i7 3770k, GTX 770 4GB what motherboard?

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..

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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    I recommend you this one : 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.
  2. 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

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. what about the pro version of the one i got originally?

    would this work better for oc'ing?
  5. 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.
  6. Check the Asus P8Z77-V or the V Pro....
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