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i5 3570k and SLI ready Mobo

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

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/252/msi-z87-mpower-max-motherboard-review/12/

    Quote:
    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=N82E16813130692
    CPU - included - Intel Core i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

    MoBo - Option - MSI Z87-GD65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692
    CPU - Option - Intel Core i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

    Case - $230 - Corsaie 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1390832
    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=N82E16820226382
    RAM - $70 - (2 x 4GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226223

    Cooler - $80 - Phanteks PH-TC14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
    Cooler - Option - Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Cooler - Option - Eisberg 240L Prestige http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103184

    HD - $90 - WD Black 1 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    HD - Option - Seaagte 7200.14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
    SSHD - Option - Seagte Momentus XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837
    SSD - $135 - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    GFX - $400 - MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741
    GFX Option MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741

    DVD Writer - Option - Asus Blue Ray Player / DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    DVD Writer - $16 - Asus DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135305


    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=com_content&task=view&id=311&Itemid=61&limit=1&limitstart=8
    Corsair 500R - 9.25 rating
    http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=61&limit=1&limitstart=5
  2. no offense, but i only want advice on a mobo
  3. Best answer
    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.
  4. what about the asus z87-a? seems to be a good mobo, or am i wrong?
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