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Thinking of upgrading to the 4770k with the Intel summer sale...good mobo for ~$150??

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I know it'll be hardly a difference between my 3770k, but I have a friend who would buy it some my upgrade will basically be free. I'm wondering if you guys could recommend a good mobo for around $150?
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128594

great board especially for that price
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128594

great board especially for that price

Damn, I had sworn never, ever, to buy another Gigabutt motherboard after spending 3 years with a GA-P35-DS4 motherboard. Gigabutt sold that failboard as "the ultimate overclocker dream machine" and its BIOS had so much fail in it that it didn't even list the voltages with numerical values. It just had an option to add +0.05, +0.25, +0.50,+0.75, +1.00V.

So much fail, the guy who built that fail BIOS and sold that failboard as "the ultimate overclocker dream machine" is very lucky I didn't get to lay my hands on him.

You can still see that stupid description at Gigabutt's official webpage:

Quote:
GIGABYTE's GA-P35-DS4 REV.2.1 motherboard provides the ultimate dream machine for serious overclockers and enthusiasts. Making sure gamers have plenty of future CPU headroom, the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 REV.2.1 supports Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors as well as the all-new Intel 45nm CPUs. In addition to providing record setting support for 1600MHz (O.C.) Front Side Bus and up to 1200 MHz (O.C.) of DDR2 memory, the GA-P35-DS4 REV.2.1 is further equipped to support ATI CrossFireX™ with dual PCI Express x16 interfaces.


http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2745#ov

That said, the above motherboard seems to be a steal for $150 and a fairly good choice, provided of course that Gigabutt hasn't managed to f*** up its BIOS somehow.
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I briefly owned one of the z87 OC from gigabyte, it was truly a wonderful board to work with, i gifted it to a friend though when i got a great deal on a maximus vi hero.
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