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Can't decide what MOBO to buy for 3770k

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November 27, 2012 12:15:26 PM

I need a PC guru's opinion and NOT BIAS!!!! Truly I'm a ASUS fan at heart but when it comes to motherboards I always think go with Gigabyte first. With a i7-3770K on the way I need to figure out what board to go with something like a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H or a ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77. I've head horror stories with DOA asus's and failed PCI slots. Need help deciding on something stable and if I want to OC like hell it wont die on me. Strong evidence will be taken in consideration more.

Current PC's:

Current Rig(1):
Antec 900 | Core i7 860 @ stock clock | PNY GTX 470 | Intel DP55WG | 8GB OCZ Dual Chan | Intel X-25M 80GB, (4)1TB WD Black | Earthwatt 500w |

Current Rig(2)
Cooler Master HAF932 | Intel i7-970 | Gigabtye UD3R MOBO | Corsair H50 | Intel X25-M | Nvidia GTX 580 | 6GB Corsair Dominators | (2) WD Black 1TB | Corsair GS 750 Watt PSU |

Asus Q500A-BHI5N01 Laptop

ASUS Transformer

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November 27, 2012 1:57:17 PM

If you are looking to OC heavily you are going to want to go with either one of the Asus ROG boards (Maximus V) or the Gigabyte GA Z77X-UP7 since they are designed to clock heavily. The gigabyte currently holds the world record, and the 33phase CPU power delivery cycle is rock solid.
November 27, 2012 2:44:06 PM

Awesome i guess ill lean more towards the gigabyte boards then. I already have the UD3R for my 970 and no complaints. The UP7 seems a bit out of my price range but i might just save up and get it. It seems like a awesome board i wish it had at least one esata input on the back though. My dual HDD docking station is either usb 2.0 or Esata.
a c 123 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
November 27, 2012 2:51:34 PM

With that many PCI lanes you can always just grab a PCIe 1x or 4x and put a eSATA card in there. They generally have better performance anyways.

I know it's a bit pricey, but I am saving up for it as well.