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Hello,
I need a little help to choose a really good Z77 chipset motherboard for my friend.
He want to make OC with i5 3570k up to 4,6-4,8 Ghz. And do not forget that, above all, wants to use for games.
Maximum budget $ 300 !
Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 7
what video card setup does he use?
single card? x-fire or sli?
thats the defining factor
   
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Now only single card, SLI after.
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ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $199.99 - 20% promo code EMCJHJJ72 $169.99

This mobo also has Pro and Deluxe versions if you want to spend more, to each their own. Don't know what kind of cooling they're using but at 4.8ghz I would opt for water cooling to keep the temps down.
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Biostar TZ77XE3, XE4, and Z77X HiFi.
MSI Z77A-GD55
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H or UD3H.

There is really no need to pay more for what your friend wants to do.

UD4H/UD5H/UP4/UP5, Asus P8Z77-V and V Pro, or MSI M-Power if he wants to spend more.
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