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Good motherboard for the i5 3570k around 130$ gaming

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August 12, 2013 10:15:38 PM

plan on overclocking the i5 3570k

something not from ASrock
August 12, 2013 10:19:14 PM

Looking at that price range, I would suggest a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, its got the Z77 chipset for overclocking and fairly premium components, looks good too with the black PCB...
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August 12, 2013 10:38:41 PM

i got myself the MSI Z77a-G45 for 100$ with a 20$ Mail-in (so 120$ at buy time)

Dark Brown PCB (like all MSI line) Oc really well (wasn't expecting 105 baseclock and 4.83ghz for a cheap board like that but it run for 1 year now withtout any bugs) Blue accentued cooler that looks awesome, SLI, Crossfire and RAID like most 150-160$ board (not like the g43 or g41 that aren't SLI compatible but cheaper)

well that's it !! for a 100$ board, i can't find a better value !!

PS: Gigabyte make fantastic board too, i'm still running a P45 Gigabyte board with a Core 2 quad Q6600 OC to 4.05ghz (450*9) with 1200Mhz ram, running flawlessly from 2007-2008 to now !! That's the best motherboard i had as i pass two ASUS Rampage Formula on the same Q6600 (both failed on me killing the gpu both time and they send me a new one but not pay for the GPU so i simply resell the 3rd board as i don't want to toast another GPU in there...)

I also had a P4P800E-DLX that failed on me with a P4 3.4Ghz SL8K4 OC to 4.35Ghz with ddr400 OC to 512mhz...
I'm not trusting ASUS anymore, i expect my soundcard to broke someday (sad but i really think that, too much badluck with them...)
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August 12, 2013 10:40:45 PM

The ASRock extreme 4 is the best selling and generally best rated Z77 out there, highly favored by gamers and high end users alike
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August 12, 2013 10:42:46 PM

i also build a "cheap" lan party rig for a friend with the Z77a-G43 (no SLI and no OC headroom as Vcore is limited by the bios but only 80$) but his I5-3570k still manage 4.6GHZ paired with a 660ti, fantastic and cheap rig
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August 12, 2013 10:43:48 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The ASRock extreme 4 is the best selling and generally best rated Z77 out there, highly favored by gamers and high end users alike


Maybe he's not looking for Asrock, like he wrote: something not from Asrock... Maybe bad experience like mine with ASUS...
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August 12, 2013 10:54:08 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

*This should hopefully link to the 1155 motherboard between $100 and $200 (if not, you can get there manually).

My top choice might be this Gigabyte board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard site:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

*It's also one of the three chosen here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...
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