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September 25, 2012 9:02:43 PM

Hello, I am trying to decide between 2 motherboards at the same price of 84.99
The first one is the AsRock z77 extreme 4 1155 ATX
The second one is the Gigabyte-z77X-UD3H 1155ATX
This is my gaming rig I am going to build and the graphics card might be upgraded if i can find the money

CPU: Intel Core i5 3750k unlocked $189.99

PSU: 500w Corsair Builder Series $49.99

CASE: Cooler Master HAF912 Mid-Tower ATX Case $59.99

GPU: HIS iCooler Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB DDR5 PCle 3.0 Video Card

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $32.99

HD: Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $64.99

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September 25, 2012 9:14:29 PM

i vote for gigabyte over asrock
September 25, 2012 9:21:37 PM

Why get such a powerful CPU, good motherboard, and such if you're getting a mere Radeon 7770 for your graphics? I don't know if it's an option for you, but an i3 or if you like to overclock, a Phenom II/FX build with a Radeon 7850 would probably be much better overall. If this is the build you want despite my recommendation, then I think that I'd go for the ASRock board, but the Gigabyte board would be great too. Either choice is good enough for me to say that if you're having trouble choosing, you could flip a coin on it.
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a b V Motherboard
September 25, 2012 9:22:16 PM

depending on the resolution, the 7770 is a very nice card.
September 25, 2012 9:24:39 PM

daswilhelm said:
depending on the resolution, the 7770 is a very nice card.


I agree wholeheartedly, but the 7850 is better at any resolution even if you need to bump up the AA to make use of it. Besides, at lower resolutions, AA is even more important.
September 25, 2012 9:31:26 PM

Im still a little undecisive over which one to buy, but my second choice of graphics card was either the 7850 or gtx 560ti, I am trying to get more money for it
September 25, 2012 9:33:24 PM

The 7850 is generally superior to the 560 Ti in performance while using far less power. If you can make it an option, then it is my recommendation.
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