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Best board for 3570k and he 7850?

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May 22, 2012 5:16:55 AM

Hey guys I'm looking for a decent motherboard between 100-140$ range for my i5-3570k and hd 7850 that I'll be buying soon. I would like to do some light to mid range OCing on both the CPU and GPU. I will also never be using SLI. What is the best board for me? While I'm at it, What do you guys think is the cheapest PSU I could get away with for this setup. Links are appreciated, thanks in advance!

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a c 125 V Motherboard
May 22, 2012 5:25:31 AM

Don't skimp on the PSU, you'll be sorry. Be prepared to spend 50 to 60 on a 500 W unit.

As for MB's, there are tons of them available. One of my favorites for all around use is the following:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a power supply, consider:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 22, 2012 5:32:16 AM

Is it important to get a certified PSU? Also I just noticed when I get my CPU from microcenter I can get this board for $90. Is it any good?

ASUS P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
$89.99 if purchased with the i5 3570K processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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a c 125 V Motherboard
May 22, 2012 5:47:44 AM

It's one of their crappier motherboards. Real budget power handling section. I'd steer clear.
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May 22, 2012 5:55:00 AM

Damn I was hoping to take advantage of the $50 off but I guess there's no point if it's a POS...hehe
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June 26, 2012 7:53:36 AM

Best answer selected by Matt1990.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 26, 2012 8:54:53 AM

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