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ASUS P8Z77-V vs ?

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I'm tossing up between P8Z77-V, the P8Z77-V Pro and the Maximus V Formula.
Should I pay a bit more for the Pro or get the Formula for the looks.
OR
Is there anything else that's similar to these motherboards.

I'm really unsure, is it worth it?
I want to build a computer mainly for YouTube, Photoshop & Rendering etc..
Also HD Gaming.
Edited by Myerhhz - 4/2/13 at 2:43am
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With these boards, it's really all about what features you need. Will you be overclocking though? I mean if not, then a Z77 board would be a waste of money.

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uuuh, maybe. probably not though..
if i did. it wouldn't be common.
though I'd be using a 670 GTX with it.
what should I get then if it's a waste?
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The Z77 chipset is your only option if you wish to do one or both of the following:
1) Overclock
2) Run 2 video cards in a PCIe 3.0 x8/x8 configuration

The H77 chipset does everything but the two bits above. Key points of emphasis are:
1) The ability to create a RAID array
2) Use Intel Smart Response Technology

The B75 chipset is the simplest chipset of the three, and lacks the four bits above. Other points of difference are:
1) Only 12 native USB ports (4x are 3.0), which is two less USB 2.0 ports than H77/Z77
2) Only one SATA-III (6Gb/s) port + 5 SATA-II (3Gb/s) ports, vs 2 SATA-III and 4 SATA-II on H77/Z77.

If you're not ever going to O/C, only going to ever run 1 video card at a time (no SLI/CrossFireX), won't have your hard drive(s) in a RAID configuration, and only need a single SATA-III port (for a SSD, perhaps) then the B75 may be right for you.

A good cost-effective model would be Gigabyte's GA-B75M-D3H. Despite having fewer features than H77/Z77 motherboards, current CPUs (e.g. i5-3470) and video cards (e.g. GTX 670) will run just as quickly on it as those more expensive models.

Here's a chart outlining the major differences between chipsets. Note that Q75/Q77 are mostly for large corporate accounts, and hardly any such motherboards are in the retail market.

900x900px-LL-ea02bfe8_chipset-chart.png
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That's hard for me to see, so here's a full-size version:

 

http://diit.cz/sites/default/files/images/4/intel_7_series_chipset_sku_comparison_-_desktop.png

 

Click it once after you open it.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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