock Extreme is sick. I love there boards!
post #9 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

I can't count tongue.gif the Deluxe has 10 ports.
4 + 2 + 2 + 2
I wouldnt count the eSATA ports... The Deluxe has the same 4+2+2 as almost every other Z77 board if my eyes havent gone bad.
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post #10 of 33
Why not the Gigabyte Z77x UD3H? Pretty good board it seems....
 
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