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MOBO i7 3770K For Graphic Design / Multi-Tasking

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Best MOBO for i-7 3770K and Graphic Design/Multi-Tasking

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  • Asus Maximus V Extreme
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  • Maximus V Formula
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  • Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX
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  • Maximus V GENE
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  • P8Z77-V
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  • P8Z77-V DELUXE
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  • P8Z77-V Pro
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  • P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT
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  • Gigabyte GA-Z77-UP5 TH or UP4TH
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  • GA-Z77 (Please specify Model)
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October 8, 2012 2:28:51 AM

Please comment if you have the time on your choice or other options. I am also open to suggestions on my other build choices. I have researched for months on all my CPU/MOBO/SSD ect. options but have no real hands on experience. This is my first build so wish me luck! ;) 

Please note that I do not game but I do multi-task and use adobe products and other graphic related products as I multi-task.
October 8, 2012 3:47:38 AM

Even i'm wondering which motherboard is better for my i7 3770k.
ASUS P8z77-v pro or MSI z77a-GD65, Still not sure which is superior but ASUS v pro has good features....hmm,ASUS delux is the best z77, sadly it is not available at my place.Go for it :) 
October 8, 2012 4:03:24 AM

lol...I'm struggling with the Asus Maximus Extreme or V Formula/ThunderFX, which seem to have lots of cooling options for fun customization or the Gigabyte GA-Z77-UP5TH which is much more budget friendly and has great reviews. Way too many options!!! ;)  Keep me updated on your choice. lol ;) 
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October 8, 2012 4:18:50 AM

Go for ASUS Maximus V Extreme Only if you want features like (Quad sli or Crossfire), made for extreme overclockers who want to push above 5ghz.I wont go for this motherboard even if i want to.
Would you put two or three gpus?? personally i dont like three or four-way SLI, it generates too much heat and power drawing beast.Gigabyte UD5 or ASUS V PRO is the way to go.Since we both have the same CPU :) , we can Overclock it to 4.5-4.8ghz if needed (I'm goin with ASUS Z77 v pro)
For now this CPU @ stock can handle all the stuff easily.By the way what ram & GPU are you usin?
October 8, 2012 4:34:12 AM

http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?p...

Ok, so I think after 3 days of research this is the one! It has several great features and is user friendly. I love the Wifi/Bluetooth that allows my desktop to be anywhere without excess cords and cables. I need to research more on thunderbolt tech but it seems to allow more options and diversity of devices. ;) 
October 8, 2012 4:45:01 AM

You are much more knowledgeable on all of this so don't laugh if I don't understand it all yet. ;) 

I love that you are getting the Asus so I can ask you for updates for comparison. I've read so many mixed reviews and although I was sold on Asus, the Gigabyte seems to be more affordable and a bitter fit for a newbe. ;) 

Great question on GPU as I wanted to ask you the same. I found a

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition $270.00 Amazon

This seems to be the best value as the 680 was $380.00-500.00

I really want the 690! It is so sleek and kicked butt in reviews.

My question is do I need another GPU and what would you suggest?
October 8, 2012 5:03:15 AM


I know this is expensive but I love the look and am looking for a very open case to show off my new goodies! ;) 

Kingston Technology HyperX Predator 32GB Kit (4 x 8GB) 1600MHz
October 8, 2012 5:22:17 AM

I'm 17 ;)  Tweaking around stuff helps determining performance and also using intensive application helps judging components, thats how i build systems since the c2q time :) 

Anyways back to Z77 , both ASUS & gigabyte have Wifi and are built usin quality components for stability and OC.Now go for the one which suits your style.

If you are searching for 600 series GPU, i would suggest MSI GTX 660 ti Power edition.I'm currently using GTX 560 ti Hawk (happy with its performance), MSI GPUS have superior heatsink for cooling and OC capability :) 
I ran tests on Zotac & XFX GPUs in the past and have seen temperature skyrocketing, temperature plays a big role in stability so yeah get MSI if available (Gigabyte SOCs have had heat issues in the past).

It feels good helping others, good luck with the build :) 
a b V Motherboard
October 8, 2012 5:21:17 PM

AGNEWTOGD said:
Please comment if you have the time on your choice or other options. I am also open to suggestions on my other build choices. I have researched for months on all my CPU/MOBO/SSD ect. options but have no real hands on experience. This is my first build so wish me luck! ;) 

Please note that I do not game but I do multi-task and use adobe products and other graphic related products as I multi-task.


As you are not gaming, no need to go with Asus Maximus Formula V. Go with the cheap Z77 mobo. It will be fine for your work.

Go with this one for $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Still it is great for high end gaming with multi-gpu and your adobe products. Have fun.
October 12, 2012 7:03:22 PM

So you dont think I need a better Motherboard for multi tasking? Why? I'm just trying to understand the functional aspects of the mobo's. What components do you recommend for speed in the build? Thanks by the way! ;) 
a b V Motherboard
October 13, 2012 5:49:48 AM

For multitasking, cpu is the fact, not mobo. If the mobo supports cpu and cpu supports multitasking, then no need to think about it. The fact is if the mobo supports a high-end cpu which can multi-task @ high-speed.

As you choose i7-3770k, its very good for multi-tasking with 8mb cache and 4 core with 8 thread. And any z77 will support i7-3770k. You will get same performance for multitasking.

Also get at least 8gb of memory if you are heavy multitasker ans use memory intensive program. It will give you speed too. Also a SSD could be handy. What king of program and multitasking do you want to use?
October 13, 2012 8:39:25 PM

I am using all of the adobe products. I use Photoshop and illustrator simultaneously as well as Outlook. I have add that works to my advantage but requires that I do many things at a time. I'm usually researching with many windows open as i do.

Thank you sooo much for your advice and any additional advice is very welcome!
a b V Motherboard
October 14, 2012 5:01:42 AM

If you are serious editor(i guess which is), LGA 2011 i7-3960x will be very useful for your heavy multitask. You need a x79 mobo with high budget like $2000. That cpu will cost you $1000.

If you have some high budget for your system, then you must go for it to get high speed. Or you can go even higher, like Xeon processor. Totally depends on your budget. What is your budget?
October 18, 2012 7:18:07 PM

I would like to stay under 300.00 on the mobo because I've spent a bit more than expected. I have the following so far:

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2xDVI-D/HDMI/D-SUB SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N650OC-2GI - $139.99

Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770
by Intel - $300.00

OCZ Technology 128GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT - $100.00

NZXT ca-ph410-g1 Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case Gunmetal with Black Trim - $100.00

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) - $25.00

Kingston Technology HyperX Predator 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 PC3-12800 CL9 DIMM Motherboard Memory XMP T2 Series KHX16C9T2K2/8X - $50.00

Kingston Hyperx Cooling Fan Accessory - Black - $24.00

I need/want:

Mobo
BlueRay Read/Write
Power Supply
Internal drive
Fans

a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2012 8:03:10 PM

As you are not gaming, you dont need to spend $140 on gpu. For $70 with 2gb ddr3 6570 will be enough for you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For psu, you dont need high watt. 450w is enough for you. But i just pick 550w for future update.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For ODD, lite-on is always best
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For HDD WD Black is good for you. As you select SSD, which will be good for your editing. So 1TB hdd is good for storage.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You case has enough fan. So you dont need any. But for cpu you can buy a hyper evo for $36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As i recommended gigabyte mobo with free memory you dont need to spend on memoy.
October 18, 2012 8:33:55 PM

You are awesome!!! Thank you sooo much for taking the time to help!
October 18, 2012 8:50:48 PM

Ok so I'm being a brat can you please give me an option that is a bit more fun for my first build and what do I need for wifi?

How about a fun Gigabyte not "Micro" by the way what is the real deal with "Micro"

From my stalking I believe the Gigabyte is your fav so give me the 411 on these or maybe a better selection....This is my last question...I promise...on this thread anyway...;)

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI DVI/HDMI Dual UEFI BIOS mATX Motherboard GA-Z77MX-D3H $130.00

Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard (GA-Z77X-UP4-TH) $200.00

Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard with BT4.0/Wi-Fi (GA-Z77X-UP5-TH) $240.00

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH - LGA1155 Intel Z77 Chipset ATX Motherboard DDR3 SATA 6Gb/s DVI/HDMI PCIE3.0 Gigabit LAN 7.1CH HD Audio WiFi USB3.0 $270.00









a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2012 9:15:12 PM

No problem with asking question. We are here to answer. Ask a ton of question and we will answer ton. :) 

And yes gigabyte is my fav as it is ultra durable and very good for overclocking. But this asus is good for price as you need wifi. Its cost $185. Gigabyte will cost more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 18, 2012 10:29:53 PM

Which Gigabyte would you recommend? I really want a board I can learn with...
October 18, 2012 10:41:10 PM

Hey that was in my amazon gold box for only 166.00 with 0 shipping! Thanks!!!!!!
a b V Motherboard
October 19, 2012 7:44:44 AM

ASUS P8Z77-V? Then its great.

You can also learn from asus board. No problem. If you want to use gigabyte, then your have to pay $25 more. Thats why i suggest asus. It has every thing you need with $25 less than gigabyte.

This is the gigabyte board for $210, GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You should go with asus to same money. Asus is also a great brand.
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