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June 3, 2012 8:41:16 PM

I am trying to decide between these three motherboards

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

My CPU will be 3450 ivy

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June 3, 2012 8:47:37 PM

if you can go for the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO...
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 8:48:00 PM

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

No question about that.
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June 3, 2012 8:48:52 PM

jblorenz said:
I am trying to decide between these three motherboards

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

My CPU will be 3450 ivy

Hi there,

Do u live by any chance close to Microcenter?
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June 3, 2012 8:50:19 PM

Depending on Budget .....

$185 ASUS P8Z77-V
$210 ASUS P8Z77-V PRO...
$240 ASUS P8Z77 Sabertooth
$340 ASUS P8Z77 WS

But considering the CPU choice, I'd go for the 1st in the list above
June 3, 2012 8:54:32 PM

nikorr said:
Hi there,

Do u live by any chance close to Microcenter?


I don't live by microcenter by my friend does and i can have him pick up something for me and ship it to me
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 8:56:07 PM

Now u talking : )
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 8:57:01 PM

Can u post prices to your current deal?
June 3, 2012 9:02:37 PM

nikorr said:
Check this one.

Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor


Original Price: $249.99 You Save: $60.00

Our Price: $189.99


http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


I thought about getting that one; my friend is actually getting the 3450 from micro for me for $150; i wanted to save and I don't really overclock so i thought I'd go with the cheaper one...thanks for the help!
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 9:08:05 PM

Mobo @ $89.99

CPU @ $169.99

Is your deal better?
June 3, 2012 9:12:37 PM

nikorr said:
Mobo @ $89.99

CPU @ $169.99

Is your deal better?


prob not I'm looking into it right now. thanks!
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 9:18:37 PM

Its great deal, for people that can drive in and get it : )

Or if their friends can do that for them.
June 3, 2012 9:42:49 PM

nikorr said:
Its great deal, for people that can drive in and get it : )

Or if their friends can do that for them.


yeah that is a great deal. I may stick with getting the 3450 and I can get the asus mobo for 135, but i may change my mind and get the asrock deal. thanks again!
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 9:46:31 PM

That deal is only if purchased with the i5 3570K processor : )
June 3, 2012 9:50:47 PM

nikorr said:
That deal is only if purchased with the i5 3570K processor : )


If i get the 3450 from micro for 150 and the mobo from newegg at 135 (openbox) its $185 for the better mobo but lesser cpu.

or there was the bundle with the 3570k and asrock from microcenter which you showed me and now I am torn about which one to get
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 10:03:13 PM

I wouldn't buy open box, as in most cases there are the accessories missing when people returned it without it.

But maybe not in your case.
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 10:03:58 PM

Look, its a great price to pay to get much better CPU.

Intel Core i5-3570K :D 
June 3, 2012 10:12:52 PM

nikorr said:
Look, its a great price to pay to get much better CPU.

Intel Core i5-3570K :D 


i think you may have convinced me to go with the better cpu now.

so you are saying its worth going with the asrock and the better cpu over the better mobo and lesser cpu
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 10:15:41 PM

Hey, it will last u longer with top performance.

And u can have wireless video transfer to your TV : ) Nice feature.

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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 3, 2012 10:17:34 PM
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It is a quality mobo, and since u don't have the desire for OC, it is just fine.

The CPU will give u more performance.

The mobos are in most all the same performers if u don't OC.
June 3, 2012 10:20:39 PM

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