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Hi there, i need your help to help me to get a great motherboard socket 1150 with a nice OC support, an eventually SLI, CFX support, and that it, no fancy stuff like Killer network, Gold plated audio connectors with an onboard soundcard with switchables amps...

Price range : 100-200€ max.

Thoughts :

- ASUS Z97-A
- ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER
- Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI

This mobo will be in a futur project which will probably composed of

- I5 4690K
- GTX 970
- 8GB of Kingston HyperX Fury 1600MHz CL10
- SSD
- HDD
- Corsair CS750M power supply.

Thanks everybody for your time and your advices !
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I love the Z97-A for its value and also its aesthetics.

However, and this is OT, you can do a lot better than the Corsair PSU you have selected.
 

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I love the Z97-A for its value and also its aesthetics.

However, and this is OT, you can do a lot better than the Corsair PSU you have selected.
It's the PSU i currently have in my case so i won't buy another one
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Is the Z97-A have a great OC support ?
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STOP! OMG!

There really aren't motherboards that are just gaming motherboards. What I mean is there's no real feature of a motherboard that improves gaming other than features that come with most quality motherboards. They do have motherboards marketed to gamers, but that's because those motherboards have features that some gamers like, like overclock-ability and what not. If a motherboard has a bunch of features, then it's going to be good for gaming regardless of whether or not it's actually geared towards gaming. That's kind of what I'm trying to say but I'm finding myself unable to clarify.

So when you pick out a motherboard, just look for one that has features you want, not one that it specifically made for gaming. Z-97 has support for overclocking. But there are so many boards within that parameter that some will be more favorable than others.

What is your budget? You can buy a $200 motherboard capable of overclocking or you can buy a $400 motherboard capable of overclocking. And everything in between.
 

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STOP! OMG!

There really aren't motherboards that are just gaming motherboards. What I mean is there's no real feature of a motherboard that improves gaming other than features that come with most quality motherboards. They do have motherboards marketed to gamers, but that's because those motherboards have features that some gamers like, like overclock-ability and what not. If a motherboard has a bunch of features, then it's going to be good for gaming regardless of whether or not it's actually geared towards gaming. That's kind of what I'm trying to say but I'm finding myself unable to clarify.

So when you pick out a motherboard, just look for one that has features you want, not one that it specifically made for gaming. Z-97 has support for overclocking. But there are so many boards within that parameter that some will be more favorable than others.

What is your budget? You can buy a $200 motherboard capable of overclocking or you can buy a $400 motherboard capable of overclocking. And everything in between.
Did you read the OP ? I clearly said that i don't want a motherboard with fancy stuff like switchables AMPs, or integrated high-end soundcard, Killer network card, etc...

The motherboard should have :

- Great OC capability
- A fair amount of USB ( 5 - 7 ports...)

And that's it !

Eventually the motherboard could have :

- 2 Way SLi or CFX. (16x, 16x)
- A debug LED to easy diagnostics of any issues (if any.)

About my price range : i said 100'ish € is fine.

That's it buddy
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Did you read the OP ? I clearly said that i don't want a motherboard with fancy stuff like switchables AMPs, or integrated high-end soundcard? Killer network card, etc...

The motherboard should have :

- Great OC capability
- A fair amount of USB ( 5 - 7 ports...)

And that's it !

Eventually the motherboard could have :

- 2 Way SLi or CFX.
- A debug LED to easy diagnostics of any issues (if any.)

About my price range : i said 100'ish € is fine.

That's it buddy
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Why are you being hostile?
 

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Each "Z97" should have decent enough support for overclocking, thats what the Z is for, for overclocking support as well as different PCIE lane support. Now if you want to look for motherboards with better overclocking you can look into the Asus's ROG series, MSI's Power series, ASRock's OC Formula.. not too sure on Gigabyte or other brands. But just read up on a particular brand/model for your liking and see how it performs.
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Originally Posted by OxygeenHD View Post

Did you read the OP ? I clearly said that i don't want a motherboard with fancy stuff like switchables AMPs, or integrated high-end soundcard? Killer network card, etc...

The motherboard should have :

- Great OC capability
- A fair amount of USB ( 5 - 7 ports...)

And that's it !

Eventually the motherboard could have :

- 2 Way SLi or CFX.
- A debug LED to easy diagnostics of any issues (if any.)

About my price range : i said 100'ish € is fine.

That's it buddy
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Just read this now, sounds like you want us to do the research and you dont want to do it yourself lol, its not hard to find those.
 

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Each "Z97" should have decent enough support for overclocking, thats what the Z is for, for overclocking support as well as different PCIE lane support. Now if you want to look for motherboards with better overclocking you can look into the Asus's ROG series, MSI's Power series, ASRock's OC Formula.. not too sure on Gigabyte or other brands. But just read up on a particular brand/model for your liking and see how it performs.
Just read this now, sounds like you want us to do the research and you dont want to do it yourself lol, its not hard to find those.
I don't want us to research for me as i put some suggestion of boards who could interest me at the OP
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Why are you being hostile?
Wow, if a single question and a " ! " makes me hostile, looks like you don't need so much words to be offensed bro.
 

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Originally Posted by OxygeenHD View Post

Did you read the OP ? I clearly said that i don't want a motherboard with fancy stuff like switchables AMPs, or integrated high-end soundcard? Killer network card, etc...

The motherboard should have :

- Great OC capability
- A fair amount of USB ( 5 - 7 ports...)

And that's it !

Eventually the motherboard could have :

- 2 Way SLi or CFX.
- A debug LED to easy diagnostics of any issues (if any.)

About my price range : i said 100'ish € is fine.

That's it buddy
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Originally Posted by OxygeenHD View Post

I don't want us to research for me as i put some suggestion of boards who could interest me at the OP
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Between all those choices I would personally go for the Ranger VII, you'll have tons of option and overclock support as well as it meets your needs.
 

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Yes the Ranger is good for the price
General rule is higher cost = better oc/features
Also, you will find that the motherboards that oc best are ones with at least 8 phase power design/voltage regulator, and hence they become more expensive
Correct me if im wrong on that:rolleyes:
 
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