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Best Mobo to OC with i7 3770K @4.5Ghz.

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April 29, 2013 1:42:31 PM

Hey guys whats the best motherboard to overclock my i7 3770K to 4.5Ghz ?

My budget is £160 GBP

The boards ive been looking at.

1. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77e...

2. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77agd8...

3. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77mpow...

My PC Specs

CASE > Corsair Obsidian 650D.
CPU > i7 3770K @ 4.5Ghz.
GPU > EVGA GTX 670 FTW SLI x2.
RAM > Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600Mhz.
MOBO > ???
HDD > 2TB WD caviar black.
SSD > Samsung 256gb 840 pro
PSU > Corsair AX 850w.
CPU COOLER > Corsair H100i

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April 29, 2013 1:50:40 PM

I left out the AsRock and compared ya two MSI boards with two Asus Boards, one of which is outside ya budget range (WS) but I put in for comparison purposes only if ya ever think about 3 or 4 GFX cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

First off the Asus WS board does 4 x SLI whereas everything else does 2 X. It also has 2 E-sata ports and a 2nd LAN chipset. The GD80 and WS have firewire ports .... my guess, ya don't need any of that.

All of the boards have 4 x SATA 6GB/s except for the Mpower

I assume that you have researched the MSI's a bit so here's some o the asus
4.6 GHz ws http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_p8z77_ws/1...
4.6 GFhz Sabertooth http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18401...

Personally, I like the 5 year warranty on the Asus Sabertooth and the 4 way SLI option of the WS (but that's a budget killer). Both have premier tech support service which includes them sending you a new board befoe ya send back the old one.

In the end, I'd say its between the Asus Sabertooth and the MSI GD80. They the same price here but over your way the Sabertooth seems to be a bit more.
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April 29, 2013 1:53:29 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
I left out the AsRock and compared ya two MSI boards with two Asus Boards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-130-660^13-130-660-TS%2C13-130-642^13-130-642-TS%2C13-131-821^13-131-821-TS%2C13-131-822^13-131-822-TS&percm=13-131-821%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-131-822%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24


i would look at it but the newegg servers are down :( 
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April 29, 2013 2:12:47 PM

Sladez8 said:
JackNaylorPE said:
I left out the AsRock and compared ya two MSI boards with two Asus Boards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-130-660^13-130-660-TS%2C13-130-642^13-130-642-TS%2C13-131-821^13-131-821-TS%2C13-131-822^13-131-822-TS&percm=13-131-821%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-131-822%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24


i would look at it but the newegg servers are down :( 


It's not newegg servers, it's how the new THG cuts url postings. If ya wanna see the original comparison, hit the REPLY link which will give full text of the url.....then copy / paste the url \into ya browser.
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April 29, 2013 2:17:05 PM

MSI Z77 MPOWER is a kick ass motherboard i did a build for a cousin of mine using it.Quick and easy setup. Great features, decent layout.This Board Overclocks far better then most. I think it also offers better BIOS and features on the board then Asrock. This board has better Power Phase Design then any other board currently on the market with similar price range. I was able to overclock i7-3770K to 4.7Ghz easily without much effort.Of course my cousin is using a rasa kit so that helps keep the temps in line lol.
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