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A good Z87 MOBO for an i7 4770k?

I want the best z87 mobo i can get for this processor i will be doing tons of gaming on this and i do want to do some overclocking in the 4.2 ghz to the 4.5 ghz range maybe more later if i can.

I have been looking at the Asus z87 sabertooth, and the asus z87 deluxe. If these are good choices let me know and if there are any better options i would also love to know. Also for the looks of my build i would like to avoid red as a color i would like blue but black is fine as well.

This is what the rest of my build will be http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Z6uv
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  1. Best answer
    If your sole purpose is to game, the best bang of buck is the i5-4670k

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $219.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:01 EST-0500)

    also why are you purchasing the Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB for 232 DOLLARS!!!??
    Grab this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $81.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:05 EST-0500)

    This has the same latency (CL 9) and sufficient 8GB with 2 modules that'll put less pressure on the memory controller!
    The 2 GTX 780 's is just pointless if you wanna game at a single or even dual 1920x1080 monitors!!
    This is what you need at the most:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($705.66 @ Newegg)
    Total: $705.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:10 EST-0500)

    As far as the motherboard is concerned Grab the Sabertooth! It's flawless ;)
  2. IAMEXTREME said:
    If your sole purpose is to game, the best bang of buck is the i5-4670k

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $219.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:01 EST-0500)

    also why are you purchasing the Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB for 232 DOLLARS!!!??
    Grab this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $81.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:05 EST-0500)

    This has the same latency (CL 9) and sufficient 8GB with 2 modules that'll put less pressure on the memory controller!
    The 2 GTX 780 's is just pointless if you wanna game at a single or even dual 1920x1080 monitors!!
    This is what you need at the most:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($705.66 @ Newegg)
    Total: $705.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:10 EST-0500)

    As far as the motherboard is concerned Grab the Sabertooth! It's flawless ;)


    Well the ram is just what I wanted the price does not bother me and i love how it looks and wanted the 16gb but would 2 8gbs be better then 4 4gb sticks

    May get the gtx 780ti but when I 1st made the build the gtx 780 ti was not out yet. But out of the two would the gtx 780 sli or the 780ti be better for future proof as i don't want to upgrade this machine for some time

    Also i didn't mention it but i will do some video editing and other stuff is why i went with the i7
  3. Jacob-Harris said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    If your sole purpose is to game, the best bang of buck is the i5-4670k

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $219.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:01 EST-0500)

    also why are you purchasing the Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB for 232 DOLLARS!!!??
    Grab this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $81.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:05 EST-0500)

    This has the same latency (CL 9) and sufficient 8GB with 2 modules that'll put less pressure on the memory controller!
    The 2 GTX 780 's is just pointless if you wanna game at a single or even dual 1920x1080 monitors!!
    This is what you need at the most:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($705.66 @ Newegg)
    Total: $705.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:10 EST-0500)

    As far as the motherboard is concerned Grab the Sabertooth! It's flawless ;)


    Well the ram is just what I wanted the price does not bother me and i love how it looks and wanted the 16gb but would 2 8gbs be better then 4 4gb sticks

    May get the gtx 780ti but when I 1st made the build the gtx 780 ti was not out yet. But out of the two would the gtx 780 sli or the 780ti be better for future proof as i don't want to upgrade this machine for some time

    Also i didn't mention it but i will do some video editing and other stuff is why i went with the i7


    You are one wealthy man blowing your money like that I must say ;)
    Well and however, , if you do not plan to make any change in your rig no matter how "saving-bucks" it would be, that's a pretty solid build ;)
  4. IAMEXTREME said:
    Jacob-Harris said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    If your sole purpose is to game, the best bang of buck is the i5-4670k

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $219.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:01 EST-0500)

    also why are you purchasing the Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB for 232 DOLLARS!!!??
    Grab this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $81.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:05 EST-0500)

    This has the same latency (CL 9) and sufficient 8GB with 2 modules that'll put less pressure on the memory controller!
    The 2 GTX 780 's is just pointless if you wanna game at a single or even dual 1920x1080 monitors!!
    This is what you need at the most:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($705.66 @ Newegg)
    Total: $705.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:10 EST-0500)

    As far as the motherboard is concerned Grab the Sabertooth! It's flawless ;)


    Well the ram is just what I wanted the price does not bother me and i love how it looks and wanted the 16gb but would 2 8gbs be better then 4 4gb sticks

    May get the gtx 780ti but when I 1st made the build the gtx 780 ti was not out yet. But out of the two would the gtx 780 sli or the 780ti be better for future proof as i don't want to upgrade this machine for some time

    Also i didn't mention it but i will do some video editing and other stuff is why i went with the i7


    You are one wealthy man blowing your money like that I must say ;)
    Well and however, , if you do not plan to make any change in your rig no matter how "saving-bucks" it would be, that's a pretty solid build ;)


    I did change this around a little bit, so this is what i got now http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Z7bQ

    If you could find me a a set of blue ram sticks that are 16gb and at least DDR3 1600 i may get that in stead but i could'nt find any.
  5. Jacob-Harris said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    Jacob-Harris said:
    IAMEXTREME said:
    If your sole purpose is to game, the best bang of buck is the i5-4670k

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $219.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:01 EST-0500)

    also why are you purchasing the Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB for 232 DOLLARS!!!??
    Grab this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $81.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:05 EST-0500)

    This has the same latency (CL 9) and sufficient 8GB with 2 modules that'll put less pressure on the memory controller!
    The 2 GTX 780 's is just pointless if you wanna game at a single or even dual 1920x1080 monitors!!
    This is what you need at the most:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($705.66 @ Newegg)
    Total: $705.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:10 EST-0500)

    As far as the motherboard is concerned Grab the Sabertooth! It's flawless ;)


    Well the ram is just what I wanted the price does not bother me and i love how it looks and wanted the 16gb but would 2 8gbs be better then 4 4gb sticks

    May get the gtx 780ti but when I 1st made the build the gtx 780 ti was not out yet. But out of the two would the gtx 780 sli or the 780ti be better for future proof as i don't want to upgrade this machine for some time

    Also i didn't mention it but i will do some video editing and other stuff is why i went with the i7


    You are one wealthy man blowing your money like that I must say ;)
    Well and however, , if you do not plan to make any change in your rig no matter how "saving-bucks" it would be, that's a pretty solid build ;)


    I did change this around a little bit, so this is what i got now http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Z7bQ

    If you could find me a a set of blue ram sticks that are 16gb and at least DDR3 1600 i may get that in stead but i could'nt find any.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($288.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $288.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 02:51 EST-0500)
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