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Which motherboard to buy

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Which way to go?

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  • ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z (i5 2500k)
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  • ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (i5 3570K)
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September 9, 2012 2:18:41 PM

Hello guys!
Soon i will buy new gaming rig and I have some hard time to decide which motherboard to buy. Im deciding
between ASUS Maximus IV Extreme - Z(Z68) and ASUS Sabertooth (Z77).

I have 2 combination of build

(Ivy Bridge)ASUS Sabertooth Z77, CPU: i5 3570K

(Sand Bridge) ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z: i5 2500K

I want to overcloock CPU to 4,6ghz.

For my build i will use:
Case: Corsair 650D
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7970
PSU: Corsair GS700
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
CPU Cooler: H80

Thank You! :) 

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September 9, 2012 2:45:29 PM

Depends on how many 'HD 7970' GPU(s); 1-2 then the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 or 3 Maximus IV Extreme-Z.

I would look at the ASUS Maximus V FORMULA (Z77) + i5-3570K, it offers better sound and some added features. If getting a Corsair 650D then add this adapter to the purchase ->

/edit - I would look at either the Corsair TX/HX/AX series or SeaSonic PSU's. For a few bucks more the Corsair H100.