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Best budget mb for i5 2500k+hd 7850

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July 1, 2012 1:47:21 PM

Hi,

I'm trying to pick parts for my new build and I have stopped at MB.

The CPU will be Intel I5 2500k and the graphic card - Asus HD 7850.

I'm looking for best budget mb for this setup.

At moment I don't plan to OC the cpu and video card, but I'm planning to do that in future as soon as I will feel I need some extra power from my system, so I would like to choose the right mb for it now.


Thanks for any advices.

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July 1, 2012 1:49:02 PM

U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



For the mobo, I would recommend -> ... Latest Z77...
That is a good mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.


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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


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July 1, 2012 1:56:39 PM

Word of advice don't skimp on motherboard get something worth it if you can't afford it yet keep saving till you can you'll thank yourself in the long run "trust me". mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 1, 2012 2:13:26 PM

-> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 read the last page of review source http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme...
The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex. P.S. on a side note i personally think it's a solid budget board. ;) 
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July 1, 2012 2:15:29 PM

nikorr said:
U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

While that's a pretty good motherboard, I don't think it qualifies as budget. The ASRock Z77 Pro 4 would be a better fit. It's similar in most ways, just doesn't support SLI which doesn't seem to apply here anyway (seems more likely you'd buy a second 7850 for Crossfire than buy two Nvidia cards for SLI), and has a bit more limits on the PCIe slots. Still, as long as you stick to two-way Crossfire there should be no problem.

... checking Newegg, unfortunately it's no cheaper unless you buy an opened box though. :( 
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July 1, 2012 2:16:16 PM

bigcyco1 said:
-> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 source http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme...
The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.

When I was mounting the board, I noticed that slimness too. But it sits solid.

They would not make a board with mistake like that.
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July 1, 2012 2:19:38 PM

nikorr said:
When I was mounting the board, I noticed that slimness too. But it sits solid.

They would not make a board with mistake like that.
I think it's a solid mobo as well just telling OP so they know.
:) 
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July 1, 2012 2:21:02 PM

Sakkura said:
While that's a pretty good motherboard, I don't think it qualifies as budget. The ASRock Z77 Pro 4 would be a better fit. It's similar in most ways, just doesn't support SLI which doesn't seem to apply here anyway (seems more likely you'd buy a second 7850 for Crossfire than buy two Nvidia cards for SLI), and has a bit more limits on the PCIe slots. Still, as long as you stick to two-way Crossfire there should be no problem.

... checking Newegg, unfortunately it's no cheaper unless you buy an opened box though. :( 


Nope, its not better deal.

The CPU is 2500K and u need 8 + 4 Power Phase Design for decent overclock.

The pro version is weak, with 4 + 2 Power Phase Design

Plus lack of the features. That's my opinion : )
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July 1, 2012 2:21:55 PM

Sakkura said:
While that's a pretty good motherboard, I don't think it qualifies as budget. The ASRock Z77 Pro 4 would be a better fit. It's similar in most ways, just doesn't support SLI which doesn't seem to apply here anyway (seems more likely you'd buy a second 7850 for Crossfire than buy two Nvidia cards for SLI), and has a bit more limits on the PCIe slots. Still, as long as you stick to two-way Crossfire there should be no problem.

... checking Newegg, unfortunately it's no cheaper unless you buy an opened box though. :( 
I disagree the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 is the cheapest solid mobo worth buying IMO
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July 1, 2012 2:27:11 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I think it's a solid mobo as well just telling OP so they know.
:) 

I like ASUS for quality, but I don't recommend them now,

the Z77 low end, because they are still $20-$30 overpriced.

That's why I think, the ASRock are better deal. Plus they have better power design.


What do u think?
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July 1, 2012 2:33:34 PM

nikorr said:
I like ASUS for quality, but I don't recommend them now,

the Z77 low end, because they are still $20-$30 overpriced.

That's why I think, the ASRock are better deal. Plus they have better power design.


What do u think?
You might be right i have been a Asus fanboy lol for a while now there boards just work for me so i honestly have not gave any other company a chance except AsRock and i can't decide which one i like better :pt1cable:  :lol:  the ASROCK best bang for buck though in the Z77 low end.
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July 1, 2012 2:40:27 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I disagree the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 is the cheapest solid mobo worth buying IMO

Since they cost about the same I'll have to agree with you.
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July 1, 2012 2:50:02 PM

Another i really admire about ASROCK is the mobo OC like beast provided you get lucky in the CPU gamble my son has ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 can hit 4.7GHZ easy it's stable been running it like that for a few months now proof http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2301991 hes only nine years old btw lol i gave him my old rig and that's the reason why it says i submitted it i didn't though he did lol
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