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August 28, 2013 10:33:40 AM

Hello people, currently in the stage of deciding what parts to buy for building my own pc.
im going with a
cooler master storm scout
8 gb of kingston ram
128 ssd
wd 1tb black hdd
asus gtx 770
i5 3570k
corsair 850w psu
lg dvd drive

anyhow, im was planning to go SLI with 2 GTX 770's when the price drops ( hence the 850w psu). i need a mobo that is SLI ready for 2 asus gtx 770's and has good synergy with the i5 3570k.
budget:
120£ or less ( 190 $ or less)

thanks in advance

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a c 221 V Motherboard
August 28, 2013 11:32:10 AM

I'd rethink that ...... this reviewer said it best

http://benchmarkreviews.com/252/msi-z87-mpower-max-moth...

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I don’t think there’s any compelling reason to move from an Ivy Bridge or even a Sandy Bridge based system to a Haswell system– there simply isn’t enough performance and feature differential to justify it. On the other hand, if you’re building a new rig from scratch, there’s little point in investing in end-of-life platforms, so going Haswell/Z87 makes sense.


This build is $1,373

MoBo - $352 - MSI Z87-G45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - included - Intel Core i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - Option - MSI Z87-GD65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - Option - Intel Core i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - $230 - Corsaie 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
GFX - included - Corsair HX850 $300 - $20 combo discount - $30 MIR - $20 off w/ promo code EMCXMVN49, ends 9/2

RAM - Option - (2 x 8GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $70 - (2 x 4GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler - $80 - Phanteks PH-TC14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - Option - Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - Option - Eisberg 240L Prestige http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - $90 - WD Black 1 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD - Option - Seaagte 7200.14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSHD - Option - Seagte Momentus XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $135 - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - $400 - MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX Option MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Writer - Option - Asus Blue Ray Player / DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $16 - Asus DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Options:

Upgrading to the GD65 (best moBo under $200) will add $58

Upgrading to 16GB of RAM adds $90

Downgrading to the Hyper 212 saves $50
Upgrading to the Eisberg Water Cooler adds $50

Upgrading to the Seagate HD adds $45
Downgrading from the SSD + HD to the SSHD saves $95

Upgrading to SLI adds $400

Upgrading to Blue Ray Player adds $42

Reasoning on case switch
Storm Scout 8.95 rating
http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=co...
Corsair 500R - 9.25 rating
http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=co...
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August 28, 2013 1:19:57 PM

no offense, but i only want advice on a mobo
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a c 221 V Motherboard
August 28, 2013 1:36:53 PM

ImSalvatic said:
no offense, but i only want advice on a mobo


Advice is MSI Z87 G45 or Z87 GD-65 as if your Z77 MoBo breaks 10-12 months down the road, you will not be able to replace it....which means buying a new Mobo, a new CPU and likely a new OS if ya used Windows OEM since ya will have new chipset, LAN and other items which should be enough to trigger non-activation.

If that doesn't bother you, then the Z77 version of those boards will do the job, just cross ya fingers that they last till ya next build.

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August 28, 2013 1:40:35 PM

what about the asus z87-a? seems to be a good mobo, or am i wrong?
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