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Really glad the good advice here made me take a second look at my planned parts. A quick trip to micro center and I am now aware that they sale the i5 3570k for 169$ and will take 50$ off select motherboards of which the asrock p77 itx board is included. Was able to get the p77itx board and i5 for 260$ Now i just need my case to show up.

Do you mean Z77? There are no P77 ITX motherboards by ASRock.

And yeah, Microcenter's great. I haven't gotten a processor / motherboard from anywhere else for years. By the way, the i7 2700K is just $200 now, and i7 3770K is $229. Unsure if it's permanent, as the i7 3770K was around $270 or 280 there until recently.
   
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post #3062 of 11741
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I'm thinking about snagging the MSI Z77IA-E53 board to replace my Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI. For anyone reading this, the Gigabyte Z77 ITX board is just plain awful.
Some highlights:
- My USB 3.0 front header doesn't work
- No support for low voltage RAM, verified by Gigabyte
- No voltage control AT ALL not even undervolting or LLC
- Extremely poor overclocking. My 3570k will happily go to 4.8ghz+ but this board can't even run it at 4.4ghz, it actually locks up in the BIOS which I have never seen before. At 4.2ghz it applies 1.300v+ which is way too much.
Anyways, I had the ASRock Z77E-ITX before and it died in about 6 hour taking the CPU, RAM, and video card with it so I'll not be trying that one again.
Absolutely love this case though, can't wait for a side window!
1/4 out for is correct for me
the 3.0 header works its just when you connect a 2.0 deivice it may not work
the voltage doe not concern me as i was able to get my 3470 to 3.8Ghz

and yeah thats the reason im staying away from as rock products they suck imo
Edited by saber101 - 12/10/12 at 7:46pm
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post #3063 of 11741
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1/4 out for is correct for me
the 3.0 header works its just when you connect a 2.0 deivice it may not work
the voltage doe not concern me as i was able to get my 3470 to 3.8Ghz
and yeah thats the reason im staying away from as rock products they suck imo

The header detects devices but says they are all corrupted... when I plug it in the back it works fine. I tried two different headers to be sure it wasn't the cable, it don't work. Voltage isn't really a big concern if you're only 2 bins past stock, but you can do that on an H77 board too. I was planning to run 4.6 ghz and attempt undervolting since my CPU has a pretty high stock VID for an Ivy Bridge, I want to keep temps as low as possible since I am building a very quiet machine. Very disappointed with Gigabyte over this thing. Voltage control is a MUST on a Z77 board, and all of their competition in the same price range has it.
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lol you should think about replacing the antenna like me biggrin.gif

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lol you should think about replacing the antenna like me biggrin.gif

what brand antenna u use??
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lol you should think about replacing the antenna like me biggrin.gif

But rather something like that wink.gif
 
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But rather something like that wink.gif
z77e ITX motherboard okay with this antenna?
Can you recommend it?
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what brand antenna u use??

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But rather something like that wink.gif

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Y6XZQE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

here

theres also a 2.4ghz model, which is better if A. router is far, or B. you have an old house.

I find it decent enough for me, definitely works better than any usb internet card I ever had. from dual ban to everything.
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z77e ITX motherboard okay with this antenna?
Can you recommend it?

This particular not, but i like idea of that magnetic base for them. Plugging two antennas directly to motherbard could be pain in the ass wink.gif
I use 7 Dbi instead 3Dbi antennas and it works much better.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Y6XZQE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
here
theres also a 2.4ghz model, which is better if A. router is far, or B. you have an old house.
I find it decent enough for me, definitely works better than any usb internet card I ever had. from dual ban to everything.

But it's almost the same stuff we have with Asrock Z77E-ITX.
 
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