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Final Call : Best Budget Z77 LGA 1155

post #1 of 7
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After some market research and a few posts on the forums , I've been able to shortlist the following Z77 motherboards since my current board has gone bad.

1. Gigabyte GA Z77M D3H
2. Gigabyte GA Z77MX D3H
3. Gigabyte GA Z77P D3
4. Asrock Z77 Pro4

Now , need to decide , keeping in mind the following :

1.Currently will use the 2nd Gen i3 mentioned in my signature with the new board , and later upgrade to a 4th Gen.

2. Longetivity ; the motherboard should last without ANY need for warranty claim , bad capacitor replacement etc. Once I install it , dont want issues with it atleast for a year or so.

3.Current RAM is a 4GB G.Skill , wish to upgrade to Crucial Ballistix Sport 4 X 4GB .

4. PSU is Antec 450W , Graphic Card is a 610GT.

5.Cabinet is a Coolermaster Elite 430 , with support for mATX and ATX

Would greatly appreciate suggestions , including anything I've missed out on.
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post #2 of 7
Don't get the ASRock board. It has a lot of problems, and is terrible with voltages, so I hear
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Fonzie1225 View Post

Don't get the ASRock board. It has a lot of problems, and is terrible with voltages, so I hear

Reviews on ASrock are really confusing , some people vouch for it , however others are against it
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post #4 of 7
Why do u want a z77 board with an i3?

By 4th gen are you meaning Haswell because it's a different socket?
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

Why do u want a z77 board with an i3?

By 4th gen are you meaning Haswell because it's a different socket?

Ok , frankly , both the Z77 and 4th Gen idea were suggested to by members here , stating that the Z77 is the latest there is and hence!!

What would you recommend?
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post #6 of 7
4th gen cpu are lga 1150 which means you cannot use z77 mobos.

4th gen cpu are compatible to z87, h87, so on so forth.

asrock extreme 6 is best budget z77 mobo i read.

i have z77 asrock professional and never had problem. asrock step up their game unlike before
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post #7 of 7
For your usage all 4 should be fine, but like others have mentioned you can't upgrade to 4th gen with these boards.
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