Motherboard and ram for my Ivy bridge

So I have finally turned my back on AMD and have ordered a 3570k i5. What I am wondering now is what motherboard I should head towards. The purpose of the pc is gaming and I already have all the other parts from my other build. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance for any replies.
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  1. Good pick on website, that happens to be who I get all my parts from lol. Any reason for that board? I have never used asrock before so I have nothing to compare it to. Thanks for the reply by the way!
  2. hiero2407 said:
    Good pick on website, that happens to be who I get all my parts from lol. Any reason for that board? I have never used asrock before so I have nothing to compare it to. Thanks for the reply by the way!
    I chose it based on reviews http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html and because it's best bang for your buck imo ;)
  3. Well I think i'm sold after the read, the price on the canadian site is quite a bit higher but still seems to be the best bang for my buck like you said. Out of curiosity will I see a notable improvement in performance over my AMD 965 be and gigabyte 990fxa-ud3?
  4. Oh and on a side note I still need to pair some ram to that mobo
  5. well you will see a notable improvement according to benchmarks this is a good site to check http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/5
  6. I have a 3550 and that same board. I am using 1600MHz gskill ram and it recognized fine. The board worked great other than a small glitch when I first installed it. It was showing error code a2 and not outputting any video(this is the cause of most bad reviews on newegg). I had to use vga until I installed the drivers on the included disk. After that everything was great. Would definitely recommend.
  7. Thanks for all the input guys i really appreciate it. Just one more quick question, I have 2x4gb sticks of mushkin blackline 1600mhz could i just use those? I didn't see them on the vendor list but I also know they can't test every memory out there.
  8. Yes you can use it but just to be extra safe i would get this ram instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461 it's listed on the vendor list i checked bud.
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