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What board do you guys think i should get with my i7 3770k

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My build is going to be 16gb 1666mhz ram 2x8 sticks the i7 and a 660ti
post #2 of 6
What will you do with the system, interested in overclocking or just running stock?
What are your future plans, add more gpu's or just stick with single?
Any size restraints / preferences? matx - atx - e-atx etc...
Do you prefer to stick with gigabyte or open to other brands?
any other features you want the board to include? i.e sound, wifi, BT etc... color preferences?
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im just wondering whats some top of the line 1155 boards on the market right now. id like to have the option of SLI in the future. im currently looking at the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 but have not made a choice yet.
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asus, gigabyte and msi z77's are all pretty much on an equal footing.. some use better components than others, the main differences are the color schemes and expandability.. such as sli up to quad sli with a tradeoff in other areas such as sound performance and size of the actual board itself.

I went with the maximus V formula, because It suited my needs more than the others plus I like the color scheme and small details like the release mechanism for the pci-e slots.

so long as you stick with the z77 chipset you should be right either way you go. Another big factor that influences some peoples decisions is the price difference... asus seem to charge a premium but you can get virtually the same thing performance wise with msi and keeping some $ in your pocket
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Q6600 G0 asus p5n-t deluxe Palit GT620 Corsair DHX 
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Dell E228WFP Dell Cooler Master Elite 400w 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum with Corsair Link Co... Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 64MB 1TB Lite-On iHBS312 
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benq xl2420t Corsair Vengeance K90 Performance MMO Mechanica... Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply — 1200... Caselabs MAGNUM TH10 Case 
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i ended up going with the saber biggrin.gif
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I've owned the Sabertooth for about four months now and it is an awesome board. I'm sure you'll like it thumb.gif
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