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Which motherboard should I buy ?

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November 13, 2012 3:11:00 PM

Which is the best motherboard :
MSI Z77-G45 Thunderbolt
Asus p8-z77 v

They both cost the same so I'm wandering which should I buy
I'll be using it with an i5 3570k or an i7 3770k and I will be overclocking.

Thanks for any help

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a c 196 V Motherboard
November 13, 2012 4:10:10 PM

I usually prefer ASUS products but Thunderbolt is a new awesome technology that may become prominent in the next few years.

If they are the same price, go for the MSI rather.

Another few things to consider, the ASUS has onboard wireless, the MSI has 3 PCI-e ports while the ASUS only has 2.

But I would still pick the MSI.

a c 75 V Motherboard
November 13, 2012 4:10:47 PM

In the price range you are looking at take a look at this article. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri... It covers most of the board under $160. I would go with the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and match it up with the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K (for gaming) or Intel Core i7-3770K (for media creation).
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a c 196 V Motherboard
November 13, 2012 4:14:47 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
In the price range you are looking at take a look at this article. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri... It covers most of the board under $160. I would go with the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and match it up with the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K (for gaming) or Intel Core i7-3770K (for media creation).


LOL my exact build. Yes I like the Extreme4 but it has neither the Wifi or the Thunderblot. So if it is not much more expensive than the Extreme4, I would also prefer one of those.
a c 148 V Motherboard
November 13, 2012 4:15:54 PM

MSI makes nice video cards, but I would not buy one of their mobos, after reading too much commentary on weak VRMs that pop under load.
OTOH, although I've personally had bad luck with Asus' video cards (2/4 RMA), their mobos have been bullet proof.
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