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post #1 of 22
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Hi all, I have found a great offer and leaning towards getting an I7-3770K (because at the moment I can get it at a good price).

I have narrowed down my choices but hesitant on a couple of things. Firstly the price, secondly the board manufacturer.
The price is a big problem, because it's double. I already coughed out last year so need to keep this low unless there's a good enough reason to get the Z77?

Choices:
MSI Z77A-G45 GAMING
MSI B75A-G43 GAMING

Now, I know the B75 Express is a business type chipset but MSI states it supports overclocking, so whether this is their own implemented feature I do not know? I am not sure how different overclocking is on Intel chips.


Bare in mind I am coming from an AMD setup, so although I would be itching to overclock the chip I am not sure it's worth it as I am going to be feeling the speed anyway.


Bit worried about the phases too, seems like 4+2 which is quite low, but then stock the chip will be fine.

P.S yes I also chose it because of the colour theme wink.gif however the board does have the features I want. My setup is minimal, single SSD (SATA III provided) and 2x spindle disks. Single GPU.

Everything's in sig, all will be reused.


Thanking you all thumb.gif
post #2 of 22
Revamp your thinking and get the Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H instead of either of the two boards you're looking at.

Problem solved all the way around smile.gif

http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-socket-1155-vga-dvi-hdmi-8-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-z77-d3h
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post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input.

But I have to be really picky now, there's something I dislike about that board. I will do want a nice looking board. I just find blue tacky.

Although the phases are somewhat better I found out the MSI one I picked out has something that sounds decent. A creative onboard chip. My sound card is dying and apparently the quality is good (don't know how true it is).

Also the UEFI BIOS looks more sleek.


I will be moving from an AMD ASUS M5A97 PRO which is sleek and well designed, so want something on the lines of that. I paid £85 for that.

There's also these?

ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H


I think I am more drawn to the "gaming" look and aspect of the MSI frown.gif
post #4 of 22
The last 2 you chose are great contenders. But if I had to choose from your first 2, I'd personally choose the B75A-43, better looks for me, should be no problem overclocking on that thing, I doubt that there would be a big difference between that and the usual MSI Z77 boards.
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Originally Posted by mikeo01 View Post

ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
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I don't have anything negative so say about any of the boards you're considering, especially the last two. But if I were spending my money it would be the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H. It's an even better choice than the vanilla D3.

My last three boards have been Gigabyte models D3/UD4/UD5H and I was very pleased with each one of them.
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post #6 of 22
I'm absolutely in love with my Z77X-UD3H, just sayin' :3
Edited by Bearybear - 9/27/13 at 12:18pm
post #7 of 22
I use the gigabyte z77-UD5H since it has more USB 3.0 and sata III ports. It gives you an extra pci 3.0 to do tri-sli but only if you have the money for it.
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post #8 of 22
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Hmm I think I will keep those two in mind. For me it's very expensive but I do know I should be able to push the chip if I ever need to.

The only reason I was considering the ultra cheap MSI B75A-G34 is price, although B75 chipset doesn't support overclocking. Even if it does Intel is stopping boards from doing it mad.gif


Anyhow, it's just making that transaction for me, as this will be my first Intel based system. Just need that extra push to make the move and seller my current setup thumb.gif

So my consideration is the Asrock Z77 Extreme4, Gigabyte Z77X-D3H and the smaller MSI board (because it looks good!).

Next up, removing my hesitation to make the switch and fork out the cash rolleyes.gif
post #9 of 22
I hope that you go with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H..........................
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Well I've worked in a computer shop and have buyed a few ASUS and Gigabyte boards, such as P67, Z68, Z77, H67 and Z87, the GA-Z77X-D3H is an impressive board, great for overclocking, I think the VRMs are great on that as well, should be able to get the i7 3770K (IVY Bridge CPU)to 4.2 GHz maybe if you have like a golden chip but yeah these chips heat up quite a bit compared to i5 ivy/sandy or lower.
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