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post #1 of 29
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my backstory:

around july of 2012 i decided it was time for a new pc. i had gotten out of pc gaming a few years prior and i wanted to buy something that wasnt supposed to be for gaming and just

i ended up purchasing this board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8H61M_LEUSB3/ and a intel i3 2100 and 8 gb of ram

i asked people if i would be ok with that cpu and they said yea, because i wasnt really going to be gaming on it anyway.

after this happened, out of curiosity i started playing some old games and i got hooked back onto pc gaming. i purchased a new video card recently (a msi AMD 7870) and a 1080p monitor


after this i purchased a few other games on steam and thats when my problems began. alot of games that should be able to run ok on here were giving me bad performance.

i have decided recently to upgrade my cpu but i have also considered buying a new motherboard and thats why i am here.

i wanted to know if you guys can tell me if this motherboard is worth keeping or if i should buy a new board with a new cpu

the website for my current board claims it can support ivy bridge cpu's but im not sure if this board is worth keeping.

if i do buy a new motherboard i would give this one to my father, who needs a new pc.

so what do you guys recommend?
post #2 of 29
This is OCN so I would recommend you get a Z77 board with a 3570k! Then again you OC that chip (a little at least since it's a locked chip) to give yourself an FPS boost!

Of course it would be nicer if you gave us a budget you had in mind and where you live so we can recommend things properly!
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Gigabyte Z77X-D3H + i5 3570k. thumb.gif
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my budget is from 250-400.

all i need is a cpu,board and maybe ram because i got it all.

only thing i might need is a new hard drive for the caching but i'll do that through other means or get it later on


this might sound retarded but....could i put this current ram into the z77 board just as a temporary? so i can save cash and then buy the good stuff later on

its 8 gb ram
post #5 of 29
Yes any DDR3 ram will work for the z77 or z68 or any board that requires DDR3.
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I would personally go for the GA-Z77X-UD3H over the D3H since it has more VRM Phases (true) and better mosfets.

Check out this link that shows different manufacturers true VRM and Mosfet ratings: CLICK HERE
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post #7 of 29
Do you live anywhere near a Micro Center? You can pick up a 3570K and Gigabyte Z77-UD3H for about $275 after tax. That would be killer.
post #8 of 29
UD3H - $144.99
3570k - $219.99

TOTAL = $364.98
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post #9 of 29
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the other thing i was wondering is it i can just keep this board and put in a better cpu.

i wanted a new one only because i thought it would still perform badly with a better cpu
post #10 of 29
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I would personally go for the GA-Z77X-UD3H over the D3H since it has more VRM Phases (true) and better mosfets.
Check out this link that shows different manufacturers true VRM and Mosfet ratings: CLICK HERE

Sorry but you are mixing up Z77-D3H and Z77X-D3H, which is essentially an UD3H without 2oz copper PCB and some other goodies.
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