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Looking to Upgrade MOBO, with a i7 2600k

Hey everyone.
Currently I am looking for a new motherboard to replace the old one I have which is a H61m-hvs
I recently upgraded my video card to a Nvidia GTX 760 and I have been having a blast with ultra setting and no frame rate drop, but my concern is my motherboard! Because of my h61m-hvs I am unable to OC my i7 2600k which is stock at 3.4 and max turbo freq. of 3.8 and also I do have a liquid cooling system so I am not to worried about the temp, but if anyone has an suggestions into more cooling systems then I dont mind.

My power supply is 800w
8.2 ram
Windows 7

I am looking to over clock my i7 2600k to last me one more year before upgrading. I was researching and AS Rock z77 seems promising because of its 2nd and 3rd generation capabilities for cpu usage. Also it has an optical cable port which I can finally use to plug in my trittons to recieve "7.1" surround sound.


If there is anyone who has an opinion on what motherboard I should upgrade or even a better solution then please feel free to show some love.
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  1. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is the best for it's price :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.49 @ Newegg)
    Total: $128.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 00:18 EDT-0400)

    But you can also get cheaper from Asus

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $79.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 00:19 EDT-0400)
  2. Ahmadjon said:
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is the best for it's price :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.49 @ Newegg)
    Total: $128.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 00:18 EDT-0400)

    But you can also get cheaper from Asus

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $79.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 00:19 EDT-0400)



    Sweet !! just asking though the ram that I currently have; can that be put on there?
    or would I have to buy specific mobo ram?
  3. Your current RAM would work on this motherboard just fine, Ayn DDR3 RAM will work with those motherboards :)
  4. If price is an issue this is good Z77-A Motherboard LGA1155...
  5. Anonymous said:
    If price is an issue this is good Z77-A Motherboard LGA1155...



    what if I looking to spend around 150 ?
  6. Ahmadjon said:
    Your current RAM would work on this motherboard just fine, Ayn DDR3 RAM will work with those motherboards :)



    Is there any ram that you can recommend that is long lasting? or are they all sort of universal in a sense? are there over clocked ram?
  7. The Rock's Z77 Extreme 4 is the best selling and best rated Z77 out there and a steal at $125, built a lot of these, (mines in sig)
  8. Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 just another option look on amazon over 120 reviews plus many commentarys... Plus pcpartpicker has this board at 146 dollar range while on Amazon it's over 210 dollars.hope this helps you on upgrading I know both boards have a lot to offer... gl
  9. Best answer
    bashi44 said:
    Ahmadjon said:
    Your current RAM would work on this motherboard just fine, Ayn DDR3 RAM will work with those motherboards :)



    Is there any ram that you can recommend that is long lasting? or are they all sort of universal in a sense? are there over clocked ram?


    Faster RAM won't make much sense and your old RAM should serve just fine but if you want new RAM anyway, you can look at this 2x4GB 2133 CL9 kit :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $84.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 17:01 EDT-0400)
  10. Anonymous said:
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 just another option look on amazon over 120 reviews plus many commentarys... Plus pcpartpicker has this board at 146 dollar range while on Amazon it's over 210 dollars.hope this helps you on upgrading I know both boards have a lot to offer... gl



    Thank you for your input
  11. Ahmadjon said:
    bashi44 said:
    Ahmadjon said:
    Your current RAM would work on this motherboard just fine, Ayn DDR3 RAM will work with those motherboards :)



    Is there any ram that you can recommend that is long lasting? or are they all sort of universal in a sense? are there over clocked ram?


    Faster RAM won't make much sense and your old RAM should serve just fine but if you want new RAM anyway, you can look at this 2x4GB 2133 CL9 kit :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $84.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 17:01 EDT-0400)



    Thank you for your input
  12. Tradesman1 said:
    The Rock's Z77 Extreme 4 is the best selling and best rated Z77 out there and a steal at $125, built a lot of these, (mines in sig)



    Thank you for your input
  13. You're welcome :)
  14. No worries!
  15. Tradesman1 said:
    The Rock's Z77 Extreme 4 is the best selling and best rated Z77 out there and a steal at $125, built a lot of these, (mines in sig)


    I'm late to the party. I've had my rig since 2012. Now I'm looking to upgrade my mother board and Video card.
    CPU: i7 2600k
    mobo: MSI C67
    RAM: 16 GB 1600MHz
    Vid: MSI 6770 1GB
    PSU: Corsair HX 850i (850 watts)
    *These are the essentials from my old setup (2012)

    What do you recommend I pick in terms of a solid mother board and a video card for Gaming performance and durability? I'm in no way interested in overclocking or liquid cooling.
  16. It remains the same The Rocks Z77 Extreme 4, it remains a good seller
  17. Tradesman1 said:
    It remains the same The Rocks Z77 Extreme 4, it remains a good seller


    What about the GPU? from MSI 6770 what should I jump to?
  18. Depends on your budget :)
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