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New builder needs MoBo help!

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May 30, 2012 6:34:32 PM

Hi everyone,

I have never built a computer before and am stuck on trying to figure out the “right” motherboard for my build. I don’t think I need all the bells and whistles. I have no plans to OC right now as I’m new to it and don’t think the i5-3570k should have any issues running games at high settings (if I’m mistaken, please let me know). What MoBos would be a good choice for me? Here are two I’m currently torn between.

BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock seems popular, but has quite a few negative reviews and QC issues. Biostar seems to not only be cheaper, but also has better reviews? Which would you pick and why?

My core build:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mother Board - unknown
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600
Corsair Silver HX750
Crucial M4 SSD 256GB
Cooler Master HAF 932

With extras:
Rosewill Wirelss Adapter 3 antenna
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Lite-On iHAS124-04 24x DVD Burner
Windows 7 OEM

Thanks for your help!

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May 30, 2012 6:43:52 PM

Asrock z77
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May 30, 2012 6:53:49 PM

I would go with the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 too. The time to pay attention to reviews is if you see the same issue repeated a number of times.
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May 30, 2012 6:57:28 PM

ASRock.
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