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H61, P67, Z68 or Z77 for a i7 2600/2700k

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August 12, 2012 8:44:54 PM

Hibguys and as tou may or may not know i am getting a few computer n 2month maybe. So the specs:

8gb ddr3 1600 ram 2x4gb
Gtx 660 ti (when its released ofc)
I7 2600k/2700k
750w ocz psu
--motherboard--
Haf 922 case (full atx)

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So all the Mobos in the title support 1155 but what will i need for this? Im not gonna overclock but maybe a bit to 4ghz etc..
I dont really want to spend too much on him maybe £90 no less. I sw an asus one on scan.co.uk full atx for £89. Thanks guys btw it was a Z77. So what will i Need?

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Edit i just relized there was a z75. :D 
a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2012 8:59:31 PM

I'd get the Z77 asus, if you ever want to crossfire 660ti's it will prove useful, and will give you plenty of OC headroom. Avoid the H61, both P67 and Z68 would be fine really but Z77 is the best of the bunch.
a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2012 9:03:49 PM

If you're going to overclock even a little bit then the cheaper ones (H61) are out of question. H61 also does not support SLI/Crossfire just so you know.

I'm not sure about prices but for that budget I think you can get a decent P67 or maybe even a Z68. They will both have many more features than a H61 and will also support Ivy Bridge for future upgrades.

Personally I think it would be a waste of money for you to get a Z77. The main differences between a Z77 and a Z68 is that the former allows you to use higher speed memory and it gives you PCI-E 3.0 when using an Ivy Bridge CPU which you don't have.
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August 13, 2012 1:13:01 PM

Thank you very much to you both for your replies :) .

Maybe i will go SLI in future. I have always though Z77 is the best way to go but i was just checking if it wasn't overkill.

Here is the ASUS one i found:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z77-v-lx-intel-z7...(x16)-dvi-d-hdmi-d-sub-(vga)-

I just wondered if this had fan control because someone said that some ASUS motherboards have software which controls fans. I wold like this.
a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 3:13:34 PM

All motherboards have fan control AFAIK. However you can only control those connected by a 3 pin to the motherboard. Fans connected to the PSU are not controlled and will run at full speed all the time. If this is a problem you can always buy a fan controller panel or switch some wires around to have them run at half the speed
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 5:15:47 PM

I would focus on picking up an Z77 board like the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or the Intel® DZ77SL-50K. They are both solid boards with the abilily help you overclock the processor. The H61, H67 and H77 are not designed to support overclocked so even using one of these unlocked processors won't help you to overclock on a board that doesn't support it.
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