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a b V Motherboard
December 13, 2012 8:58:58 PM

i want to do an itx gaming beast build but the choices for a socket 1155 board that supports a bit of OCing are very slim. i basically have a choice between these 3 boards:

asus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gigabyte:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

asrock:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the asus has the best usb 3.0 technology [proven in benches], the best rj45 [intel], more usb 3.0 ports, the best audio, the best OCing, the second best wireless card, esata [which i dont use]. it doesnt have a good color scheme and has a heck of a price tag

the asrock has the same amount of usb 3.0 ports but they are not as fast, it has the worst wireless card of the bunch [no widi or dual band], run of the mill rj45, descent OCing. its pretty average and doesnt seem to quite fulfill its price tag

the gigabyte supports widi but doesnt have dual band wifi, has on/off charging and triple power usb [more helpful than you might think, i currently have a gigabyte board and charge my phone on it while its off, its better to charge over usb than an AC adapter for your batteries sake], it has dual rj45s which probably wouldnt give me any real world benefits, from what i have read its not the best OCer, has the worst audio of the bunch, but it has the best price tag.

the wireless card might be switched out in the future and replaced with a intel ultimate n capable of 450mbps or a bigfoot card capable of 450mbps

the components i have are:
*i5-2500k
*8gb of 1600mhz ddr3
*gtx 670
*fractal node 304 itx case
*850w psu [over kill but its from my old build when i was debating sli-ing gtx 480s, but i went the 670 route to save on my power bill]
*antec kuhler 620
a b V Motherboard
December 13, 2012 9:37:12 PM

Grab the Gigabyte and a wireless stick, Asus board is ridiculously expensive. Oh and the widi Support on the Gigabyte is awesome!
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 13, 2012 9:40:56 PM

redeemer said:
Grab the Gigabyte and a wireless stick, Asus board is ridiculously expensive. Oh and the widi Support on the Gigabyte is awesome!

widi isnt supported by i5-2500k apparently, i thought it was supported on both sandy and ivy, but thats only for mobile processors =/
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
December 13, 2012 9:44:31 PM

oops i was wrong about that. thats what they said in the video overview
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