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Which z77 mobo for an i5-3570k?

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November 18, 2012 2:14:14 PM

Hey guys, Im planning to build a PC in the coming week or so. I've decided to ge tthe i5-3570k as my processor, but im having a tough time deciding on a motherboard.

I dont know much about motherboards these days, but I guess I need a z77 mobo. And since I'm on a budget, I would really like some help regarding which to choose.

I want to go for this motherboard:

It is a MSI z77-g41 motherboard priced at $79.99 after a $10 rebate, and is the cheapest I could find, but people are telling me not to go with this. Is this a bad motherboard?

Other suggestions have been

Which is $125 after rebate.


Which is at $159

As you can see these are way more expensive than the MSI board.

What do you suggest?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. :) 

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November 18, 2012 3:32:01 PM

That MSI is a budget board and some of their budget boards have had power issues overclocking. (do not know that one) For the price it is good but bare in mind that it might not allow for max overclock.
I have the Asus P8Z77V-LK and am very happy with it, It will allow for SLI and CF as well which the MSI does not.