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What mobo is better than the P8Z77-V PRO for 3570K?

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June 4, 2012 12:42:40 AM

I just bought the i5 3570K, and the P8Z77-V PRO seems like the best motherboard I can get for under 300.

What I want from a mobo:

Overclockability if that is a word...

Nice features in the BIOS

Nice voltage, as in no issues while OC...

And it must fit a mid ATX case, which I believe the P8Z77-V PRO does. I just bought the NZXT Guardian 921 recently too, it will be getting here this week.

I read almost every thread on which CPU to get and I decided on the 3570K, now I just need to have somebody to help me decide which motherboard I should buy.

Thanks guys!

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a c 1162 V Motherboard
June 4, 2012 1:21:30 AM

By no doubt that is a good board!
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June 4, 2012 1:31:22 AM

prochargedls2 said:
Overclockability if that is a word...

It may not be in the dictionary, but I find myself using it fairly often :D 

I've been using the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 for a few months now, and haven't had any problems with it. Overclocks like a champ (see my sig), and has very stable power with LLC turned all the way up. I get +/- .008v under load, which is way better than the +/- .150 I got from the board it replaced. Old GA-P35C-DS3R. Worked great for five years, but I tend to push my computer pretty hard, and it eventually gave up.

Really, though, the right motherboard is all about the right features. If you're just looking to overclock the balls off your processor, the high end boards will do a bit better than the mid range boards, but it's not going to be a night and day kind of difference.

Really, with Ivy Bridge, the best investment for overclocking is a water loop. The XSPC Rasa kits are very reasonably priced with double wide rad kits starting at around $150. It's a lot more work than air cooling or closed loops, but the performance is phenomenal and closed loop garbage like the H100 can't hold a candle to the performance.
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June 4, 2012 1:39:50 AM

Well I am not going to OC past 4.5ghz EVER. When I get the mobo I won't OC at all, maybe a few weeks later I will go 3.8 and see how I like that. SO do you recommend the Extreme6 or the one I mentioned in my first post?
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June 4, 2012 2:33:45 AM

I like the G1.Sniper 3, but is that better than the asrock extreme 6?
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June 4, 2012 2:35:33 AM

And how much better is the Sabertooth than the G1.Sniper 3?
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June 4, 2012 2:57:27 AM

prochargedls2 said:
I like the G1.Sniper 3, but is that better than the asrock extreme 6?

It depends ALL upon your 'happy button', yep the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 is better than the Z77 Extreme6 - http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre...

One of my pet peeves is ASRock uses some cheap parts, example I do not like the Broadcom LAN. Keep in mind ASUS owns ASRock via Pegatron and typically the ASRock offer 'similar' features for less.

Frankly, if your not really going to push the IB to the limits then IMO save some money and look at the ASUS P8Z77-V - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

$190 ASUS P8Z77-V - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your requirements are unknown so it's like walking in the dark. What GPU(s), what purpose, what OC (noted 3.8GHz and maybe 4.5), any other 'special' requirements?? Keep in mind the IB @ 4.5GHz will run very hot and require at least something like the Corsair H100 and a case that supports a 2x120 radiator; the NZXT Guardian 921 doesn't support top 2x120 - http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/guardia...

prochargedls2 said:
And how much better is the Sabertooth than the G1.Sniper 3?

The Sabertooth Z77 warranty is 5 years vs 3 years and offers active cooling of both the VRM and Chipset. Otherwise the G1.Sniper 3 is 'better' in many regards plus it supports 4-WAY SLI/CF with it's PLX Chipset.
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June 4, 2012 3:32:47 AM

jaquith said:
It depends ALL upon your 'happy button', yep the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 is better than the Z77 Extreme6 - http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre...

One of my pet peeves is ASRock uses some cheap parts, example I do not like the Broadcom LAN. Keep in mind ASUS owns ASRock via Pegatron and typically the ASRock offer 'similar' features for less.

Frankly, if your not really going to push the IB to the limits then IMO save some money and look at the ASUS P8Z77-V - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

$190 ASUS P8Z77-V - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your requirements are unknown so it's like walking in the dark. What GPU(s), what purpose, what OC (noted 3.8GHz and maybe 4.5), any other 'special' requirements?? Keep in mind the IB @ 4.5GHz will run very hot and require at least something like the Corsair H100 and a case that supports a 2x120 radiator; the NZXT Guardian 921 doesn't support top 2x120 - http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/guardia...


The Sabertooth Z77 warranty is 5 years vs 3 years and offers active cooling of both the VRM and Chipset. Otherwise the G1.Sniper 3 is 'better' in many regards plus it supports 4-WAY SLI/CF with it's PLX Chipset.


Well, I will be OC a ton, but only after I want more than 3.8, as of now I will use the GTX 280, soon I will be upgrading for a more powerful card, maybe go 3 way sli with a 9800GX2 or something similar
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June 4, 2012 3:40:31 AM

IF 3-WAY or 4-WAY SLI is in the plans (look at either the GTX 670 or GTX 680) then Choice A or A = Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3.

The ASRock Z77 Extreme6, ASUS's P8Z77-V (incl Pro) and Sabertooth Z77 are all 2-WAY SLI. "Quad SLI" means a total of 4 GPU cores e.g. GTX 690 in SLI.
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June 4, 2012 3:46:06 AM

After more research, and what I plan on doing, like cooling and what not, I have chosen the Sabertooth because I will fork out the dough and buy 2 good cards, and eventually will OC the *** out of the 3570K IB, if the case isn't large enough I'll buy the Apollo 2 by NZXT... thanks jaquith
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June 4, 2012 3:46:26 AM

Best answer selected by ProChargedLS2.
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June 4, 2012 3:48:34 AM

It's a very nice MOBO, and I love my Sabertooth X79.

Enjoy! :sol: 
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June 4, 2012 3:51:41 AM

BTW if using a single HD monitor a single GTX 670 is plenty, for 3D GTX 670 SLI, 3xHD monitor(s) it gets tricky ... at least 4GB GTX 670/680's in SLI iif not GTX 690's in SLI.
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