ok , last time im going to ask this question before buying it. Which mother should i get for the 1155 CPU? I have the gigabyte ga z77x up5 th in mind? Any better mtoherboards at this price. Are all the pcie lanes good for 3 way sli? if i decide to/
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December 20, 2012 4:07:14 PM
first off do you need thunder bolt ports? second i would advise getting 1 or 2 really powerful video cards instead of getting 3.
i love the thunderbolt feature. I dont need it really. But just to make it furture proof i want it. Also since all the new iphone 5 have got it. Im a really regretful person. If i buy a wrong part. I will end up killing myself haha. so ye.
iphones do not have thunderbolt, they have a "lightning" port which is basically just a reversible ipod cable replacement that was implemented to help shrink the size of future devices. i believe its based on usb 3.0 because all macs have that as a standard now, though i could be wrong about that. thunderbolt accessories are ridiculously expensive and nothing is actually cost effective yet. whether or not thunderbolt will take off remains to be seen. i am sure it will eventually get cheap enough for regular consumers but for now usb 3.0 is fast enough with good devices and good usb controllers
an asrock exteme4. for higher end an asrock extreme6 with thunderbolt, higher than that probably that gigabyte board you first posted.
really think about it, do those features and having 10 bizillion usb ports really matter? i asked myself this when i started recommending boards and studied different boards and features for hours, what i concluded is that everything past $130 is just wasteful spending because you will never use those features.
ask your self this, how many graphics cards do you really want to run, how many usb 2.0 and 3.0 ports do you really need, look at thunderbolt accessories and see if the costs of them really makes you want to have that on a motherboard, do you need on-board wireless, all mobos with good vram heat sinks OC about the same some can go a bit higher than others but utlimately there will be a point were you will have to liquid cool which isnt cost effective, do you need msata/mini pci express
once you know what you need you can get something accordingly and might be able to save $100 in the process
Im avoiding as rock. I got so many people saying dont get it, becuase of poor overclocking and poor motherboard generally ... I am thinking, the asus p87zz - pro - thunderbolt? good or not?
December 20, 2012 6:33:05 PM
most z77 boards OC the same or similar and for a stable long term OC you dont want to go too high anyways. asrock makes a good competitive board. the gog 3 all have good and bad products, you cant judge a company by that if they are all equal. sure its good