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May 11, 2012 5:35:49 PM

New pc build and this is the last part.
Currently i have a big case, a seasonic m12II 620, 8gb 1600 ram (4x2), 2 750gb hdd. I will be adding a 3570k to this, 1 video card and 1 ssd.
I'm going to order the cpu/mb likely from newegg and I'd like to do it today and want to get the most bang for my buck. The PC will be used to play diablo 3 and serve up movies on the tv, I will likely never run any sli configuration and will not be doing any extreme overclocking, moderate or slight overclocking at most. The most important feature i need from the board is reliability, so if i have to pay an extra $40 for the same features but a better made, more reliable board I'm willing to do that. I've heard the asus boards are pretty much on the top of the heap, but havent ever owned one. Looking to stay under 200 w/ any combo pricing, so I think the highest end board that would fall into that is the asus p8z77-v pro board that will come to 189 w/ the cpu order.
I just dont want to toss out a bunch of extra money for things im never going to use. Any opinions are appreciated, thanks much!

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 5:38:34 PM

What RAM do u have?
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May 11, 2012 5:44:11 PM

Corsair Vengeance lp 2 x 4gb ddr3 @ 1600. Got the low profile stuff to ensure there wouldn't be any clearance issues. with anything at all.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 5:46:31 PM

Since u don't care about the OC, u can get cheaper mobo and get better GPU. This will play nicely and be plenty stable + u still can OC if u will make up your mind on that : )


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Great mobo based on ASUS DNA : )
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In stock. Limit 5 per customer.

was: $154.99 -> now $129.99 + FREE SHIPPING

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 5:48:26 PM

jphlips said:
Corsair Vengeance lp 2 x 4gb ddr3 @ 1600. Got the low profile stuff to ensure there wouldn't be any clearance issues. with anything at all.

Yeah, I have that one (blue one) myself, they are very stable and quality RAM sticks.

Good choice there.

We got also the same PSU : )
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May 11, 2012 5:57:07 PM

nikorr said:
Yeah, I have that one (blue one) myself, they are very stable and quality RAM sticks.

Good choice there.

We got also the same PSU : )


Great minds think alike!
would there be any benefit to upgrading to the extreme6? I see its $25 more but doesn't look to have much of a feature dif, you know offhand if that's may be any better parts or anything? I'm willing to dump the money now to make sure I don't end up having to spend a lot more down the road here.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 11, 2012 6:04:16 PM

Well, Extr 6 uses higher quality components and its build for speed and OC : )

$25 more is not that much more.

Plus 2 (x16/0 or x8/x8) so if u need 1 day to add another card, it is ready!

I would go for it @ 159.99 it is more than reasonable price.

And it has 3 years warranty vs Z68 2years.
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May 12, 2012 1:46:32 AM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 12, 2012 1:48:41 AM

Good luck!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 12, 2012 1:48:50 AM

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