Closed Which is the Better Motherboard ? ? Tags: Motherboards Build Product Last response: July 20, 2012 11:21 PM in Motherboards Share jasonwr6000 July 16, 2012 6:08:59 AM Hi Guys, Im about to build a PC ( 1st time ) The case I’m going to use for the build is s the Fractal design Define Mini http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=58 The CPU I’m going to get is the: i5 3550 This PC won’t be used for gaming, So I won’t be adding a graphics card. I will just use the integrated one. I would like to get some advice in determining which is the best motherboard from the two I’ve picked below They are: Asus P8H77-M Pro ($115) http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8H7... Asus P8Z77-M Pro ($135) http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7... I’ve gone over the specs of both boards and I can’t seem to find too much of a difference. The only differences I found are these: P8Z77-M Pro has x2 PCIe 3.0 has x6 USB 3.0 has x8 USB 2.0 has x3 chassis fan connectors P8H77-M Pro has x1 PCIe 3.0 has x4 USB 3.0 has x10 USB 2.0 has x2 chassis fan connectors So is it worth the extra $20 in price for the P8Z77-M Pro ? Your advice is much appreciated as this is all quite foreign to me and Im unsure which is a better board in general ? Advance thanks Jason More about : motherboard jasonwr6000 July 16, 2012 8:29:29 AM Anyone ? Score 0 xtreme5 a b V Motherboard July 16, 2012 8:37:39 AM well, it is clear that p8z77 m-pro is unique option. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mubin a b V Motherboard July 16, 2012 9:15:18 AM As you dont want to gaming and your cpu in non-overclocker version, so go for P8H77-M Pro. It is for non-overclock and has low cost. z77 mobo is for gaming, supports multi gpu(which you dont need, as you will use built-in) and overclocker and cost more. Score 0 jasonwr6000 July 16, 2012 10:48:17 AM hmmm, im still confused... i know i wont be overclocking etc, but isnt the p8z77 m pro worth the extra $20 considering it has more usb 3 and an extra PCIe ? thanks for the replies Score 0 xtreme5 a b V Motherboard July 16, 2012 10:49:04 AM it worth if money is not an issue. Score 0 Best solution mubin a b V Motherboard July 16, 2012 11:33:01 AM If you dont want to use more than one gpu then p8z77 m pro is not worth. Totally Useless, just throwing extra money. But if you have plan for upgrade later, then go for it if money is not an issue. Who knows what you want to do next. Maybe high end gaming. It is worth for $20 for future upgrade. Share jasonwr6000 July 17, 2012 6:22:48 AM Best answer selected by jasonwr6000. Score 0 nikorr a c 329 V Motherboard July 20, 2012 11:21:51 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !