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Maximus Extreme V or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 or ASRock Z77 Extreme9

Poll Results: Which one would you choose?

 
  • 5% (5)
    ASRock Z77 Extreme9
  • 33% (29)
    Asus Maximus V Extreme
  • 51% (44)
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7
  • 4% (4)
    Other
  • 4% (4)
    2011 Socket
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post #1 of 138
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Hello everybody, I need some suggestions & if you could...explain a lil why you're picking the certain MoBo.. I have a Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z as of now with two GTX670's, 16GB's of RAM, H100, Corsair AX 850, Dual Force GT 180GB SSD's. I ended up getting a 3770K real cheap/free through a program that Intel have with stores that particpate. I was going to go X79 for christmas, but decided better & I'm just going to upgrade my video cards instead. I do a lil movie encoding, but I mostly play games maxed out on a 1440P screen. If anyone have a better Motherboard suggestion, please let me know & why. I also like to overclock (Addicted to it) One more note, I will be doing a full custom loop to this rig also. The reason I am upgrading is... I want the most out of my cards & a 2600K & Z68 won't give that to me.

I Narrowed it down to:

ASRock Z77 Extreme9: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157322

Asus Maximus V Extreme: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131858

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128569


Thank you for your help....
 
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post #2 of 138
msi mpower! the board is epic..and will whoop everything in benchmarks.
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I never had a problem with any Asus motherboard i have ever had but some have nothing but problems with theirs i say go for Asus Maximus V Extreme and if you dont feel like that the MSI Z77 M Power is also worth looking at
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post #4 of 138
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Originally Posted by snitchkilla11 View Post

msi mpower! the board is epic..and will whoop everything in benchmarks.

I just spoke on that board in another thread. If it had TRI-SLI I would & didn't have that yellow on it.

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I never had a problem with any Asus motherboard i have ever had but some have nothing but problems with theirs i say go for Asus Maximus V Extreme and if you dont feel like that the MSI Z77 M Power is also worth looking at


I've had a few on them & I've been lucky. I love their UEFI & Software. That Giga board is very nice with the components it has into it. I could live with the color too!
 
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post #5 of 138
Its been a few years since my last Gigabyte motherboard so i cant say how good they are now
The last one i had was a top of the line GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard back in 2008 had it untill 2010 when i got my first X58 board the Asus Rampage III Extreme i have been a Rampage guy ever since
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post #6 of 138
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Its been a few years since my last Gigabyte motherboard so i cant say how good they are now
The last one i had was a top of the line GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard back in 2008 had it untill 2010 when i got my first X58 board the Asus Rampage III Extreme i have been a Rampage guy ever since

How did it perform? I like Gigabyte, but their UEFI is lacking comapred to Asus & ASRock...
 
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ya asus has there crap together when it comes to bios..but you have to pay the premium..and if your going to tri sli then i would go with x79 2011..ivy has 16 lane limitation compared to x79 40 lanes..and the plx chip is not great..it adds lag...what do you need tri sli for?? sli is good enough with good cards..and tri will need to be water cooled 99% of the time..and a 3770k isnt really that much faster then the 2600k..i see it as a just throwing money away. pci 2.0 vs 3.0 is just a sales tactic..and the onboard graphics are better but you dont need that either.
Edited by snitchkilla11 - 12/15/12 at 3:51pm
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How did it perform? I like Gigabyte, but their UEFI is lacking comapred to Asus & ASRock...
It was back before i was real nerd i just got it after i won some money and i went all out on a PC i never had a problem with the board but i did not mess around with anything on it so dont know how much that helps
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Edited by shilka - 12/15/12 at 3:53pm
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ya asus has there crap together when it comes to bios..but you have to pay the premium..and if your going to tri sli then i would go with x79 2011..ivy has 16 lane limitation compared to x79 40 lanes..and the plx chip is not great..it adds lag...what do you need tri sli for?? sli is good enough with good cards..and tri will need to be water cooled 99% of the time..and a 3770k isnt really that much faster then the 2600k..i see it as a just throwing money away. pci 2.0 vs 3.0 is just a sales tactic..and the onboard graphics are better but you dont need that either.

I actually was going to go 2011, but I ended getting a 3770K as a gift from my nephew (He got it through Intel Retail Edge) I play on a 1440 screen & the cards isn't enough to max out some games. The latest games that have came out, Sleeping Dogs(HD Pack), Far Cry 3, & Hitman Absolution has really tested my 670's. I decided to get rid of them & upgrade. I am going to WC the system. I have TRI-SLI 670's now... They really don't get hot, just loud.

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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

It was back before i was real nerd i just got it after i won some money and i went all out on a PC i never had a problem with the board but i did not mess around with anything on it so dont know how much that helps

I understand, but thanks...
 
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Sory never mind
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