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All I need is a new MOBO for my spec

post #1 of 5
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Hello Everyone,

I am honestly dumbfounded in which mobo to get, there are so many, I like lot of the ASrock ones but there are so many.

I am just looking for the best performance for motherboard, my budget is $300 MAX for the motherboard, and I need it to support both Crossfire and SLI (future proofing it for my GPU switch to nVidia later).

EDIT: Sorry I should mention that all the parts listed below, I already have. I just need a mobo suggestion.

CPU: i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
CPU Cooling: CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

GPU: 2X - ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

and I have like 3 7200 RPM hard drives.

1 TB Drive - 7200 RPM
1 640 GB Drive - 7200 RPM
1 500GB Drive - 7200 RPM

Thanks for any help!
Edited by Abvex - 3/15/13 at 8:12am
post #2 of 5
Ive got an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard and im very happy with it. The board supports "Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU/3-Way CrossFireX". Its 174.99 at Newegg.

Heres the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820
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post #3 of 5
would you allow me to do some modification to your build.. giving you the best bang for your buck.

1- Your cpu choice is awesome..
2- You don't need 300$ mother board to get solid overclocks and XFire-Sli performance. get the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H 140
3-PSU: although you don't need 750W to run your build i would recommend getting this instead of your psu as the Seasonic Semi Modular is for same price.
4- Remember those 150$ we saved off the Mother board? Get an SSD.. samsung 840 are the one to get being the best p/p
5- If you are going to play with eyefinity.. get your cards. if single card? You should get Sapphire Vapor-X HD7970 GHZ edition. if you plan to eyefinity later.. get another one.
6- Ram: If you are only Gaming.. No need for 16GB ram.. if you are streaming or encoding the 16GB is fine.

Have fun man
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post #4 of 5
in terms of liking asrock here are some options from them

ASRock Z77 WS = $229.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 = $174.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 = $134.99
post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the replies!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecks9T View Post

in terms of liking asrock here are some options from them

ASRock Z77 WS = $229.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 = $174.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 = $134.99

I am leaning towards the ASRock Z77 Extreme6, is there any real benefits to ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4? it is a bit more expensive so I like to know why.

Thanks- Abvex

EDIT: NVM Goolged it, yeah sticking to ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Edited by Abvex - 3/15/13 at 11:27am
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