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Which mobo is best for a file server?{underclocking i3 to 1.6ghz}

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February 10, 2013 8:24:07 AM

Posted this on the wrong thread so you might see this(similar) again.
Which of the following for my file server?the current mobo(biostar h61mgv is already giving me problems like not starting up properly,like on for a second then off.so i have now a list of mobo to replace that.I want z77/68 as i want to underclock them.coz doing casual virtualization on that machine too.
Asus:
P8Z77-V LX 209$ SGD
P8Z77-V LK 229$ SGD
Gigabyte:
GA-Z77-D3H 199$ SGD
Asrock:
Z77 Pro 3 Gen 3 159$ SGD
Z77 Extreme 3 199$ SGD
Z77 Extreme 4 219$ SGD
Biostar:
TZ77XE4 225$ SGD
TZ68K+ 158$ SGD

I do not want micro atx as in the future i am probably getting a RAID card.
Thanks in advance.
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February 12, 2013 10:17:53 PM

i really see no point of downgrading performance. if you dont want it to run very hot, go get yourself a intel pentium g630 or something along those lines.

go grab something like a asrock h77m. cheap board on the budget. dont think about underclocking a i3. its pointless
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February 13, 2013 5:58:34 AM

They also overheat in my room when beyond 2.2ghz most of the time(G645 i borrowed).i just need to to not give me problems.i think a Gigabyte Sniper M3 is great as my place sell same price as the Z77X-UD3H.I also do light virtualization there so i dont want the processor and mobo to fry.(237$)and i really see no point of downgrading a processor.Not all because of overheating,also to add stability and save that so meagre to even count electricity.(this server will be decomissioned soon and given to my cousin soon.he has 3570k collecting dust so yeah i get a z77).
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February 13, 2013 9:37:51 AM

overheating is 75+c. i highly doubt you can run your rig in a furnace room

there is no reason to underclock. underclocking doesnt always mean stability. it can mean the opposite
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February 13, 2013 11:38:02 AM

TheBigTroll said:
overheating is 75+c. i highly doubt you can run your rig in a furnace room

there is no reason to underclock. underclocking doesnt always mean stability. it can mean the opposite

I thought that is for undervolting?not underclock afaik.
Now i do not know to get the sniper m3 , the asus p8z77-v lk, the asrock extreme 4-m or asus p8z77-m.i am getting one of these 4,but also get a cooler then.which is best?is the hyper101 ok?i am not really using a furnace,but living on the top floor (12)really explain it.
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February 13, 2013 3:55:49 PM

undervolting can be done to keep the same performance, but lower temps and lower power consumptin. underclocking will achieve the same results, but at much lower performance

as i state again, there is no reason to underclock at all. there is also no reason to get z77 if you are not overclocking. h77 offers the same set of features as z77 minus overclocking. thats it.

unless you have a really valid reason to get a z77 board (so far you dont) or to underclock a CPU, i would stick to a undervolted i3 and a h77 chipset board
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February 14, 2013 6:59:41 AM

TheBigTroll said:
undervolting can be done to keep the same performance, but lower temps and lower power consumptin. underclocking will achieve the same results, but at much lower performance

as i state again, there is no reason to underclock at all. there is also no reason to get z77 if you are not overclocking. h77 offers the same set of features as z77 minus overclocking. thats it.

unless you have a really valid reason to get a z77 board (so far you dont) or to underclock a CPU, i would stick to a undervolted i3 and a h77 chipset board

I have a valid reason.my cousin have an unused 3570k and soon i will give my board to him when haswell becomes cheap or when broadwell comes out.
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February 14, 2013 9:44:09 AM

that isnt. it still doesnt explain your reasoning to underclock. your h61 board wouldnt even work with his 3570k if the bios has not been updated. even if it was, he is restricted to running at stock speed, which defeats the purpose of the k chip
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February 14, 2013 9:44:29 AM

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February 14, 2013 9:55:20 AM

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February 14, 2013 10:20:55 AM

I am giving the z77 to him,not the h61 which is already considered spoilt.lol i know h61 cannot overclock.this means he will need to wait for at least half a year before getting the board.
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February 14, 2013 3:49:56 PM

i still see no point of underclocking. anyways, ill recommend you this z77 board
http://www.microcenter.com/product/393422/P8Z77-V_LK_LG...
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February 15, 2013 10:43:42 AM

just get the asus
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February 15, 2013 12:21:43 PM

TheBigTroll said:
just get the asus

How much can my cousin oc when he get that board?he might go for 4.5ghz
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February 15, 2013 1:12:40 PM

depends on how good the CPU is. my friends i5 3570k can hit 4.4ghz but he gets 86c. i can get 4.5ghz with 55c. really depends on the CPU, not so much the board
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February 16, 2013 7:11:10 AM

But the asus board on newegg have many reviews saying the sata 6Gbps ports dont work(btw the place i am gonna buy is sim lim which is very hard to replace if defect),so should i still get that or the gigabyte ones?
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February 16, 2013 11:40:07 AM

reviews dont mean much. it depends if you got a bad board or not. people tend not to write reviews when their stuff is working
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February 16, 2013 12:12:24 PM

Best answer selected by Giggitygoebbels.
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