Originally Posted by svenge
All the models mentioned in this thread (with the possible exception of the ASRock Extreme 4 due to its D-PAK MOSFETs) ought to be suitable and reliable enough for your friend's purposes.
Good looking out. Ill keep that in mind but i wont limit his choices though.
Originally Posted by DeXel
G45 has terrible VRM (4 phases with D-PAKs) which will barely get you to everyday OC clocks. GD55 goes as low as $99, and so is Z77X-D3H, but that didn't happen in a while.
Other choices are Biostar TZ77XE3, XE4, HiFi.
How high do you think a G45 can overclock to 24/7 ? Im not too familiar with Biostar, do they have an automatic switch or something super easy to do on the spot? Are they better than going with like a common one like MSI/Gigabyte/asus