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Motherboard for i5-3570k

OK so I've been doing a lot of reading about motherboards and their different features and stuff. could anyone recommend a good motherboard for the i5-3570k. I've been playing with virtualization" lately (for school stuff) and my current computer does not have "hardware virtualization". This new system will need to support that feature. Micro center is still having a sell where you buy the CPU and get 50 dollars off the motherboard.

micro center catalog:
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ad47b62b#/ad47b62b/27

one more question, is 3d acceleration a feature in the motherboard or the video card? I'm pretty sure its the video card but I'm not sure.

thanks in advance!
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  1. Still looking for that mobo? What is your budget?
  2. yea still looking, my budget hmm about 200, but now i need to find a board that supports virtualization. I was looking through the motherboards on sale at micro center. the asus boards don't seem to have that feature. I was reading that I have to find in the specs that it says "VT-X" and that means the board supports virtualization.
  3. Here @ http://ark.intel.com/Products/VirtualizationTechnology

    Its about CPU support. And your CPU has it.
  4. Can u go $175? U can get fabulous mobo.

    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

    Tom’s Hardware Approved Award @ http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187-2.html
    In stock.

    was: $189.99
    $174.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295





    UEFI look


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314732-30-best-range-1155-motherboard
  5. ok wow i was reading that the best way to know if the motherboard supports virtualization is to download/read the user manual and read it. :o that will take forever! the CPU supports it but according to what i read:

    "Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, enabling software and/or operating system, device drivers and applications designed for this feature"

    i have found many post that say "no only the CPU needs to support it" and then a lot of people say "no that's not true both the CPU and motherboard need to support it." but if the CPU supports it and not the motherboard how will the motherboard know how to use a feature that it does not have? I don't get it
  6. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387627

    this board is a good price AND supports virtualization, what do you think? i downloaded the manual so that's how i know it has the feature lol with the discount it will be 55.00
  7. It will be fine, but why not get the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77?

    Thats a killer mobo : ) With great discount. The Z77 all do support the virtualization.
  8. that board is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to much. im willing to spend up to 200 but im still looking for the best bang for the buck. i still need to buy ram, case, PSU, video card, blah blah blah you know all that other stuff
  9. Well, whats your budget?

    And what do u already have and what is needed.
  10. budget 800-1000 but of course if i could spend less that would be great. I have:

    mouse
    keyboard
    monitor
    HDD
    speakers
    OS

    what i need is:

    cpu
    motherboard
    ram
    video card
    PSU
    case
    cheap optical drive
  11. OK, when are u buying?

    There are deals going on , because of the 4th of July.
  12. whenever i can find a good cheap board that supports VT AND i get a video card....i have no idea how long that will take. have lots of research to do but i know that i want an ATI video card i have had better luck with that brand over nvidia
  13. CPU

    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor
    SKU: 425470
    10+ new in stock $189.99
  14. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
    SKU: 380550
    10+ new in stock $174.99 $139.99

    or

    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
    SKU: 362467
    10+ new in stock $179.99 $139.99
  15. BTW, does it have to be all from M-Ceter?
  16. CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1866C9R

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    $390 so far
  17. If u get an after market CPU cooler, u can OC to 4.5GHz with ease : )
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    $410
  18. lol i was just looking at the asrock z77 extreme4 myself, but the reviews don't look good. yea everything has to be from micro center.
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    $470
  20. skullwarrior said:
    lol i was just looking at the asrock z77 extreme4 myself, but the reviews don't look good. yea everything has to be from micro center.

    Where did u read that?
  21. new egg, im going to sleep for the night ill be back again tomorrow night. thank you for all the help! :sleep:
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  23. Top option.

    XFX Double D FX-797A-TDFC Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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    $997 total
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    $857 total
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  27. ok back! wow let me look at everything you linked, thanks. :D
  28. those 80 dollar cases are perfect, i didnt want to spend a lot on a case
  29. The comments are on the early 12/28/2010 revision. Its now fixed long time ago : )

    Check the newegg comments dates.
  30. Best answer selected by skullwarrior.
  31. Good luck!
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