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Where money is not a issue which would you say is a really good z77 motherboard also overclocks really well. I have seen some motherboards online and the price is very good but don't know if they are good as the "expensive" ones. I don't want to name them but want to see the replies I get on which is a good motherboard. smile.gif
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Generally anything from Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, MSI Z77A-GD55, and Biostar TZ77XE3 and up in price are good boards.
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Where money is not a issue which would you say is a really good z77 motherboard also overclocks really well. I have seen some motherboards online and the price is very good but don't know if they are good as the "expensive" ones. I don't want to name them but want to see the replies I get on which is a good motherboard. smile.gif

ASUS Maximus V EXTREME
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131858

ASRock Z77 OC Formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157328

ASUS SABERTOOTH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

MSI Z77 MPOWER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660

All good boards. Also any of the gigabyte boards above ud3H are solid. On the higher end boards you're mostly paying for extra PCI-E 3.0 slots for sli/crossfire and extra sata ports.
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ASUS Maximus V EXTREME
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131858
ASRock Z77 OC Formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157328
ASUS SABERTOOTH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
MSI Z77 MPOWER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660
All good boards. Also any of the gigabyte boards above ud3H are solid. On the higher end boards you're mostly paying for extra PCI-E 3.0 slots for sli/crossfire and extra sata ports.

MSI Z77 MPOWER <<< This was one of the boards I was looking at but how does it compare with something like the ASUS Maximus V EXTREME? which is more expensive
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Extreme adds mostly unnecessary features for a general user besides PLX chip for 4-way SLI support, and different audio codec compared to MSI M-Power.
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I'd have to recommend my own board. WAAAY overpriced but the Gigabyte Z77X UP7 is THE BEST!

Other boards have like 8+4 power phases and what not, this board has a 32+3+2 capable of delivering 2000WATTS to the processsor, yes 2KW!!!!
     
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I'd have to recommend my own board. WAAAY overpriced but the Gigabyte Z77X UP7 is THE BEST!
Other boards have like 8+4 power phases and what not, this board has a 32+3+2 capable of delivering 2000WATTS to the processsor, yes 2KW!!!!
Sorry a bit of a noob but what would delivering 2K to a cpu do?
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Sorry a bit of a noob but what would delivering 2K to a cpu do?

Absolutely fry it (unless you were doing LN2 extreme overclocking and even then it'd probably fry, maybe liquid helium).
     
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Pick the expensive one either from ASUS/MSI/Gigabyte and youre good to go!
more for the rig color theme or look for me when choosing motherboard
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just built a pc for my cousin, went with the mpower. absolutely love it. i highly reccomend it.
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