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Hello,

My current system is in a sig.

I want to start building a new PC (I'll stick with this GPU for a couple of months until I save more money), so I decided to buy i5 3570k. I'll get 8GB of DDR, but I can't decide on the motherboard. I am on a REALLY tight budget, so I have a few choices:


-ASRock Z77 Pro4 full ATX OR ASRock Z77 Pro4 M OR Gigabyte Z77-DS3H s1155. I am not planning to use two GPU's, I just want good overclocker (I would try getting 3570k to 4.5+).
-Would Fortron Saga 500 W, Active PFC, 80PLUS be enough for this machine (bear in mind that I would get a new GPU in a few months). And how about Chieftec GPS-600A8?


Thanks in advance.
Edited by pike8 - 7/18/13 at 3:30pm
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According to a user on Newegg, the overclock ability for the Gigabyte is bad.

"Definitely is a great board for the price. Has been a very solid and reliable board for myself and all those i know who has one, but the downside is that it can't get high overclocks. On an i5-3570k I can get a 4.2ghz overclock, but 4.3 is unstable and 4.4 is BSOD. Not too big of an issue, but may be a deal breaker for some. "

I don't know if maybe this was just because he had a bad cpu/mobo..whatever, but thought I'd just let you know. I'll check out the other mobo's as well for ya.

I've never heard of Fortune Saga Power Supply's in my entire life of PC building. I would recommend you go to a brand that is well known. You can get a Seasonic, Thermaltake, or Antec for the price range your at.
Edited by R3apR369 - 7/18/13 at 4:01pm
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According to a user on Newegg, the overclock ability for the Gigabyte is bad.

"Definitely is a great board for the price. Has been a very solid and reliable board for myself and all those i know who has one, but the downside is that it can't get high overclocks. On an i5-3570k I can get a 4.2ghz overclock, but 4.3 is unstable and 4.4 is BSOD. Not too big of an issue, but may be a deal breaker for some. "

I don't know if maybe this was just because he had a bad cpu/mobo..whatever, but thought I'd just let you know. I'll check out the other mobo's as well for ya.

I've never heard of Fortune Saga Power Supply's in my entire life of PC building. I would recommend you go to a brand that is well known. You can get a Seasonic, Thermaltake, or Antec for the price range your at.

Thanks a lot for your input. My thought was that Gigabyte is below the ASRock.




And about the PSU, erm... I wrote Fortron, not Fortune. Fortron is certainly well-known, but I was wondering if it would be enough for this setup.
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Personally, I never go below 750W for PSU's. I'm sure you'll be fine with a 500W though, especially if you only plan on sticking with 1 GPU.

Is your budget for a Motherboard only around the $100-$120 range?
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Personally, I never go below 750W for PSU's. I'm sure you'll be fine with a 500W though, especially if you only plan on sticking with 1 GPU.

Is your budget for a Motherboard only around the $100-$120 range?

Yes, around 150$ max, but the market in my country is different and gives you less options. Buying online is not an option. Could you tell me is there any performance/OC difference between the two ASRocks; I understand that PRO 4 M is a micro motherboard and that it has only one pci-e, but, as I said, it's insignificant to me because I don't plan to go dual GPU.
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Personally, I never go below 750W for PSU's. I'm sure you'll be fine with a 500W though, especially if you only plan on sticking with 1 GPU.

Is your budget for a Motherboard only around the $100-$120 range?

Yes, around 150$ max, but the market in my country is different and gives you less options. Buying online is not an option. Could you tell me is there any performance/OC difference between the two ASRocks; I understand that PRO 4 M is a micro motherboard and that it has only one pci-e, but, as I said, it's insignificant to me because I don't plan to go dual GPU.
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Personally, I never go below 750W for PSU's. I'm sure you'll be fine with a 500W though, especially if you only plan on sticking with 1 GPU.

Is your budget for a Motherboard only around the $100-$120 range?

Yes, around 150$ max, but the market in my country is different and gives you less options. Buying online is not an option. Could you tell me is there any performance/OC difference between the two ASRocks; I understand that PRO 4 M is a micro motherboard and that it has only one pci-e, but, as I said, it's insignificant to me because I don't plan to go dual GPU.
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Lol. Think ya pulled an accidental triple post there. rolleyes.gif I'll check out what I can online. Give me a couple minutes.

Apparently the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ($135) has a top power connector (power phase) of 8+4 pin (which means better stability of system and OC ability), compared to the 4+2 that the Asrock Z77 Pro has. People are saying that you'll be fine overclocking on the Z77 Pro though. The extreme just gives 'better' stability if you plan on going crazy with the mobo and cpu.

So to sum it all up: if you want extra security and stability throughout your mobo, dish out an extra $30 and get the Z77 Extreme. If your fine and feel confident that you won't have any issues OC'ing to 4.5Ghz without causing future mobo/cpu issues, get the Z77 Pro.

What are you using to cool your CPU?
Edited by R3apR369 - 7/18/13 at 5:34pm
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