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May 19, 2013 7:19:28 PM

Hey,

I am planning on building a new computer, and I have a set budget on it and the one thing that I am missing is deciding on a motherboard to put it all together on. The specs that I have chosen are below, please don't make too many comments on the other parts, I may change to a 3770, but not much else, except perhaps the case. The computer it self will be for gaming, but also for some graphic design work, and I don't plan on updating it for some years to come. I have an absolute maximum of budget of around 300$ for the motherboard, but I would prefer it to be cheaper. And for anyone that says I should just get a sabertooth, it is out of my price range where I live, unless I start cutting down on other parts.

CPU: Intel i7 3770k
GPU: Nvidia GTX Titan
PSU: Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 800W
Memory: KingstonHyperX 16GB KIT 1600MHz
Storage Drive: Seagate 1TB (going to upgrade down the line)
SSD: Intel 520 series 180GB
Case: Corsair Obsidian 550D

If there is anything else you want to know then just comment.

Thank you in advance.

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May 19, 2013 7:30:57 PM

Asrock Extreme 4 Z77, good board, ever better price! One more thing, you REALLY have an overkill PSU, a 550W would already be too much but will allow OCing room.
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May 19, 2013 8:22:58 PM

Novuake said:
Asrock Extreme 4 Z77, good board, ever better price! One more thing, you REALLY have an overkill PSU, a 550W would already be too much but will allow OCing room.


I might change it down to a 600W then, its just that I wasn't totally sure of the power requirements and decided on slightly more just in case. Thanks for the tip either way. And I was looking at the Extreme 4 and Extreme 6, as two of the possible contenders.
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May 19, 2013 8:25:03 PM



I was looking at the asrock extreme 4 and extreme 6 boards as contenders, but I will definitely be putting the Maximus Gene on that list as well. The MSI boards here are ridiculously over priced compared to the US.
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May 19, 2013 8:34:48 PM

I went with the Gigabyte UD4H. Seems pretty good so far. I like it over most boards because it has 8 SATA plugs instead of the more usual 6. The Asrock Ex4 does have 8 as well.
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May 19, 2013 9:23:05 PM

I was just wondering, for the Asus ROG Maximus V Gene, would there be enough space for a PCI-E wireless adapter, such as the Asus PCE-AC66 link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , along with the GTX Titan? Cause it seems to be rather small to fit that in as well, and there might be clearance issues. I am not sure if I am going to get the wireless adapter, it is just a possible addition.
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May 19, 2013 9:50:52 PM

4745454b said:
I went with the Gigabyte UD4H. Seems pretty good so far. I like it over most boards because it has 8 SATA plugs instead of the more usual 6. The Asrock Ex4 does have 8 as well.


They don't actually have the Gigabyte UD4H where I live, plus SATA ports is not really a worry of mine, if I do start doing more graphic work, then I might just get a couple of bulk drives. So the two extra drives wont help me too much for the time being.
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May 19, 2013 11:54:57 PM

Dizzyspeed said:
I was just wondering, for the Asus ROG Maximus V Gene, would there be enough space for a PCI-E wireless adapter, such as the Asus PCE-AC66 link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , along with the GTX Titan? Cause it seems to be rather small to fit that in as well, and there might be clearance issues. I am not sure if I am going to get the wireless adapter, it is just a possible addition.


As the GTX Titan is a dual slot card, you'll be able to connect Asus PCE-AC66 flawlessly if you connect the Titan to the upper PCIe x16 slot. However Asus ROG Maximus V Gene will limit the potential to add another Titan (:) ) with Asus PCE-AC66 connected to PCIe x1 slot.

Read about the differences between ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and ASRock Z77 Extreme6 from the link below - the review may help you to make a decision.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/asr...
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May 20, 2013 12:24:20 AM

ujaansona said:
Dizzyspeed said:
I was just wondering, for the Asus ROG Maximus V Gene, would there be enough space for a PCI-E wireless adapter, such as the Asus PCE-AC66 link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , along with the GTX Titan? Cause it seems to be rather small to fit that in as well, and there might be clearance issues. I am not sure if I am going to get the wireless adapter, it is just a possible addition.


As the GTX Titan is a dual slot card, you'll be able to connect Asus PCE-AC66 flawlessly if you connect the Titan to the upper PCIe x16 slot. However Asus ROG Maximus V Gene will limit the potential to add another Titan (:) ) with Asus PCE-AC66 connected to PCIe x1 slot.

Read about the differences between ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and ASRock Z77 Extreme6 from the link below - the review may help you to make a decision.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/asr...


I highly doubt that I will ever get another Titan, by the time I get that much money saved up again, it will probably be a negligible upgrade compared to building a new computer. Is there anything you have to say against the Gene, I don't know why, but I just like the look of the Gene better, and it is currently leading the pack for me. So aside from lack of expandability is there anything it lacks compared to the Asrock motherboards?
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May 20, 2013 12:50:55 AM

Then Maximus V GENE it is. I have nothing against it & it is probably one of the best available right now.
GO get it!
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