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Choosing a z77 mobo for gaming

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March 15, 2013 8:00:40 PM

Hi. So I'm building a i5 3570k desktop and I'm having trouble picking a motherboard that is expandable enough to suit my plans for upgrades.
The case is going to be a c70 corsair which is rated for a atx or matx, but should fit a eatx. Currently I'm planning on 2 ssds in raid 0. No hdds and 2 gtx 670 in sli. Either included wifi or expandable with a pcix1 wifi adapter. A optical drive. Main purpose won't be OCing but I'd like the option
This is my first computer build so I'm not partial to certain brands, but I'd like quality and good cooling. Thxs for any help.

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a c 81 V Motherboard
March 15, 2013 8:13:55 PM

This board will meet all your requirements and it's a good board :
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March 15, 2013 8:44:33 PM

Djandoringo, I have been considering that one but that not very useful pci slot has been putting me off. Does gigabyte have a built in wifi board?
I also considered the deluxe and I really like the fact that the wifi is not a pci card so it doesn't steal a slot. I'm just having trouble convincing myself that it is worth the price. And speaking of the deluxe, how does it compare to the ROG Maximus formula for the same price?
March 15, 2013 9:03:58 PM

I really don't like that asus v pro. It does have built in wifi, but its single band 2.4ghz. That gigabyte looks good, but your probably right about that earlier board and a pci card. I'm going to go check reviews and bandwidth on pci cards.
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March 15, 2013 9:06:51 PM

Any Asus ROG board would be awesome to have. However, there're huge and wouldn't fit in the c70 case you like. For extended ATX boards, be sure to check case specs. Most people run ROG boards in the big CoolerMaster Haf.
March 15, 2013 9:08:40 PM

Ya a ROG would be sweet, but looks like I can only go with the Maximus gene in that categorie