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
wd 1tb black hdd
asus gtx 770
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.
120£ or less ( 190 $ or less)
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.
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.