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March 14, 2013 7:09:43 PM

Im planning on changing my amd-based setup to a intel-based one. I've already picked my cpu, it will be a i5 3570k.

I game on this machine, mostly playing wow. I know i dont need a bomb for this game but im starting to edit some kills video and my 3-4 years old phenom is taking hours to render one :( 
I didn't overclock yet, tho, i might want to start Ocing soon :p 

There are the specs its gonna be running:
CPU: i5 3570k
MB: Unknown Still!
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660ti
Cooling: Antec Kuhler 620 (WC)
Case: Antec Nine-Hundred (Planning on going to a Corsair C70 soon...)

So for the motherboard im looking for, im pretty much decided that im going for a Z77 Chipset, except if someone has a "really" good reason to forget about that part. I saw a few reviews for various MBs, including: GB UP4-TH and UP5-TH, MSI GD45 and GD65, Asrock Extreme4-6 (I had some troubles with Asrock in the past so unless they are really good im not really planning on buying one of those)

I can pay up to 200$, but the less it cost the happier i am!

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March 14, 2013 7:17:48 PM

Are you going to overclock? If not, just use H77.
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March 14, 2013 7:20:23 PM

quas said:
Are you going to overclock? If not, just use H77.


He has 3570K so we would presume!
March 14, 2013 7:22:20 PM

I didn't overclock yet but thats something i want to do in the near future.. Overclocking that Phenom would be silly! Can i still overclock fairly on a H77 If not, beside the price is there another reason to not take Z77? Thanks!
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March 14, 2013 7:27:41 PM

H77 will not allow overclock only Z75 and Z77 along with the older Z68 and P67.
March 14, 2013 7:32:29 PM

Get the ASrock Extreme4 , it the right motherboard for your budget and your setup.
March 14, 2013 7:35:50 PM

how high would you like to over clock? the 3570K is not the best choice, the 2500K is if you can still get them, you may want to read Toms news feed on the 3570K verses the 2500K
March 14, 2013 7:57:09 PM

Im going to overclock thats for sure, at what point i dont know yet... But i dont think i will ever overclock at the point the 2500k become better tho ... Im gonna enjoy the stock speed for a while most likely :p 
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