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recommend me a solid, no frills socket 1155 Asus motherboard for an i5 3570K

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Hi all,

just after some recommendations on a solid no-frills motherboard for an i5-3570K. I've always had a good experience with Asus boards so will likely stick with them but figured someone here will know all the details about the differences the different chipsets and what is worth paying for.

Full size ATX desirable but not essential, will likely want to do some overclocking but maybe only to about 4GHz so nothing major required

the machine is going to be for music production so onboard graphics will likely be used

thanks for any suggestions
 
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Budget? Most Asus boards still use outdated ALC892, but you want a sound card for any sort of music production anyway.
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hi, yeah, should have said, will be using something like this: http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/audio-interfaces/komplete-audio-6/

budget... cheap as really. about £100 (150 USD, 115 euros) would be ideal

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maybe this? Asus P8Z77-V LX2 Intel Z77
i´d take atleast a z77 board.. gigabyte is also very good in this price segment !
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Well, that thing uses USB so onboard audio shouldn't matter at all.

If it must to be Asus, then look for P8Z77-V LE or LK, but I would suggest Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H or MSI Z77A-GD55 instead.
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Was looking at the Asus P8Z77-V LX2, anyone actually used one?

It doesn't have to be Asus, but the first time I tried a Gigabyte board I had no end of troubles! Quite an unjustified grudge really I guess but there you have it!

Wasn't sure what the Z77 chip set offered over say the B75, H61, P67, H67, H77, C206 or Q77, that's why I asked for recommendations.
 
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post #7 of 13
Z and P chipsets are the only one that allow overclcoking unlocked K CPUs.

B and Q are business oriented. H are for home non-OC use.

What GB board to be exact? All manufacturers have fails with certain products or an entire product line. The only issue you might have with D3H are VIA USB 3.0.

LX2 doesn't support SLI not that it matters to you. It has 4 phase CPU design, but you don't need it either... So maybe it's a good buy for you, and you can save few £.
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

Z and P chipsets are the only one that allow overclcoking unlocked K CPUs.

B and Q are business oriented. H are for home non-OC use.

That's exactly what I was after thanks!

I can't remember the exact GB board, but it was an X79 one. It didn't play well at all with my 2x 7970's (wouldn't boot windows when drivers were installed!) and had to faff on for about a month with the supplier before we got it all sorted out - think it was their PCI-E 3.0 implementation.
 
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Well most GB X79 were/still are a big failure. GB still pushes new BIOSes, but some issues are still there. Z77 is very solid. I have my for almost a year, and never had a problem. Some motherboards also don't like some GPUs for I don't know what reasons. If you want to use those 7970s on this LGA1155 maybe you want to play on the safe side, and buy non-GB board biggrin.gif, but otherwise D3H is good. GD55 is also a better choice than most mid-range Asus boards.
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I'm actually specifying the system for a friend so trying to make decent rig for him - thinking about the P8Z77-V LE as it has display port and DVI-D... the monitor I'm suggesting is 1920x1200.... don't think HDMI will output at that resolution unless its ver 1.3 or above....

If anyone has any thoughts, this is what I've got so far....

 
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Reference EVGA GTX 780 TI Samsung  Corsair Force 3 Samsung BD-ROM drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Full Copper block Phobia 150mm silver nickel reservior EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Nickel Original CSQ Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator Alphacool 140.3 UT60 Nexxxos Radiator 12x Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans on rads 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK D5 Vario X-top EK D5 Vario X-top Win 7 Pro x64 Dell U2713H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa ECGA SUperNova G2 1300W Caselabs TH10 Razer Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer eXactMat NI Komplete Audio NAD C320 Stereo Amplifier 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 d0 Asus rampage ii gene Asus GTX 480 Corsair xms3 ddr3 2000 c9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung 2.5" notebook drive Samsung DVD-R drive Noctua 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua 120 Noctua 140 Noctua 140 Win7 x64 pro 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Mythbuntu 12.04.1 Panasonic 46" Plasma HDTV Apple Aluminium Keyboard  corsair hx650 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Fractal R1 Apple Mighty Mouse Sony STR-DH800 Amp via HDMI in 5.0 speaker conf... Mordaunt Short 905 Centre, 902 front and 904 re... 
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Xbox wireless controller dongle 
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core 2 quad q6600 Asus P5K-E XFX 9800 GT Geil DDR2 4x1GB @ 1066 MHz  
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