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October 10, 2012 4:47:05 PM

Hi, this is my first build and i dont know wich of these motherboards are better.

this are the motherboards
MSI Z77A-G45 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is my build list, i'm trying to build a good gaming, video editing and future proofed computer, my budget is like 1680$-1700$ and cant get more, what should i change and why? i will not change the i7 for a i5 :D  so thats not an option, thanks.

180 - COOLER MASTER HAF X
410 - MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670
330 - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz - 135 w
45 - SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
90 - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
200 - ASUS VS248H-P Black 24"
105 - OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB
90 - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
55 - Logitech G500
70 - RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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a c 180 V Motherboard
October 10, 2012 6:47:49 PM

Right now your build list is at $1575 without a motherboard and while you said that you don't want to change the cpu are there other parts that you don't want to change. Are the Mb that you listed the only ones you will consider?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $379.99 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

Just a couple of changes to less expensive parts that will do the same as what you had but for less money and the savings is $90 which you can put towards a good motherboard that will be good for overclocking wich looks like you are planning on doing.

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a motherboard that has a load of features and will be good for overclocking , with the money saved from those changes it does fit into your budget limit of $1700. To make it easier to afford you could pick up a standard keyboard and mouse and save another $75, then later it would be very easy to get the keyboard and mouse that you really want when you have a chance to save up some more money.
You can look at this whole deal and see what you think , it may or may not be something that you want to do but it's something to consider. The parts that are the hardest to change should be the parts that you should get to keep and the others can be changed easier to something else if you want to.
The keepers are motherboard and cpu, hard driveand power supply and case, everything else can be changed if it's something that you want to do to something better. Naturally the video card is a keeper but it's one of those things that can be easily changed.
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October 11, 2012 1:28:38 AM

EVGA FTW is better than the MSI PE/OC?
About the cooler, i want a good air solution for overclocking, not a lot but where i live we can reach 40-45c at 12pm, and i cant have the a/c on all day, thats why i choose the case too, it have good air flow.

i was thinkin to change the monitor to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and save another 30$ for motherboard, im not a heavy gamer so i dont need the 2ms response. with this i can buy the asrock z77 extreme 4.

about the mouse and keyboard, i need a good mouse for now, keyboard i dont know, what keyboard are good with anti-ghosting and cheaper?
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a c 180 V Motherboard
October 11, 2012 2:19:54 AM

The Evga card is better and with Evga the FTW models are the better models since they come with a higher stock clock.
The coolermaster v-6 is as good as the Noctua , the 3570k doesn't overclock that high anyway.
I have the HAF-X case and after looking at the stryker case the cooling air flow looks as good.
The Asus board was recomended because it is an all around solid board and has a lot of ratures that other boards don't have. I have tried many boards from different manufacturers and I go with Asus because of those features. But if you've never experienced those features then you won't know what your missing with the Asrock board.
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October 21, 2012 4:12:47 AM

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