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that uses Lga1155
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ASUS have great motherboards
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ASUS have great motherboards
but their mother boards arent black and silver
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but their mother boards arent black and silver

The GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 looks the same as the X79 version but has worse looking heatsinks
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The GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 looks the same as the X79 version but has worse looking heatsinks
does anyone make a waterblock for it or could i cover it with carbon fiber wrap
post #16 of 31
As a matter of course, I only recommend using ASUS or ASRock motherboards. In this case, I recommend the ASRock Z77 OC Formula.

The reason I recommend it is simple: It's designed for overclocking.

Plus the 6 SATA III and 4 SATA II connections don't hurt either.

Only issue is that it's an Extended ATX form factor, so you will want to double check to see if it will fit in the case you are wanting.

Unfortunately it's not black and silver, but then again, equipment isn't usually chosen because of its color. Provided you know what you're doing and are willing to experiment, you could always try and remove the yellow parts, paint them silver, and put them back, but I don't recommend it.
Edited by TheMadProfessor - 1/30/13 at 4:46pm
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As a matter of course, I only recommend using ASUS or ASRock motherboards. In this case, I recommend the ASRock Z77 OC Formula.

The reason I recommend it is simple: It's designed for overclocking.

Plus the 6 SATA III and 4 SATA II connections don't hurt either.

Only issue is that it's an Extended ATX form factor, so you will want to double check to see if it will fit in the case you are wanting.
I think i would rather go with the Asrock Z77 Extreme 6
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Originally Posted by TheMadProfessor View Post

As a matter of course, I only recommend using ASUS or ASRock motherboards. In this case, I recommend the ASRock Z77 OC Formula.

The reason I recommend it is simple: It's designed for overclocking.

Plus the 6 SATA III and 4 SATA II connections don't hurt either.

Only issue is that it's an Extended ATX form factor, so you will want to double check to see if it will fit in the case you are wanting.
I think i would rather go with the Asrock Z77 Extreme 6

That one's not bad. Between the two, I'd go for the OC Formula, mainly for the extra SATA ports. I'm a bit of a data collector.
post #19 of 31
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should i go with X79 because i need enough pci lanes for 2 680s and a sound card
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should i go with X79 because i need enough pci lanes for 2 680s and a sound card

No, the PCIe 3.0 x8x8 provided by Z77 is plenty for SLI/CrossFire, and the sound card will run off the PCH.

That Dominator RAM is crazy overpriced also, can you live with just basic black RAM like the Vengeance LP? Do you really feel the need for 3 SSDs for gaming?
Edited by Forceman - 1/30/13 at 5:52pm
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