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Hey man, great to see someone on OCN running a P8Z77-V LK! I built 5 machines using those boards and I got them at $110 from NCIX with a $20 MIR. They are amazing boards for the price. 4x USB 3.0 at the back, sata6, sli/cf at 8x/8x, good vrm sinks, proper spacing between pci-e, all 3 video outputs, the list goes on. What more can you ask for in a Z77 board under $120?!


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Love my Z77 LK. Everything you posted is why I bought it. No regrets. Last bios update really sped up the post times.




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No issues with my 670 ftw
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I'll make your decision for you.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/
Check out the memory overclock on the 670 directcu II in that article.
6.3ghz is all they could muster.
My own 670 FTW is stable at 7.6ghz and when running a 1300+mhz core, translates to 10-15% better fps than what you see in that article.
That has held true with Metro 2033 bench, 3dmark11 and Heaven bench for me.
Not all FTW will clock that high but most are getting in the 7+ghz range.

Almost this ^^.
I would get the EVGA GTX 670 FTW. first because it is a beast of an overclocker & second it has the highest memory OC among the GTX 670. The crappy Asus GTX 670 in HardOCP did only 6.34 GHz which is terrible (thus why some silly AMDiots think their HD 7950 will always beat a GTX 670 LOL).
GTX 670 FTW comes with 6.2 GHz on stock settings, and 7.0 GHz is almost guraranteed on that card. Plus the Asus DCII cards are having reliability issues. I've seen alot of cards dying across the forums, so I would avoid them at all costs.
If you want a decent non-reference GTX 670 you can go with the Gigabye Windforce X3 too. it is an awesome card.
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