Solved Reason to go more expensive on mobo ? Tags: Motherboards Product Last response: August 13, 2012 10:24 AM in Motherboards Share bigAL23 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 $85 (5 star rating). Should I go higher ? More about : reason expensive mobo Best solution nafoni August 12, 2012 3:08:59 PM If you plan on overclocking, I'd go 10$ 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. bigAL23 August 13, 2012 1:10:57 AM nafoni said: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. I just checked newegg for a cpu/mobo combo deal. They had a different MB paired with the 3570k. What do you think about the comparison between the two boards ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Related resources Why is this intel deal significantly more expensive than the AMD one? - Forum Nvidia's GTX 570, or a newer, more expensive card? - Forum ati 64mb, or the more expensive 32mb GTS2 - Forum AMD MORE EXPENSIVE THAN INTEL? - Forum What's the difference between a cheaper and more expensive Mobo ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nafoni 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. bigAL23 August 13, 2012 10:19:17 AM Best answer selected by bigAL23. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI see absolutely no reason to go Intel now ForumWhy is the slower CPU more expensive ? ForumWait, now I DO see a reason to go Intel ForumCpu upgrade or much more expensive mobo bundle? ForumLeast Expensive Full HD 1920x1080 17" Laptop ForumAnyone know why SSDs were discounted and now more expensive ? ForumCheap build vs Expensive build ForumNew gaming rig: AMD instead of more expensive intel, could this be ok? ForumWhy would you get an expensive motherboard? ForumPc gaming isn't that expensive ForumWhy has memory gotten more expensive the past few months? ForumWhen we finally can’t attained athletic subject, Forum[Solved] New build need advice on a new mobo ForumMobo Problems ForumCan i combine these memory in this mobo? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !