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August 12, 2012 12:58:47 PM

I've decided on an i5 3570k.

Have a GeForce 9600 GSO and a tower.

Need :
MB (I assume I need a z75/z77),
ram,
power supply (what's adequate ?),
monitor (26" minimum),
HDD (value pick here)

Use: lots of HD video streaming (watching), some dvds, might get into some gaming down the road (I don't think it would ever be an all consuming hobby for me)

Question: Is there something in some of the more expensive boards that would be worth having. Newegg has an ASRock Z75 Pro3 for $85 (5 star rating). Should I go higher ?

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August 12, 2012 3:08:59 PM

If you plan on overclocking, I'd go 10$ higher and get a Z77 version of the same board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I see no reason for you to go higher than this.
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August 13, 2012 10:02:03 AM

I wouldn't say the Gigabyte board provides any more features that you could take use of than what the ASrock board does for those 5$. Personally I'd stick with the ASrock Pro3.
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August 13, 2012 10:19:17 AM

Best answer selected by bigAL23.
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August 13, 2012 10:24:02 AM

For better OC, I would go with this one, it has more phases 8+4 vs 4+2 listed above.

That offers better stability when overclocked.

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.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


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