Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Best Motherboard for i5-3570 and Gtx 670
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best Motherboard for i5-3570 and Gtx 670

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I'm building new pc and these are the specs of things I have till now:
Corsair TX650 V2
Msi GTX 670 2gb
1TB Seagate hard drive
Cooler Master Haf 912 combat black edition case.

I am stuck on the motherboard. The cpu will be i5-3570 but if you have something better to recommend around the same price range, please do so biggrin.gif
What I want from my motherboard is:

> 32gb Ram support @ 1600 mhz minimum (16gb will do but well 32gb is good for 3d animations)
> My case has a usb 3.0 front with SS written on the wire and I can't find the connection of it on my old motherboard so I'm hoping the new one has that SS connection for front USB 3.0
> SLI support - If a new directx doesnt come out in next 3 years then I might just SLI the gtx 670 instead of buying newer card. If anyone has any prediction on when next directx will be out then please post about it. As of currently I will stick to a single gtx 670 which is enough for me @ 1920x1080. If new directx is supposed to be coming in 2 years or 3 years then I can just get the gtx 660 2gb returning the gtx 670 and save money so I can buy the newer card when it does.

That's all. Looking forward to some answers biggrin.gif
Edited by KenLautner - 5/28/13 at 4:36am
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 17
Are you purchasing the non-K 3570? If so, know that you cannot overclock it and in that case you should get an H77 motherboard rather than a Z77.

Check out this H77
Edited by 0CALEFACTION0 - 5/28/13 at 5:46am
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yes I will get the non K version and won't be overclocking. Default clock is enough for me biggrin.gif

I looked at that H77 from MSI, it looks very good and very close to what I want but can I put 2 gtx 670 in it?

and do you know any info on the directx thing? I would need SLI only if new directx will not be here in the next 3 years. If it does come out then I will go with the newer directx cards instead of getting another 670 that year for SLI.
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 17
I don't think direct X 12 will be out for some time. Quick search on google shows that AMD most likely will not implement and no word for Nvidia or Microsoft. My word of advise is in the PC gaming world, only look about a year into the future. If you keep looking ahead 3+ years, you'll just be spending your time waiting because things will always change.

As for current, the MSI model above is more then what you need. if you check the offical MSI site HERE, it's got everything you need. I second this choice.
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
My goal with this pc is just 50+fps @ 1080p, doesnt matter if have to turn AA off. I'm thinking now that 670 will be a waste of money in this pc so I should just get the gtx 660 2gb version.
That motherboard really looks very very good.

It will be fine if I SLI 2 gtx 660 on it? I'll buy another after 1 year since it doesn't look like I have to worry about the next directx till 2015 or something.
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
My goal with this pc is just 50+fps @ 1080p, doesnt matter if have to turn AA off. I'm thinking now that 670 will be a waste of money in this pc so I should just get the gtx 660 2gb version.
That motherboard really looks very very good.

It will be fine if I SLI 2 gtx 660 on it? I'll buy another after 1 year since it doesn't look like I have to worry about the next directx till 2015 or something.
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 17
If you are going for 50fps+ at 1080p a GTX 660 sounds plenty enough. Don't go for the overkill until you need to thumb.gif
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
Ivy(saur)
(17 items)
 
Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok sure 660 it is, so will the above motherboard be good for SLI of 660? biggrin.gif
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 17
It's it SLI but not to well. If you checked the spec link that I posted earlier, you can see that is has 2 PCIE slots. The first slot runs at full x16 speed with PCIE 3.0. The second slot runs at x4 with PCIE 2.0. That will have some performance issues. My suggestion to you know is use the money that you were going to pay for GTX 660 in SLI and pick up a GTX 780.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'll take your advice and do that.
That mobo is like the hottest and most awesome thing I saw today other than the guy in my mirror. biggrin.gif
Thanks, I'll go with it! cheers.gif
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Sexy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 - 4770 MSI Z87 GD65 - Gaming Palit GTX 760 G.Skill 8gb DDR3 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212X and 6 case fans. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033sw  Dragon War Seasonic M12ii - 650w Cooler Master HAF 912 Combat 
MouseMouse PadAudio
steelseries Sims4 Edition steelseries Sims4 Edition + QCK++ Philips Explode - 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Best Motherboard for i5-3570 and Gtx 670