Which z77 motherboard to buy ?

hi
i was going to buy z77 motherboard . i am confused that which one i should select for my ivy bridge core i7 build.
my options are

1) msi z77a-GD65 265 US $
2)ASROCK fatality professional 265 US $
3)asrock extreme 6 205 US $

asus boards are not available at the moment. also they are very expensive 385 US $ - 470 US $

at present im leaning towards asrock fatality.

looking forward for ur reply

regards
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  1. Just went over this with another user.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/309956-30-which-asus-motherboard

    The ASUS Z77 boards are available at NewEgg. The one they don't have is the one that the two users from that thread got, the P8Z77-V Pro, which is here

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386887
  2. There's not enough testing data to KNOW which are the 'best' Z77's and I see absolutely no point in getting one until the Ivy Bridge is available and THOSE tests are available. The leaked IB + Z77 weren't good which is code for the early BIOS and Drivers being immature and not ready for 'prime time.' My best advice is to wait for at least 2 BIOS revisions before purchasing IB + Z77 unless you're a masochist and or love drama.

    Next it depends on what GPU(s), peripherals, requirements, etc which clearly are not listed in your initial post in this thread.

    Otherwise advice is just gibberish.
  3. Actually at least 20 boards have been reviewed and tested already, the main problem is Intel won't allow them to publish IB results yet.
  4. Yes, since our 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors havent launched and are still under NDA it is really tough to post any performance on these Z77 boards since some of their features can only be tested with the newer processors.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  5. First of all . i cant buy from newegg + amazon etc etc. im from pakistan and here custom tax are so high that its impossible to buy
    im buying highend board because i have xspc rasa 360 rad kit . im going to overclock for the first time ever.
    also GIVE ME SUGGESTION FOR GPU . BUT KEEP IN MIND I HAVE USED GTX560ti and sold it
  6. geekapproved said:
    Actually at least 20 boards have been reviewed and tested already, the main problem is Intel won't allow them to publish IB results yet.

    Only a few with horrible results with the IB CPU -- i.e. I'm not going to guess how they'll work; see -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/329828-28-bridge-cpus-benchmarks-review-3770k-3570k

    I can guess, assume, prophesize -- i.e. not know what the hell I'm taking about and BS a few MOBO's. I need vCore data and overlapping data.
  7. hamza_93 said:
    First of all . i cant buy from newegg + amazon etc etc. im from pakistan and here custom tax are so high that its impossible to buy
    im buying highend board because i have xspc rasa 360 rad kit . im going to overclock for the first time ever.
    also GIVE ME SUGGESTION FOR GPU . BUT KEEP IN MIND I HAVE USED GTX560ti and sold it


    You didn't think it would be a good idea to tell us your in Pakistan when posting on a English forum using US Dollars? :fou:
  8. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Yes, since our 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors havent launched and are still under NDA it is really tough to post any performance on these Z77 boards since some of their features can only be tested with the newer processors.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team

    Tell that to TweakTown, their rationalization was the IB is for sale in Shanghai / i7-3770K -> http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=14810392935
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