Intel’s Z77 chipset was built for Ivy Bridge CPUs, and includes support for Ivy Bridge features like PCIe 3.0 and integrated USB 3.0. Z77 also works with Sandy Bridge CPUs like the still-popular i5-2500K. All of the contenders for the Community Choice awards have robust overclocking support, CrossFireX/SLI support, and other pro features.
ASUS Maximus V Formula
“The hardware is a rock, and on the BIOS you can change even the smallest option. A must buy for reliability and performance!”
“This is one SOLID motherboard. I’m forever hooked on this thing.”
ASRock Z77-OC Formula
“Look, it’s a fantastic, and I mean rock-solid board. I’m loving it. It is very, very easy to overclock and if you’re not 100% confident there are World Professional Overclocker Nick Shih overclock profiles built into the motherboard. There are a million and one RAM configurations and just about everything you could ask for a motherboard.”
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