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Hi there. I already have a z68 ASUS in my rig. So I was thinking of upgrading my mobo to a z77 as I always rebuild my rigs! What do any of you suggest or have in mind as in a good mobo for my new arrival of my i7 3770K. Budget should be around $250 to $300! I do overclock so that is a concern. Love my ASUS mobo I have now. It's been solid!

Thanks! thumb.gif
Edited by wickedout - 12/14/12 at 12:40pm
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Budget? Overclocking?
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It's personal preference but I would go with the gigabyte ud5h or the ud3h. Their z77 chipset mobo is extremely solid. If you do choose to go with an Asrock mobo they cheap out on a few things that gigabyte doesn't like VRM's and over-all quality.

Don't know why you are upgrading when you already have a 2700k though, seems like a complete waste of money but hey, it's your money not mine thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by immakulate View Post

It's personal preference but I would go with the gigabyte ud5h or the ud3h. Their z77 chipset mobo is extremely solid. If you do choose to go with an Asrock mobo they cheap out on a few things that gigabyte doesn't like VRM's and over-all quality.
Don't know why you are upgrading when you already have a 2700k though, seems like a complete waste of money but hey, it's your money not mine thumb.gif

I too support the Z77X-UD5H from Gigabyte. Only mobo manufacturer I trust (personally).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545 (a little pricey, but well worth it for OC'ing)
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Originally Posted by immakulate View Post

It's personal preference but I would go with the gigabyte ud5h or the ud3h. Their z77 chipset mobo is extremely solid. If you do choose to go with an Asrock mobo they cheap out on a few things that gigabyte doesn't like VRM's and over-all quality.
Don't know why you are upgrading when you already have a 2700k though, seems like a complete waste of money but hey, it's your money not mine thumb.gif

Waste of money I doubt that. I got the 3770K for $105! So that's not really a waste! Couldn't pass that deal up! smile.gif
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Waste of money I doubt that. I got the 3770K for $105! So that's not really a waste! Couldn't pass that deal up! smile.gif

Oh! In that case you can't go wrong tongue.gif Yeah anyways, like I said gigabyte ud5h is extremely solid. I wish I could find a 3770k for that price, where did you buy it from?
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Oh! In that case you can't go wrong tongue.gif Yeah anyways, like I said gigabyte ud5h is extremely solid. I wish I could find a 3770k for that price, where did you buy it from?

Intel retail Edge! I'm part of their team so I get smoking deals! Not a bad perk to have.
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Selling the 2700k? tongue.gif
 
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Got a UD5H, thought I can't use it yet since I'm still waiting for my 3770k. Though, from the looks of it, it looks like a really solid board.
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Selling the 2700k? tongue.gif

Not sure if I'll sell it. I do have an extra 2500K I might give up!
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