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i7 3770k, GTX 770 4GB what motherboard?

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August 15, 2013 5:10:52 PM

I began constructing my first PC about a month and a half ago. I had a basic budget of $800, 2 days later my ceiling got pushed up to $1k. I'm floating at about $2k right now..

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/WraithComplex/saved/25CZ

I got an Asus P8Z77-V LK when I was still operating under a budget, now I'm thinking about returning it and getting a more appropriate MB.

color isn't a deciding factor, but the theme of the machine is white and black with blue and white lighting. So I'd like to avoid red or yellow on the mb.

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August 15, 2013 5:28:44 PM

I recommend you this one : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77agd6.... I just took a look at about all of the Z77 motherboards for my own build, about a few hours ago, and I feel like it is the best choice.
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August 15, 2013 5:33:48 PM

Edit: Sorry I read over the post a few times then something clicked. Nothing seems to be wrong with the msi board, just I am not a fan of mine(albeit yours is probably worlds better). If you don't need the extra threads of the 3770k, 8 gb of ram(not bought), and would be willing to drop the hdd to barracudda

http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&s...

you could save arround 225 dollars to which you get get a gtx 780 instead of 770 for the same price as your current build.

Edit: Sorry, scatterbrain, I forgot to mention evo does not particularly like tall heatsink ram on mobos sometimes, and you might consider
getting low profile vengence instead of current or getting liquid cooler.
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August 15, 2013 5:36:25 PM

Ooh, I like that. Plenty of SATA III. Is there a blue option? I wouldn't mind paying a little more for a comparable board that is blue/black/white/silver.
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August 15, 2013 6:07:54 PM

It is a good one too. I'm not really sure if it would really make any difference on your overclock capacity. The Asus P8Z77-V PRO only has more expansion slots and things like that. Just take the one that has all that you need.
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August 15, 2013 6:19:18 PM

Check the Asus P8Z77-V or the V Pro....
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