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August 3, 2012 3:10:04 PM

Hi. I'm thinking pick a new mobo.

My specs now:
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz 6MB LGA 1155 Quad Core
GFX: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC Edition 2GB GDDR5
Burner: DVD Sony Dual Layer Black Sata
Case: AeroCool XPredator Black Edition Full Tower
Memory: 2 x DDR3 G.Skill F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT 4GB 1333MHz
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-600G 600W ATX/EPS ATX 2.31
Mobo: Asus P8H61-M LX LGA 1155
Screen: 2 x LCD LED Samsung S22A300B 21,5" Full HD
SSD Kingston SVP200S3B/120G 120GB Sata III
HD 2TB 5400rpm

I want is:
Get a better performance with SSD, (actual mobo only have sata 2)
Overclock I5 (I'll swap stock cooler, and buy new one for case)
Maybe, setup a Crossfire
Couples USB 3.0

How about this models:
Asus P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABE...

I'm from Brazil, here price is a lot overpriced if compared to USA, but i'm thinking about R$ 1000/U$ 492.199 (Asus Sabertooth z77 price). And don't want to waste money in something my hardware barely use.

I put all asus because I always used this brand for mobo, and don't know quality of others. May be other if somebody thinks there is a better choice.

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August 3, 2012 4:35:16 PM

Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 is all you would need. The Sabertooth is overkill. The PRO has some extra USB ports and some other small features. If you don't need all the extra USB ports on the mobo (you case might have a few for example) then don't bother with the PRO. If you do have some extra money and want to get a bit more then the PRO wouldn't be a bad idea. They would both overclock the same though.
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August 3, 2012 7:22:58 PM

trapper said:
Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 is all you would need. The Sabertooth is overkill. The PRO has some extra USB ports and some other small features. If you don't need all the extra USB ports on the mobo (you case might have a few for example) then don't bother with the PRO. If you do have some extra money and want to get a bit more then the PRO wouldn't be a bad idea. They would both overclock the same though.


My case have 4 usb on front panel (3x usb 2.0 and 1x 3.0), so the Asus P8Z77-V LGA would be enough.

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All of those boards are great. Wow, those prices are crazy. Can you find ASRock there? They are cheaper and just as good as Asus. Stay away from crossfire, you won't need it and it can cause a lot of problems (microstutter, drivers, games). An SSD is a great upgrade. I use Crucial M4s.


I found some Asrock:
Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Lga 1155 (R$ 798 / U$ 393.53)
Asrock Z77 Extreme6 Lga 1155 (R$ 658 / U$ 324.49)

But I don't know this brand. These are good in reliability?


The amount I payed (R$ 4527 / U$ 2232.469) for all the pieces here, could be a lot better there.

For this same amount i could buy a GTX 690 alone Here. LoL.
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August 13, 2012 10:59:01 AM

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