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Good mobo for long life in a gaming rig?

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June 28, 2013 2:30:19 PM

Greetings from Slovakia :) 

Hi I plan to buy a intel i7 4770(no K), Will I get a longer life expectancy if I go with a Z87 rather H87 or B85? and how high are the temps when playing games on a stock cooler? I would like to know since mostly I see overclocking benchmarks. Me personally I want the longest life out of my components :)  also are the H components the same quality then Z? I kind of doubt it... and I will most likely go with a 760 or 770 can you recommend how much W should my PSU have? :) 
June 28, 2013 2:59:45 PM

I would say yes only because the Z87's are designed for overclocking, so most of them use better components.

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June 28, 2013 3:11:34 PM

hmm.. Yes I will maybe go with a Z87 part even if I don't OC unless the H87 is as good as Z87 but I really don't think so by looking at the price, lol I heard the i7 4770, can get very hot, even if I don't overclock? Will the stock heat sink do a good job?
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June 28, 2013 3:45:23 PM

Yes, the stock cooler should be alright, otherwise why would Intel produce a heatsink that can't cool it properly?

EDIT: If you feel you need a better cooler though, I would go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

EDIT2: It should be fine to get an H87 motherboard. The only reason the Z87 boards are more expensive is because they have added features like OCing, Studio grade audio, VGA Boost, etc. but if you want those added luxuries then go ahead and buy something like the Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard from MSI.
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April 5, 2014 10:23:52 AM

Shadsy said:
hmm.. Yes I will maybe go with a Z87 part even if I don't OC unless the H87 is as good as Z87 but I really don't think so by looking at the price, lol I heard the i7 4770, can get very hot, even if I don't overclock? Will the stock heat sink do a good job?


hi,
If you are not going to oc, then you can just as well go with a xeon E3-1230v3. It shows almost the same benchmarks but is about 50$ less and has a lower power consumption.
The lower power consumption should make it easier to keep cool.

I would also be interested in whether or not the Z87 motherboards have better build quality or performance over the B85 or H87 motherboards?

For the power supply: you can get a estimate here http://www.coolermaster.outervision.com/

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