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Hello,

I've recently decided to buy a middle class gaming computer.

I've decided for a 3570k, now I've been pounding my head for the last couple of days about which motherboard to choose.

It's come down to 3 different models, at first I was sure about MSI Z77A-GD55, but then I discovered the Asus P8Z77-V PRO, which is about the same price. Suddenly Asus P8Z77-V LX appeared to me, and I figured I could save some money.

What do you guys think?

NB. I'll probably want to OC, atleast down the line, I have an ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti 2GB PhysX CUDA, I might run SLI at some point, but not really important to me unless price is reduced by alot. I do plan on running double monitors in the near future.

If you need more info just ask. I appreciate your help and expertise, I really am at a crossroads with these cards.

^_^
post #2 of 5
I wouldn't go with the -V LX model, if you want the best bang for buck board then i'd have a look at the GA-Z77X-D3H, it's an excellent board with very very good VRMs which are important for your overclocking.

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if you want to OC do not buy an MSI motherboard
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out of hose three boards definitely the asus pro
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

if you want to OC do not buy an MSI motherboard

I disagree with this comment heavily, there is nothing at all wrong with MSI boards, the Mpower is very very good. They make nice, mid range boards, nothing special, just good, reliable equipment.
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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

out of hose three boards definitely the asus pro

It's overpriced for his needs to be completely honest, I'd be happy with the P8Z77-V which I think is around £130, I'd still pick the GA-Z77X-D3H though
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