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I'm kind of a newb to OC'ing. I will be going down to CompUSA to grab a 3570k today while they're on sale for $180.

Can anyone recommend me a good board that will make overclocking easy for around $150? Preferably something sold at CompUSA.

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If you plan on going mini then the asRock z77e mITX (just like in my sig/build log)!
 
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Full tower case. Mini itx would look silly. smile.gif

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http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2276156&CatId=6975

The only equivalent alternative in terms of VRM in the same price range is BIOSTAR Z77XE4.
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Go to micro center they have i5 3570k for 179.99 and you get 50 dollars of your motherboard . I just bought my Core i5 3570K(179.99) plus Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Motherboard (189.99) for 129.99.
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Originally Posted by wingsofeagle View Post

Go to micro center they have i5 3570k for 179.99 and you get 50 dollars of your motherboard . I just bought my Core i5 3570K(179.99) plus Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Motherboard (189.99) for 129.99.

The nearest Microcenter is an 8 hour drive.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by wingsofeagle View Post

Go to micro center they have i5 3570k for 179.99 and you get 50 dollars of your motherboard . I just bought my Core i5 3570K(179.99) plus Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Motherboard (189.99) for 129.99.

I'm in the same boat as this guy. looking for a good cpu/mobo combo deal (somehow i care more about the "deal" than the price), and so of course i have to go to micro center.

but no car. live in queens, ny.

sooo... i just bought a $100 subscription to zipcar today, so i can drive to micro center for the deal tongue.gif
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Here, newegg have some bundle discounts, not as big as microcenter but something is better than nothing.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007QWIA52/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1350169385&sr=8-1&keywords=msi+z77-gd65&condition=used

MSI Z77A-GD65 for $100 with free shipping from Amazon warehouse deals. Just ordered one for myself with a 3570K. I got my gtx 670 the same way and it looked brand new. Plus 30 days return policy and they will pay for return shipping.

If you need it fast, overnight shipping is only like $15 or 2 day shipping for like $10. The free shipping takes a week or so.
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post #10 of 14
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007QWIA52/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1350169385&sr=8-1&keywords=msi+z77-gd65&condition=used
MSI Z77A-GD65 for $100 with free shipping from Amazon warehouse deals. Just ordered one for myself with a 3570K. I got my gtx 670 the same way and it looked brand new. Plus 30 days return policy and they will pay for return shipping.
If you need it fast, overnight shipping is only like $15 or 2 day shipping for like $10. The free shipping takes a week or so.

MSI makes great video cards, but their motherboards are known for being pretty terrible. Thanks for the link, though.
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