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What would you say the best LGA 1155 MOBO is right now for between $300-400? "Without on board video." *For Gaming*

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I have an i5 3570k chip I'm going to throw in the board. I have a dedicated VGA as well so on board video isn't needed. That would mean no Z boards correct? I also want one that has a wireless connector on board. I'm looking to overclock and to game on the computer. Thanks! biggrin.gif

I know the boards are out dated but I have the chip and VGA already. Thanks a ton!
Edited by XXzealotxXX - 3/23/14 at 11:56am
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They all have output I/O since the integrated GPU is in the CPU itself. You can pick up any board and add a wireless card. Just get a P8Z77-V Pro it fits all your requirements and fairly cheap right now.

You don't need $300-400 motherboard for your needs.
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Very few boards have on-board video, a Z board will simply enable you to use the on-board video on the CPU.

Do you really need an expensive board? I doubt you will need all the features. If you do then the best Z77 board IMO is the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 but it may be hard to find nowadays.

I would just get a GA-Z77X-UD3H or similar board though, no need to spend that much.
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Not looking for to use the chips graphics but thanks. I'm not looking to spend the 300-400 dollars I'm going to get an OEM part so it's going to be far less expensive. That's why I'm wondering about the cards within that range.
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I'm going to get a better board for less so that's why I'm asking about the more expensive boards. The Asus Pro was an option already though. I was also thinking the Maximus IV GENE GEN 3? Also wouldn't there be no point in getting a Z board when it just adds extra components and settings and its something I'm not going to use?
Edited by XXzealotxXX - 3/23/14 at 12:07pm
post #6 of 13
You don't need to buy an expensive board period. It doesn't matter if you get a great discount on them. Get a discount on cheaper board, and buy them even cheaper.

You will need a Z or a P board to overclock that 3570K. And you better get a Z77 board for Ivy.
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See I've gotten mixed responses. Someone else said there was no need for the Z77. (Z) Alright though but won't more expensive boards be of higher quality and be more efficient and last longer ect? So you're saying the ASUS Pro board is pretty much the best and there is no point in spending more?
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I also bought an ASROCK Z77 Extreme board and it was the biggest piece of junk I could have possibly bought. It cost between 120-130. It was supposed to be great had gold plating and stuff but it turned out to be junk and was never compatible with anything.
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There is a point after which the quality is just good enough that you won't need more. Boards that are more expensive than lets say that P8Z77-V Pro don't really offer much more, but cost a lot more. On Asus Z77 side in particular more expensive boards don't add much. Gigabyte UP boards use a bit better components, but it's all overkill.

You don't need Z77, but it's recommended over Z68/P67. Besides I'm not sure what kind of deals you can get on those, and Z77 is more widely available atm.
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Ahhhh I see, I see. Hmmm so you would pretty much say that Asus board is all that is necessary and is pretty much the best quality and brand for the price and what is needed? biggrin.gif I also was wondering about the Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Would it be able to operate at full speed on these boards and chips? >_< Stupid questions I know.
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