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Is this a good motherboard?

I was wondering if this was a good motherboard.

My Gaming Build is..

Processor- Intel Core I5 2500k
Video Card- Sapphire Radeon hd 7850
Motherboard- ? Need some help
Power Supply- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Cooler- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler
OS- Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks ;)
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  1. Its OK, but I think your system deserves better mobo : )
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    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

  3. I have to agree with Nikorr. The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is a very capable and reliable board.

    I myself just did a build with the BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 motherboard with very good results. I however, would not buy this motherboard for an Ivy Bridge CPU as it has an overclocking issues with Ivy chips.

    I still vote for the ASRock Extreme4 but the Biostar is only $95 so if price is important you'll be able to save some money with the Z68 (even though you'll lose a decent number of features).

    EDIT: You can't really crossfire with the Biostar board as it uses the Z68's chipset PCI-E lanes for the second PCI-E x16 slot which in turn makes it a 4x slot electrically. Latency also goes up to unacceptable levels which would make micro-stuttering horrible. In summary, if you're not going to crossfire ever, it's a decent board.
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  6. Good luck!
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