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Best bang for buck z77 for gaming and overclocking

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December 11, 2012 12:19:06 PM

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 :??: 
December 11, 2012 1:01:58 PM

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.
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December 11, 2012 1:03:31 PM

Depends on your budget these two are solid choices though mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.techspot.com/review/521-intel-z77-motherboar... <--- review w/benchmarks

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2012/05/0... <--- review w/benchmarks



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


http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_p... <--- review w/benchmarks http://www.techreaction.net/2012/06/28/review-asus-p8z7... <--- review w/benchmarks
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December 11, 2012 1:53:07 PM

sorry guys forgot to write my budget. I live in southa Africa so bare in mind my budget is plus minus $190-$200 thats about R 1800-R2000
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December 11, 2012 6:50:14 PM

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.
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December 11, 2012 7:47:19 PM

I found 2 MSI boards reasonably priced its the msi z77a-gd65 & msi 77a-gd55 both have all the features i am looking for. Does anyone know the power phase design on them and how well they over clock.
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