hi guys i am new to to the world overclocking and sort of new to high computing esp with Intel my current rig is a fx 6100 @ 4.3 ghz stable 8 hours prime 95 on asus m5a78lm-usb3. I am going to joining Intel in 3 week or the new year long story short What is the best bang for buck z77 board. I want usb 3.0, sli and xfire, 3 or more pcie slots a flopy connector is possible I want to be able to game and overclock my I5 3570k to 4.5ghz. or should I just keep my fx 6100 and get a better board for it
any help will be very much appreciated cuz I am really confused
I bought the ASRock Exteme4 back in October and I'm very happy with it. It was only $100 or $110 when I got it on sale. I could only afford an i3 3220 though so until I can get an i5 3570k I'm afraid I can't comment on overclocking. I'm very happy with the mobo so far.
You're getting kinda close to the next gen of chips comming I think (not sure how close) so you may want to look into that. They will take a new socket.
I would have to agree on the ASRock Z77 Extreme4. However if you have a hard time getting it you might try the Intel® DZ77SL-50K while it doesn't support SLI or Xfire it is still a nice board that should allow you to overclock and comes with a 3 year warranty.