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I'm buying a 2700K soon and I need recommendations on a Z68 or Z77 board. I will be overclocking and I play a lot of games. I'd like to stay away from ASUS and under $150. Thanks in advance!
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I'd probably get the MSi z77a-g45 if Asus weren't an option.

Did you have any criteria in mind?
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Originally Posted by Mr357 View Post

I'm buying a 2700K soon and I need recommendations on a Z68 or Z77 board. I will be overclocking and I play a lot of games. I'd like to stay away from ASUS and under $150. Thanks in advance!

How far are you from West Loop? There's a MicroCenter over there (just in case you did not know) or do you prefer to buy from NewEgg?
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How far are you from West Loop? There's a MicroCenter over there (just in case you did not know) or do you prefer to buy from NewEgg?

Microcenter is where I'm going thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

I'd probably get the MSi z77a-g45 if Asus weren't an option.
Did you have any criteria in mind?

Crappy VRM. GD55 and GD65 are on sale under $150. Good boards. Asus $150 ones are also terrible choices.

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, and Biostar Z77 boards like XE4 and HiFi should be also considered.

Gigabyte is the only one with digital PWM, but all of them have 6 phases (some of these boards are using doublers) and have decent mosfets.
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Staying within your budget...If you go with MSI, I would buy the GD65 (dual bios is always good to have thumb.gif). All Gigabyte mobos have dual bios and I give thumbsupsmiley.png to the Gigabyte UD3H (would go with Gigabyte between the two but that's me whistle.gif ).
Biostar makes nice mobos too (they're underrated sadsmiley.gif )
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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P8Z68V-R&cat=MBB

wth.gif ...Refurbished!?...Noooooo weirdsmiley.gif ...but that's me whistle.gif
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Asrock Extreme 4

http://216.52.208.185/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

i might be able to get you an extreme6 for cheap if you want. fubar
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Bought a G45. Should I take it back or keep it?
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