I'm going to build a new system with an I5 3570k, but I'm not sure which motherboard to chose.
I'm planning on (mild) OCing, and i figured out It's best to have a power phase design > 10+2, but I've found it very difficult to figure out a mobo's power phase design. Either I'm blind&stupid or most specs don't say a thing about it. So I'm looking for a Z77 with a powerphase design that works for OCing, but I don't need much other features, no sli or crossfire or anything, and I'm not very picky on the basic features. Preferably a low buget board.... any suggestions?
And also, is there a difference between a power phase design and a digital power phase design? or is it all the same?
p.s. I also posted this on the general motherboard forum, because I wasn't sure where this question belonged better...
As far as u need Asus P8Z77-V should be perfect.It has 8+4 digital power design.
U might give a look to Asus P8Z77-V Pro.It has 12+4 digital power design.But for ur uses and OCing Asus P8Z77-V should be fine.
If u are a technology freak then u are okay with Z77 otherwise u can grab a P8Z68-V Pro/GEN 3 which is compatible with Ivy Bridge and PCIe 3.0 GPUs after a bios update.This will help u cut ur costs down by a bit.
I suggest Asus cuz they has been a pillar in mobo industry for years now.I niether sell them nor work with Asus.Don't think me to be a Salesman.
Gigabyte can be a second option when xtremely tight on cash,but Asus will pair up better with i5-3570K.