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Hi,

I have a 1155 socket, Asus p6x58d Premium motherboard in my current build. Running with a i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 cpu.

I also have a ATI 6870 Grpahics card with 6GB ram.





Now unfortunately my motherboard packed in last night frown.gif, and i need a new one.

"I do a bit of gaming, and a lot of editing movies and 3D graphics designing. And i do render a lot on my machine."


My budget is up to £300 and i do want something strong and powerful. So which motherboard would you guys recommend???


Now my other question is do i go all out on the motherboard? Or would it be much better to go on something a little cheaper but really good, and then get myself 16gb or ram??? Or should i just get a motherboard on its own, as i do have 6gb already?

PS if you could paste some screenshots of any motherboards or ram you would suggest.

Kind Regards

Gurabija
Edited by Gurabija - 2/18/13 at 1:26am
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You can't have have a 2600 1155 cpu in a 1336 socket motherboard.

Are you looking for a 1336 socket motherboard or a 1155?
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Im really sorry i copied the wrong motherboard information. The motherboard is a 1155 socket also. I mean is that cpu that i have any good? i did pay for it about £250.
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Anyone?
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Im really sorry i copied the wrong motherboard information. The motherboard is a 1155 socket also. I mean is that cpu that i have any good? i did pay for it about £250.
The CPU is very good, one of the best 1155 CPUs available.
The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H has everything you could need and it's less than half of your budget. It's a great overclocking board, supports CFX/SLI and has lots of I/O ports.
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Thank you very much for your reply. How does this motherboard compare to the one that i have? Is there much difference in any way?
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GA-Z77X-UD3H
MSI Z77A-GD6
MSI Z77 Mpower

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Thank you very much for your reply. How does this motherboard compare to the one that i have? Is there much difference in any way?
Your old one is a completely different chipset and won't work with the i7 2600K. It's much older and doesn't have any of the newer features the UD3H has.
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Ohh that sounds good. I think that the motherboard you suggested looks great. What about this one: MSI Z77 Mpower. It looks good and the spec seems to be good also.

And why are some 1155 sockets like £250 and some are £180 and have pretty much the same spec??
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Ohh that sounds good. I think that the motherboard you suggested looks great. What about this one: MSI Z77 Mpower. It looks good and the spec seems to be good also.

And why are some 1155 sockets like £250 and some are £180 and have pretty much the same spec??
Generally the more expensive a motherboard is, the better the power delivery will be. So better quality MOSFETS, capacitors etc. This allows for better overclocking.. More expensive boards may also have a PLX chip which allows for more PCIe lanes.
That's why the UD3H is so good, it has similar quality power delivery components as some £200+ boards do.
The MPower is good and it looks awesome but the UD3H is better, the MPower doesn't support offset overclocking (AFAIK) which is odd for a board specifically designed for overclocking.
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