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Mid Range Gaming Motherboard [Z77]

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July 16, 2012 12:32:15 PM

Hi,
I'm building a gaming PC. I'm planning to overclock only the processor(i5 2500K). I have no intention to do CrossFire/SLI or something else. But I just can't decide which motherboard to choose. What I'd come across so far:

-Asrock Z77 Extreme4

-Asrock Z77 PRO3

-MSI Z77A-G43

-MSI Z77A-G45

-MSI Z77A-GD55

Which one should I choose and why?
Thanks in advance.
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July 16, 2012 1:00:52 PM

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...


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July 16, 2012 1:02:06 PM

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

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July 16, 2012 1:02:48 PM

Just build a PC with this RAM + that^ CPU cooler and the same mobo. All works fine.
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
$59.99 + FREE SHIPPING
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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