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Budget 200$ (Willing to spend 20-30$ more)

I'm looking for a good motherboard to pair with a 3570k.

Needs
~~~~~
Good overclocking abilities
Decent onboard sound
SLI capable
Quality construction (Reliable board)


Preferred website would be Newegg, Thanks in advance. thumb.gif
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Asrock Extreme 6. best overclocking board for the price!
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Originally Posted by EoL RiNzleR View Post

Asrock Extreme 6. best overclocking board for the price!

Really? Sometimes I wonder if people really look for competing products...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Resme View Post

Budget 200$ (Willing to spend 20-30$ more)
I'm looking for a good motherboard to pair with a 3570k.
Needs
~~~~~
Good overclocking abilities
Decent onboard sound
SLI capable
Quality construction (Reliable board)
Preferred website would be Newegg, Thanks in advance. thumb.gif


Well you have 3 roads to go.

You can get $150 good OC board, and then get a better PCI-E x1 sound card. Like Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, or MSI Z77A-GD55 + Asus Xonar DGX or something similar (recommended route).

or

Get Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, G1 Sniper M3, or Asus Maximus V Gene. First uses amped ALC898, and the second has Creative chip, and the third is SupremeFX.

Other manufactures don't offer anything sound related at this price range.

or

Biostar HiFi Z77X.
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post #5 of 16
i'll second the Maximus gene, I have the gene -z gen3, the older z68 version and it's great. Overclocks really really well, has good onboard sound, and the ROG boards are built really well.

Only thing would be with sli, an mATX board would need some good air flow, the graphics card would sit pretty close, watercooling would probably be the best option to sli with this board,

http://www.overclock.net/t/1004219/official-asus-rog-maximus-iv-gene-z68-z68-gen3-owners-club/6420#post_18365291

or you could look at the Sabertooth smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
post #6 of 16
Ugh, don't get a Sabertooth, complete waste of money. I second the cheaper board with a dedicated sound card. Grab one of the ones DeXel listed and the Xonar. You'll be happier than spending $200 for onboard sound.
post #7 of 16
I've spent all day looking at replacement motherboards. And all of them fall into this price range. Here are the boards I've considered and researched.

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 159.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 /TB4 174.99

ASRock Z77 OC Formula 219.99

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 224.99

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 184.99

MSI Z77A-GD65 169.99

MSI Z77A-GD80 234.99

MSI Z77 MPower 199.99

I consider all those to be quality boards. They all overclock decently and for the most part easily and they all fall into your price range. All have recieved high to very high reviews. Not to mention, all of them are good looking boards. Personally I am leaning towards the MSI GD65

As to onboard sound vs. soundcard. That honestly depends on you. If you consider yourself an audiophile and have to have above average sound then look into a dedicated soundcard. If you just want some decent sound, either through headphones of speakers; the current generation onboard sound will be fine. My personal preference is a dedicated sound card (the above mentioned ASUS Xonar).
Edited by Dukman - 12/1/12 at 8:40pm
post #8 of 16
I have the MSI Z77a-G45 board. It is a great board. I would go for the MSI Z77a-GD65. Heard good things about it and looks good to.( Z77 mpower board also) I would still get the aftermarket soundcard tho ( they sound better to me)
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Ok, I've narrowed it down.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545 GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H (Combo with a 3570k it's 25$ off) ****

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or 6 coupled with a Xonar DX or DGX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830 ASUS Maximus V Gene ( Would like further comments about this board Sort-of worried because its a M-ATX.) ****

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821 Sabertooth z77 ( Seems like you are paying for the warranty only )


Would a ASUS Xonar DGX be a better soundcard (Mainly for Anime/Movies/cs1.6 is the need for decent sound) than the onboard of the GIGABYTE and GENE? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132052


Thanks, In Advanced. thumb.gif
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Yes, it will be better.

But please get MSI Z77A-GD55 (if you can still find one), GD65, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, or D3H instead of inferior ASRock boards.
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Seems like you are paying for the warranty only

Given terrible Asus customer service, I wouldn't pay for that. Unless they improve in coming years, or have already improved.

Instead of Z77 Sabertooth, I would suggest MSI M-Power.
Edited by DeXel - 12/3/12 at 1:54pm
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