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Need help choosing between mobos for gaming rig

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May 23, 2012 12:04:49 AM

Looking to build my first gaming rig and have everything set except the mobo and was wondering if some experienced people could help chose between some mobos I had in mind.
-BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the cheapest of the z77 mobos and it fits in my budget.
-ASRock Z77 Pro4-M LGA 1155- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Another cheap ASrock mobo and I've heard good things about ASrock's mobos.
-MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Not heard a lot about MSI to tell you the truth.
Any help is appreciated as always.
Edit: Forgot to mention that I'll be running an i5-3450, HD6870 and 2x4gb RAM.
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May 23, 2012 3:01:07 AM

The Asrock motherboard is the best brand out of those listed.

I have that motherboard and I can tell you that it does what it needs to pretty well. Just don't get it if you need a PCI slot. I was crestfallen to find out that it doesn't even have one of those since I needed the legacy PCI support.

Also, you might want to not gloss over the RAM so much. RAM is one of the biggest problems in new builds.
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