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Need someone to look over my build (maybe help with mainboard)

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April 2, 2014 12:35:13 PM

Hey there,

This is just your standard higher mid-range build. I know, that many people use the same, or similar combinations of parts, but maybe someone could still look over it really quick, just to be sure.

http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/3jIBS

I'll use this PC mostly for gaming and want to do some basic overclocking in the future (I know, I'll have to get a different cpu-cooler. I'm thinking about a Thermalright hr-02 macho, but that's not really my concern right now.).
I did my research and chose the parts I thought would work best, but I'm still a bit unsure about the mainboard. I really like the gigabyte Z87X D3H because of the dual bios feature, so I chose it for now.
But some boards I could get for around the same price would be:
Asus Z87-A (C2) (~110 €)
MSI Z87-G45 (~116 €)
ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 (~109 €).
Are any of these way better than the Gigabyte board I used in this build, or am I safe by sticking to it? I heard, that the Extreme 4, for example, only had these weird hybrid power phases, that weren't as optimal for overclocking as digital ones.
I would appreciate any suggestions to make this build better, Thank you! :) 
(But please keep in mind, that I'll be ordering the parts over at mindfactory in germany, so the prices might be different from the US/UK. Also, I apologize for any grammar or spelling mistakes!)

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a b V Motherboard
April 2, 2014 12:41:24 PM

Build looks good, don't know much about mobos but I've heard that ASUS have some of the best in the business.
Other than that, the 770 is a great card for 1080p gaming, the 4670k is the top of the line for only gaming, and you have a quality power supply.

Looks great to me!
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April 2, 2014 12:42:48 PM

AgentTran said:
Build looks good, don't know much about mobos but I've heard that ASUS have some of the best in the business.
Other than that, the 770 is a great card for 1080p gaming, the 4670k is the top of the line for only gaming, and you have a quality power supply.

Looks great to me!

Thank you! :) 

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a b V Motherboard
April 2, 2014 12:49:55 PM

You could teach English over here...

At any rate, any name brand board in a given price bracket will perform similarly. In fact, from a framerate perspective in games the really expensive mobos don't give you a significant improvement (this article is older but no reason to believe it's not still relevant):
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6697/asrock-fatal1ty-x79-...

If you like the dual bios, it's in your price range, and has the connectivity you need then it's a good buy.

I went out on a limb and tried ASRock and don't regret it. It got my 3570K to 4.4GHz stable, on cheap air, without even trying to tweak. Love 'em.

Happy building!
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April 2, 2014 12:52:49 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
You could teach English over here...

At any rate, any name brand board in a given price bracket will perform similarly. In fact, from a framerate perspective in games the really expensive mobos don't give you a significant improvement (this article is older but no reason to believe it's not still relevant):
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6697/asrock-fatal1ty-x79-...

If you like the dual bios, it's in your price range, and has the connectivity you need then it's a good buy.

I went out on a limb and tried ASRock and don't regret it. It got my 3570K to 4.4GHz stable, on cheap air, without even trying to tweak. Love 'em.

Happy building!

That's great to hear, thank you for the info! :)  I guess all of them are in the same range, so I'll be sticking to gigabyte for now.
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