Been building a new W7 64bit PC ... had thought I had the MB choice nailed down.
Was going to get the P8Z77-V Pro
Although someone has mentioned if I am only running 1 Graphics card, then the P8Z77-V Lx would do what I need and save about %30
I do not do gaming, PC in general business, Photoshop CS5 editing and what kills my current PC HD Video editing.
Be interested in advice to make the correct choice on MB
Rest of build is looking like
CPU i5 3570 IvyBridge
8 GB Ram
1 x PCI Firewire card
1 x DVD/CD RW
1 x DVD/CD ROM
2 x 500GB
I know there are different SATA options on the 2 MB's ... I currently run 2 x HDD, have one HDD partitioned .. OS on it's own partition, apps & data in general on separate 2nd HDD.
As I will have SSD for the OS, I could instead make the 2 x 500GB a single 1 x 1TB.
I am trying to understand the difference between LX > LEPlus > Pro
'Maybe' the LE Plus might be the option.
benefits over the LX would seem to be:
# Graphics support - Intru 3D, Quick Sync Video & Clear Video HD
# 2 x PCIe3 slots
# Marvel PCIe SATA controller
# 24bit audio and Blu Ray audio layer protection
# ASMedia USB 3 Controller
# Dual Processor with SMART DIGI+
# 3 6 GB SATA 3 porst (compared to 2)
The LE Plus is pitched midway between the LX and Pro and sems to have all the key features of the PRO. The main addition the PRO has is WiFI and 1 extra SATA 6GB interface, neither of which are needed by myself.