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Decide Best Motherboard of these 7 for PC Build

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July 31, 2012 1:16:02 AM

BUILD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dhHe

I am trying to decide which of these 7 motherboards I should put in the build featured above (please ignore current selection of motherboard in there). I am a little lost on which of these would be the best. I need help to decide please. The main purpose of the build featured above is to serve as a great multitasking system. It will be good for Adobe software and then will be a decent gamer. That's what ideally want the motherboard to represent.

Below are the choices. If you could give me a number and a reason, that would be awesome. THANKS!

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MOBO #1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO #2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO #3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO #4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO #5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO #6: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO #7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a comparison of the 7, if that helps:
http://krunchd.com/mobocomparison

thanks again!
August 1, 2012 12:28:56 AM

I recommend mobo#2 , the AsRock Pro3. It's got some nice features, good reliability, and is good looking to boot. Also, try to avoid foxconn.
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August 2, 2012 2:56:14 PM

The Z77. I'd get the better chipset if I were you.
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August 2, 2012 4:42:59 PM

The ASRock Z77 Pro3 is what I would go with. Also change the memory you have selected as the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors only support DDR 3 at 1.5v ±5% (1.425v to 1.575v). Using memory that has a higher voltage can damage the memory controller on the processor.
August 2, 2012 4:50:18 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The ASRock Z77 Pro3 is what I would go with. Also change the memory you have selected as the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors only support DDR 3 at 1.5v ±5% (1.425v to 1.575v). Using memory that has a higher voltage can damage the memory controller on the processor.


Perfect, selected that motherboard. And I caught your message earlier regarding this, but I didn't update it on the list. I ordered 1.5v Crucial sport Ballisitix 2x4GB instead. Nice catch, thanks!
August 2, 2012 5:02:13 PM

Quick update: Thanks to local MicroCenter prices, I could also do the ASRock Fatal1ty P67, Biostar TZ77A and the ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3. Do any of these motherboards surpass the Z77 Pro 3?
August 3, 2012 2:20:30 AM

Try staying away foxconn and biostar.
August 3, 2012 3:50:21 AM

storm slider said:
Try staying away foxconn and biostar.


Alrighty. So, should I go with the ASRock Fatal1ty P67, ASRock Z77 Pro3, or ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3? Or do you have another recommended motherboard that isn't more than $110?
August 3, 2012 4:29:07 AM

jackattack923 said:
Alrighty. So, should I go with the ASRock Fatal1ty P67, ASRock Z77 Pro3, or ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3? Or do you have another recommended motherboard that isn't more than $110?


The ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 seems the best you'll get out of those. You should go with that.
August 3, 2012 5:01:42 AM

Alright. Out of curiosity, what is the difference between the Z68, Z77 and P67 north bridges? Is the Z68 in your opinion best for me?

EDIT: I can also add "MSI Z77A-G43" to the list. Would that compete against the other motherboards?
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