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Hey all.

Im looking to get a new motherboard with the money I have from 2, yes 2, RMAs.

My main thing, I want it to overclock WELL.
Dont care what chipset, prefer z77, but not bound to it.

Socket: 1155
CPU: i5 3570k
PCIE 3.0: NECESSARY. (prefer 2, 1 will suffice.)


Any suggestions are considered, trying to stay under 200, but if it is REALLY worth it, Ill spend the money.
But ya gotta sell it to me. tongue.gif


Thanks much,
AM
post #2 of 4
Asrock extreme 4 gen 4 z77 board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

It is cheap, it works well, and it can has the overclocking potential of mobos that cost a whole lot more.

Every now and again, this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660 motherboard has a sale where newegg will offer 8GB of free memory with it. While the motherboard does overclock better than the asrock board, you probably won't notice the difference which is why I am saying the asrock board is better considering the price. However, if newegg offers 40 dollars worth of free memory, I say take the bundle sale.
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MSI Z77A-GD55, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H/UD3H, Biostar Z77 HiFi for cheap stuff.

Asus P8Z77-V, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, UD4H, UP4, MSI M-Power if you want to spend all of the money.
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I just got UD5H and I can recommend it. The UD3H is a bit cheaper and is also a good board. From what I've read on these forums, the Gigabyte boards are better than the Asrock Z77 ones. I wouldn't ever buy MSI though.
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