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July 8, 2012 10:50:27 AM

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
500W PSU
GTX 560Ti
1 x PCI Firewire card
1 x DVD/CD RW
1 x DVD/CD ROM
120GB SSD
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.

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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 11:05:07 AM

This one is great choice P8Z77-V.

But this one will do it too.


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

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

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



That is a great 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...


a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 11:06:08 AM

8GB RAM is not enough by far.

16GB is much better.

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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 11:08:25 AM

What is your CPU, can u post link?
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 6:53:36 PM

OK, so its i5-3570K Processor, not 3750. Good.

Well that snuggest mobo, the LX version is a step down, as it have only

ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading 4 + 1 + 1 Phase Power Design

That is a weak option for any overclock. That ASRock is much better option. So, unless u are not going to overclock, u are fine.

But why not overclock, if u have a CPU that will do it so well, right?

a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 6:57:07 PM

The difference in mobos generally are, they are build for overclocking and gaming, that is with feature set.

Cheaper models don't offer the speed for GPU's or have no extra PCIE slots or don't OC that well.

Even if they look almost the same. Its a giant step down from the pro version.
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 7:15:41 PM

BTW, I recommended the ASRock for the power design 8+4 and its stable nature.

ASUS and ASrock have the same DNA.
July 8, 2012 7:29:04 PM

I want to go with ASUS as they seem to come out top whenever there is side by side reviews.
ASRock was a spin off for lower end consumable products by ASUS.
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 7:32:14 PM

OK, than get the P8Z77-V
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 8, 2012 7:35:15 PM

That's what I have in Z68 @ 2600K. It runs 24/7 and encodes long hrs. Not 1 issue.

ASUS is my #1 choice, but I have build several builds with ASRock and its just as good, especially in the same price range.
July 8, 2012 9:37:23 PM

nikorr said:
OK, than get the P8Z77-V



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.
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