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Which motherboard is best

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z68xp-ud3

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z77-d3h

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z77x-d3h

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z77x-ud3h


Which out of these motherboards is the best ?
can i overclock a i5 2500k with all these boards?

What is the difference between the z77 boards ?
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Z77 is the chipset used for the new Ivy Bridge line of CPUs. The 2500k isn't an IVY Bridge CPU, however it will still work. Z77 is optimised for
use with Ivy Bridge cpu's because it provides the user with more features, most notably Pcie 3.0, Lucid Virtue MVP, faster RAM speeds etc.
As you are using an older Sandy Bridge Chip, you unfortunately won't need these features. Therefore it probably better for you to buy a z68 chipset board. Something like the one you posted or this.

If you were to go with the z77 boards, you would be able to overclock the 2500k, and also have the ability to fully utilize the features of z77 in the future if you were to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU.
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Originally Posted by Davayy View Post

Z77 is the chipset used for the new Ivy Bridge line of CPUs. The 2500k isn't an IVY Bridge CPU, however it will still work. Z77 is optimised for
use with Ivy Bridge cpu's because it provides the user with more features, most notably Pcie 3.0, Lucid Virtue MVP, faster RAM speeds etc.
As you are using an older Sandy Bridge Chip, you unfortunately won't need these features. Therefore it probably better for you to buy a z68 chipset board. Something like the one you posted or this.
If you were to go with the z77 boards, you would be able to overclock the 2500k, and also have the ability to fully utilize the features of z77 in the future if you were to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU.

Z77 boards cost same or slighly more than Z68 boards. There isn't a big discount on Z68 boards most of the time, so there is no reason to go with older tech.
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Which out of these motherboards is the best ?

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Ivy Bridge
(21 items)
 
Ryzen
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8GB 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Logitech G240 Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 600 OHM Schiit Valhalla 
Audio
M-Audio AV40 
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