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I am thinking of upgrading my computer with a new cpu, motherboard and ram. I think I am gonna go with the i5 3570k since I will be overclocking. What is the best motherboard I can get below 100dollars. The cheaper the better although it has to have reasonable overclocking capabilities. I am student so my budget is tight.
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Originally Posted by Xclusiv8 View Post

I am thinking of upgrading my computer with a new cpu, motherboard and ram. I think I am gonna go with the i5 3570k since I will be overclocking. What is the best motherboard I can get below 100dollars. The cheaper the better although it has to have reasonable overclocking capabilities. I am student so my budget is tight.
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I would say ether the ASUS P8Z77-V LX or the MSI Z77A-G41. Msi has one of the best UEFI's
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post #3 of 21
GA-Z77-D3H is pretty much your only choice if you want to overclock under $100. Unless you can get one of Z77X-D3H deals for $99, or Asrock Z77 Extreme4.
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I would say ether the ASUS P8Z77-V LX or the MSI Z77A-G41. Msi has one of the best UEFI's

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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

GA-Z77-D3H is pretty much your only choice if you want to overclock under $100. Unless you can get one of Z77X-D3H deals for $99, or Asrock Z77 Extreme4.

Which one is better, the ASUS P8Z77-V LX or the Ga-Z77-D3H?
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Which one is better, the ASUS P8Z77-V LX or the Ga-Z77-D3H?

The GA-z77-D3H is better more options and better stability when overclocking
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post #6 of 21
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 or Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H are the only two I would buy. The low end Asus and MSI boards really aren't great.
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post #7 of 21
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I'll get the gigabyte ga-z77-d3h. Thank you guys. :-)
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I'll get the gigabyte ga-z77-d3h. Thank you guys. :-)

Your welcome if you need any more help with any questions im always here to help the best that i can. I think you made a great choice by the way thumb.gif
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post #9 of 21
BTW Z77-D3H is currently $124 on the Egg. It doesn't worth that much. $99 tops.

Look for one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130644
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546

Unless you can get Z77-D3H for cheaper, Z77X-D3H is a way to go. Or pay a bit more for extra features on MSI.
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post #10 of 21
If you don't need Lucid Virtu or SSD caching have you considered an older, but higher performing mobo?

Asus P67 Sabertooth for $80 - My aplogies, I missed the fact that this is a refurbished mobo.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=SABERTOOTH-P67-PB-R&utm_source=GoogleProducts&utm_medium=ShoppingSites&utm_campaign=SABERTOOTH-P67-PB-R?zmam=2003677&zmas=15&zmac=243&zmap=SABERTOOTH-P67-PB-R&zmam=2003677&zmas=15&zmac=241&zmap=SABERTOOTH-P67-PB-R&gclid=CIyopaPen7QCFcaDQgodUhcAvQ

Tom's hardware just had an unhappy experience trying overclock the z77x-d3h

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-computer-how-to-overclock-gaming,3363-6.html
Edited by Fan o' water - 12/16/12 at 12:24pm
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