Best MoBo?

What's the best motherboard for the following specs?
-CPU will be 3770k.
-Supports at least 2 way SLI (GTX 680s).
-Multiple (at least 4) SDD/HDD "connectors".
-Speed is a must, as the computer I'm building will be mostly dedicated to gaming.
-Dual monitor support.
-I don't plan on extreme overclocking, but having the option to would be nice.
-Price can be up to/around $300-$350.
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  1. here is a review of the big boys when the z77 first hit the market; got some nice boards.
    Intel Z77 Panther Point Chipset and Motherboard Preview – ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ECS and Biostar
    really what separates boards is the different bells and whistles.

    now what i think is the bee's knees:
    ASUS P8Z77 WS $309.99
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77_WS/
    ASUS P8Z77 WS Workstation Motherboard Review
    The ASUS P8Z77 WS is the latest in the ASUS "Workstation" series and has virtually every feature but the kitchen sink thrown into it. If you are looking for a board that can fill almost any role while utilizing a desktop LGA1155 processor, then this motherboard is worth a serious look. Maybe 4-way 8 Lane PCIe 3.0 gets your attention?
  2. How does the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 compare with the ASUS P8Z77 WS?
  3. There both awesome i like the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3


    Supported CPU

    CPU Socket Type
    LGA 1155

    CPU Type
    Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)

    Chipsets

    North Bridge
    Intel Z77

    Memory

    Number of Memory Slots
    4×240pin

    Memory Standard
    DDR3 2666(OC)/1600/1333/1066

    Maximum Memory Supported
    32GB

    Channel Supported
    Dual Channel

    Expansion Slots

    PCI Express 3.0 x16
    4 (x16, x16, x8, x8)

    PCI Express x1
    2

    PCI Slots
    1

    Storage Devices

    SATA 3Gb/s
    4

    SATA 6Gb/s
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s

    SATA RAID
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s (SATA3 0/1), 4 x SATA 3Gb/s (SATA2 2/3/4/5) and1 x mSATA Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
    (The SATA2 5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive.)
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s GSATA3 6/7/8/9) Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1

    Onboard Video

    Onboard Video Chipset
    None

    Onboard Audio

    Audio Chipset
    Creative CA0132

    Audio Channels
    6 Channels

    Onboard LAN

    LAN Chipset
    Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 LAN chip

    Second LAN Chipset
    Intel GbE LAN phy

    Max LAN Speed
    Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

    Rear Panel Ports

    PS/2
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port

    Video Ports
    D-Sub + DVI

    HDMI
    1 x HDMI

    DisplayPort
    1 x DisplayPort

    USB 3.0
    6 x USB 3.0

    S/PDIF Out
    1 x Optical

    Audio Ports
    5 Ports

    Internal I/O Connectors

    Onboard USB
    4 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0

    Onboard 1394
    2 x 1394a

    Other Connectors
    1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    1 x PCIe power connector
    1 x mSATA connector
    1 x CPU fan header
    4 x system fan headers
    1 x front panel header
    1 x front panel audio header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x power button
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x reset button
    Voltage measurement points
    1 x BIOS switch
    1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header

    Physical Spec

    Form Factor
    Extended ATX

    Dimensions
    12" x 10.39"

    Power Pin
    24 Pin

    Features

    Features
    GIGABYTE All Digital Power Engine

    GIGABYTE 3D Power Utility

    GIGABYTE 3D BIOS

    Super Sight

    Super Hearing

    Super Speed

    Super Shield

    3rd Generation Intel Core processors

    Designed for PCI Express Gen.3 Support

    Intel Rapid Start Technology

    Intel Smart Connect Technology

    Onboard OC Features

    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 - Insist on an Ultra Durable Motherboard

    Lucid Universal MVP Support

    GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response

    GIGABYTE EZ Setup

    Onboard mSATA Support

    Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card

    GIGABYTE On/Off Charge

    Enhanced Built-in Visuals

    Intel Quick Sync 2.0

    DirectX 11 Support

    12 Phase Power Design those are most of it features
  4. What about the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z?
  5. Iamazn said:
    What about the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z?
    That's is a solid motherboard :D
  6. bigcyco1 said:
    That's is a solid motherboard :D

    Compared to the other 2 already listed in this thread, which is better?
  7. Iamazn said:
    Compared to the other 2 already listed in this thread, which is better?
    That is really hard to say but i would go with ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z :D i have the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 and i love it though i rather have ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ;)
  8. ^ +1
  9. EVGA Z77 FTW?
  10. amuffin said:
    EVGA Z77 FTW?
    :lol: solid as well my neighbor has one and loves it is overclocking his i7-2600K to 5.2ghz with a rasa kit i think ASUS is better brand name though :D
  11. According to the specs I posted, would Z68 or Z77 be better?
  12. Iamazn said:
    According to the specs I posted, would Z68 or Z77 be better?
    The Z77
  13. -What is currently the best Z77 for gaming?
    -Will there be a Republic of Gaming Z77 Mobo?
  14. Iamazn said:
    -What is currently the best Z77 for gaming?
    -Will there be a Republic of Gaming Z77 Mobo?
    Yes there will be a Republic of Gaming Z77 Mobo not till a few months from now though just wait or get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128552#top it's a great choice either way ;)
  15. Iamazn said:
    -What is currently the best Z77 for gaming?
    -Will there be a Republic of Gaming Z77 Mobo?

    i'd suggest you go and take a look at the manual for the sniper G1 bigcyco is pimping out and see why he is.
    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4169#manual

    if the board is half as good as the manual, i can't see how you'd go wrong.
  16. -Is there any announced release date on the Z77 RoG board?
    -Is the G1 Sniper 3 really the best Z77 MoBo at the moment?
  17. Iamazn said:
    -Is there any announced release date on the Z77 RoG board?
    -Is the G1 Sniper 3 really the best Z77 MoBo at the moment?
    Have no clue i have not heard any and there are many good motherboards out right now the G1 Sniper 3 happens to be one of them we given you all the info we know so just pick a mobo ;)
  18. Does the G1 Sniper 3 support dual monitors?
  19. Iamazn said:
    Does the G1 Sniper 3 support dual monitors?
    Did you read the manual http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4169#manual
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