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Don't know what motherboard to choose

post #1 of 7
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*Posted in wronge section has to go to Intel Motherboards *

Hi Forum,

Have been peeping around for a while and finnaly decided to sign up !.
Yet here i am already with my 1st question about motherboards.

I'm building a new rig soon and don't know which MB to choose.

My specs so far =

CPU; Intel 3570k
CPU Cooler; My current Coolermaster Hyper 212+
GPU; MSI Gtx 660 Oc TF3 2Gb Ddr5
DDR3 Ram; Kingston Hyper Blu (or Genesis) 1600 mhz - 2X4 Gb
HDD; Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm 600 sata ( wanted to go WD black but the noise issue whas a turn off ).
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
PSU; My current Corsair TX 650 watts

Yet i'm still looking for a Good overclocking board with SLI possibility for near future SLI'ing -> 2 GTX 660 oc TF3's
I wanna spend max 110€/150$ on a board if cheaper is possible that'll work for me aswel.

Some other eventually relevant info'
USB 3.0 ports aren't realy that neccesary as i still use 2.0,
Unless i can connect USB 2.0 devices on a USB 3.0 port then it's all good.


My last build was in January 2010 i think so yeah my PC tech' is kinda rusty biggrin.gif


Thanks to everybody who can shine some light on me and help me out thumb.gif

Peace !
Edited by Speedy187 - 11/25/13 at 2:19pm
post #2 of 7
With haswell out and black friday around the corner, I'm sure there are plenty of deals floating around.

I would probably go with something like the Asrock extreme 4. I see them time to time for $100us new.
Reason being with 660 in sli, you only need two 8x lanes. Also it looks like if your overclocking with air, this board should be able to supply ample ability till you hit your thermal limit on the cpu.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/02/06/asrock_z77_extreme4_lga_1155_motherboard_review/6

Heres a review of the board. Its not perfect, but it's problems don't look all that bad either.
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Servos View Post

With haswell out and black friday around the corner, I'm sure there are plenty of deals floating around.

I would probably go with something like the Asrock extreme 4. I see them time to time for $100us new.
Reason being with 660 in sli, you only need two 8x lanes. Also it looks like if your overclocking with air, this board should be able to supply ample ability till you hit your thermal limit on the cpu.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/02/06/asrock_z77_extreme4_lga_1155_motherboard_review/6

Heres a review of the board. Its not perfect, but it's problems don't look all that bad either.

Hi Servos,

Now that you have mentioned It...
We don't have a black friday over here,
But the haswell Doesn't seem to be any more expensive ...so as the Z87 motherboards,
It would make way more sense to buy the newer gen parts then 2+ years old parts actually.

But in all honesty, i don't see any differece between a 4670k and a 3570k ?, neither so in a z87 vs z77 Mobo.
Looking for a Z87 mobo now tho'.
post #4 of 7
I've seen a number of new haswell builds using asus boards.
http://promos.asus.com/us/z87/comparison/

Heres a good table and you can see what you can get the boards for. Just be sure to scan the "multi gpu support" column to ensure you can still atleast have 2way sli. some of asus boards only do amd crossfire.

You may be slight differences between haswell and ivybridge. The difference is slight, aka new instruction set like avx2, better integrated graphics, integrated vrm. The bonus is that you'll have current tech and the chance that any refresh is pretty good allowing you to have a future upgrade. Lga1155 is end of product line, but otherwise still a good platform.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Servos View Post

I've seen a number of new haswell builds using asus boards.
http://promos.asus.com/us/z87/comparison/

Heres a good table and you can see what you can get the boards for. Just be sure to scan the "multi gpu support" column to ensure you can still atleast have 2way sli. some of asus boards only do amd crossfire.

You may be slight differences between haswell and ivybridge. The difference is slight, aka new instruction set like avx2, better integrated graphics, integrated vrm. The bonus is that you'll have current tech and the chance that any refresh is pretty good allowing you to have a future upgrade. Lga1155 is end of product line, but otherwise still a good platform.

I've been searching a bit about ivy bridge vs Haswell.
It seems Ivy's run more cooler and overclock better then haswells.

But Haswells's a newer generation and uses the latest Chipset mobo's so i don't know what to choose doh.gif.

It's not that i build a new pc every other year or 2. My last built as mentioned whas in January 2010 (775 socket).
So i don't know what to choose realy at the moment, There's no price difference in a 3570k and a 4670k cpu and for the mobo i have to stay in a price range of max 120 euro's.

If this could be relevant info'...I'll be gaming and doing audio/video productions on the rig.
Edited by Speedy187 - 11/27/13 at 4:46pm
post #6 of 7
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I Think i'll go with the 3570K Cpu and a z77 Mobo...
Broadwell cpu's coming out late 2014 will probably not be supported by the z87 motherboards.
And they probably will work with DDR4rams so that stuff will be expensive on realease no doubt.

Either way if i go z77 and Ivy bridge or z87 and go haswell, by neither of these 2 setups i'll be able to run a Broadwell on it.
So i'll go for cheaper and better performance wise now.

And change to more recent stuff in 2-3 years.
post #7 of 7
Either one is fine honestly, whichever you can score the better deal on. I haven't seen much difference in the two to jump up and say "that one!" Probably because the performance increase for the actual cpu hasn't really jumped much in awhile. The integrated graphics are nicer.... but once you drop in a graphics card who cares.
If they are both the same for you I would look for prices on the motherboards.
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