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July 22, 2012 6:04:16 AM

I was wondering if this was a good motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 22, 2012 6:34:30 AM

Its OK, but I think your system deserves better mobo : )
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 22, 2012 6:34:39 AM

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 22, 2012 7:07:46 AM

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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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July 22, 2012 4:45:52 PM

Best answer selected by Techguy1.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 22, 2012 5:40:59 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 22, 2012 5:41:20 PM

Good luck!
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