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Looking for a LGA 1155 mobo

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July 28, 2012 9:52:57 PM

Hey, guys. I'm trying to find a motherboard for a Intel Core i-5 3570K I'll be getting. Problem is, this will be my first major intel build and I don't know where to start. I'm willing to spend around 100 and I do want to overclock at some point in the future but by not much. I also plan on using about 8gb of ram and I need to it have on board video if possible (as back up). Last, it needs to have at least one pci slot for my sound card and of course be reliable.

That leaves a lot of options so I don't' really know what to go with. Anyone have some recommendations?

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July 28, 2012 11:27:05 PM

That CPU already has on chip video so you're covered there. Now if you want to overclock you could go with one of these 3 chipsets: P67,Z68,Z77.

The first two(P67,Z68) will probably be cheaper but may require a BIOS flash to use an Ivy Bridge.

The last one (Z77) is made with Ivy Bridge CPU's in mind and has all the goodies you could ask for (overclocking,sli/crossfire,PCI-e 3.0,etc) but will be more expensive.

Frankly I think all motherboards using LGA1155 socket will allow you to use 8GB RAM and will have one pci slot.

Long story short you're looking for something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or if you prefer another brand I'm sure they will have a similar product
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July 29, 2012 7:15:50 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.

Read the Toms review Seven Sub-$160 Z77 Express Motherboards, Reviewed
@ http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...

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 29, 2012 12:17:23 PM

you could try use this ASUS p8z77-mATX
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8975
its very good, i use it it fits with a LGA 1155 pin cpu

with 8g ram and a intel i3 3.3 dual core i installed win 7 64bit in 10-15 minutes,i had a western digital 2T harddrive.
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July 31, 2012 2:20:04 AM

Alright. Thanks, I'll look into these. ^_^

edit: actually, I'm not sure about the ASrock one. I don't like what people are saying in the reviews. I trust Gigabyte more but there aren't many reviews. The ASUS P8Z77-M seems like the best bet but again, there aren't many reviews to go by. Reliability is a big factor also.
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July 31, 2012 8:56:48 AM

Personally I prefer Gigabyte or ASUS over ASRock or Biostar however you will have people saying otherwise. Unless there's a major flaw or advantage from one brand to another I simply choose whichever I like the most. The differences are not significant and I get some peace of mind
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August 1, 2012 7:27:21 PM

Try the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H. It's a reliable, cheap, and good looking motherboard to boot.
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