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Which Z77 Motherboard under $150

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December 18, 2012 1:42:53 AM

I'm making a build with a 3770k ($220 at microcenter, couldn't pass it up) and I'm wondeirng what cheap motherboard I should get.
Here is what I've been thinking, but I'm not sure. Is the gigabyte one good?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0Nv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0Nv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0Nv/benchmarks/

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 1.25GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Other: CPU - Intel 3770k (microcenter Deal - they have a bunch in stock at the boston one) ($229.00)
Total: $778.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 22:42 EST-0500)

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December 18, 2012 11:14:33 PM

get an asrock extreme4, its the best value for the money
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December 18, 2012 11:23:26 PM

I wouldn't change the mobo, the one you have is a good one, the asrock z77 extreme 4 is also good, but the gigabyte at that price offers about the same features and it's a really good board.
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December 18, 2012 11:36:43 PM

the only advantages the gigabyte has are an msata port and 2 more usb 3.0 ports. unfortunately gigabyte boards go with really cheap usb controllers and audio [made by via] which are slow and unreliable, this isnt always the case as they have good higher end boards but for the most part you want to aoid anything with components by VIA.

the asrock is better for OCing, better for SLI/xfire, supports more types of ram
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December 19, 2012 12:36:00 AM

Anonymous said:
the only advantages the gigabyte has are an msata port and 2 more usb 3.0 ports. unfortunately gigabyte boards go with really cheap usb controllers and audio [made by via] which are slow and unreliable, this isnt always the case as they have good higher end boards but for the most part you want to aoid anything with components by VIA.

the asrock is better for OCing, better for SLI/xfire, supports more types of ram

ok thanks man. How is their reliability
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December 19, 2012 2:40:55 AM

all the big mobo brands have about the same reliability [gigabyte, asus, asrock] they are all pretty reliable, there is always a few bad eggs
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December 19, 2012 2:25:10 PM

Best answer selected by qzyxya.
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December 19, 2012 5:10:01 PM

I just purchased an Asus P8Z77-V LK from NewEgg three weeks ago. Was on sale + mail-in rebate which brought the price to $115.
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