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I am looking for a motherboard to suit my gaming/overclocking needs. I will be pairing it with a 3570k and a GTX 670. I am willing to spend around $250.
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I have the MSI z77 Mpower and I'm very pleased, I would buy it again if I had to. On a budget, I would probably go with the Gigabyte UD3H.
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Well I do agree with DeXel, but if you do want to spend more,

The Asus Sabertooth is a great board
So is the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Dispite what it says on websites, my friend has one and is running his ram at 1866)
Another great choice is the Asus P8Z77-V Pro

Anyway you go, happy overclocking.
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Sabertooth only makes sense in limited cases when the build is look oriented. Also if the user wants lots of sensors and full fan control.

If that's not the case, Sabertooth is basically P8Z77-V without WiFi with price premium...
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Depends on your 'overclocking needs', but if you're just looking to overclocking your CPU and aiming for mid 4Ghz~ overclocks like most people then any good brand Z77 board will do, such as Gigabyte Z77X-D3H or UD3H, Asus P8Z77-V, etc. Absolutely no need for any 'high end' boards here.
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Sabertooth only makes sense in limited cases when the build is look oriented. Also if the user wants lots of sensors and full fan control.

If that's not the case, Sabertooth is basically P8Z77-V without WiFi with price premium...
Hence the reason I said overkill, obviously something like a UD5 or the P8Z77-V is going to be about the same, but a UD3 will probably work just as good. Hell, my Extreme 4 is even good (even though everyone bashes it) and I have my 3570k sitting at 4.5GHz all day every day.
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I like the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H and Asus P8Z77-V Pro the best out of those. Which is the better board?
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I like the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H and Asus P8Z77-V Pro the best out of those. Which is the better board?
The UD5H,it has much better VRMs.
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The UD5H,it has much better VRMs.


They are about the same... Not sure which is tweaked better. From what I hear it's UD5H.

Between those it's basically onboard sound (UD5H) vs single band WiFi, and fan control (V Pro).
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