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dam I'd love a asus republic of gamers board though :-(
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sounds like it might be time for a new sound card then. none of the z77 ROG boards have pci slots. some of the other asus boards are very nice though. as nice as the ROG boards are, you probably wont use most of the features. what most people typically use are still on most of their other boards.
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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

sounds like it might be time for a new sound card then. none of the z77 ROG boards have pci slots. some of the other asus boards are very nice though. as nice as the ROG boards are, you probably wont use most of the features. what most people typically use are still on most of their other boards.

There are no better sound cards than Essense ST. Essense STX is a bit worse. It's a waste to lose that card.

I agree on Z77 ROG part though. Most people on OCN buy it for looks... They don't overclock any better for air/water than any equally capable motherboards form the same Asus.
Edited by DeXel - 12/3/12 at 6:42pm
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I like my soundcard too much.. as much as i'd love to upgrade to i7 3770k platform..but if the soundcard isn't going in it, im not leaving it behind! 1366 must stay.. I know to be fair i love the way ASUS make
their republic of gamers boards and i'd always want to own one over anything else first, but it seems like they ditched PCI even though they made the dam soundcard..hard times.. would of been great..
even got the i7 for really good price ..ARGH
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also can a non Z77 board work with the i7 3770k??
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also can a non Z77 board work with the i7 3770k??

you can use something like a z68 or p67 if it is a gen 3 board with the latest BIOS out of the box.. you would have to confirm the BIOS supports ivy bridge as if its an older BIOS you will have to update before you can use the ivy cpu and unfortunately you need a sandy bridge cpu to do that.
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post #17 of 17
i would say one of the cheapest and the best option would be
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 $109.99 Shipped
or another great option is Biostar TZ77XE3 $125.91 Shipped
or the best under $150
would be
AsRockZ77 PROFESSIONAL-M $144.99 Shipped just one flaw in this board is that its a m-ATX so SLi and CF will be a little conjugated rolleyes.gif

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