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December 31, 2012 5:55:21 PM

So I'm doing a new build here in the next couple months and not quite sure what to look for in a Mobo. I have been looking at 3. ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (I like the style) ASRock OC Formula ( I intend to OC a 3770k to 5GHz on water) and the MSI Z77 MPOWER. I'm not sure which one I need, the more I could save the better but price reall isnt an issue though I would like to not go over $250, that way it leave room for some better GPU's. I don't know what Mobo's will affect what I intend to do. I will be doing... of course massive amounts of gaming. I will be doing some video editing, I have a very high speed internet connection ( nearly 200Mb/s) I intend to Raid 2 SSD's in Raid 0 and 2 HDD's probably also Raid 0 but not certain of that, I will also be using SLI/CF for either 2 GTX 680's or 670's, or 2 7970's (havent decided yet). Is one of those Mobo's better for my needs or could I go for something a bit cheaper that will Maximize my performance from all my components. Thanks in advance.

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December 31, 2012 6:14:08 PM

asrock extreme4 if its on sale, otherwise, I recommend going with gigabyte z77x-d3h or ud3h. Gigabyte has great features that can come in handy, like dual-bios or virtu-mvp.

EDIT: I realized you plan to oc. definitely get the GA Z77X-UD3H
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December 31, 2012 6:19:21 PM

I would skip the RAID idea and just get one larger ssd - they are usually faster than smaller sizes. This way you won't have any potential problems with RAID0.
-Bruce
Edit: 5Ghz is possible but Ivy cpus get very hot very fast past 4.5-4.7 GHz.
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December 31, 2012 6:31:28 PM

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-NVIDIA-Mother...
Ever since Intel’s introduction of the Z77 chipset, motherboard giant Gigabyte has made huge leaps in in improvements on their motherboards all the way from the budget end to the extreme high end and the Z77X-D3H is a perfect example of what kind of top quality products can be achieved.

With support for PCIe 3.0, SATA 3 6Gb/s, 8 channel integrated audio, Gigabyte’s fully digital power delivery system, and ultra durable 4 features, it’s got a lot going for it.

That said, once you realize that Gigabyte only wants a mere $144.99 this makes the Z77X-D3H one of the best priced, fully featured Z77 motherboards on the market today!If you want to spend a little more i highly recommend you check out the V PRO You get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SLI and Crossfire plus the best USB 3.0 performance and much more the bios is simply amazing.It’s got a lot going for it.

I just did a build for a friend using this mobo hes overclocking 4.7GHZ and running 2x 670 in sli 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 31, 2012 6:34:40 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-D3H

Ever since Intel’s introduction of the Z77 chipset, motherboard giant Gigabyte has made huge leaps in in improvements on their motherboards all the way from the budget end to the extreme high end and the Z77X-D3H is a perfect example of what kind of top quality products can be achieved.

With support for PCIe 3.0, SATA 3 6Gb/s, 8 channel integrated audio, Gigabyte’s fully digital power delivery system, and ultra durable 4 features, it’s got a lot going for it.

That said, once you realize that Gigabyte only wants a mere $144.99 this makes the Z77X-D3H one of the best priced, fully featured Z77 motherboards on the market today!If you want to spend a little more i highly recommend you check out the V PRO You get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SLI and Crossfire plus the best USB 3.0 performance elect.it’s got a lot going for it.

I just did a build for a friend using this mobo hes overclocking 4.7GHZ and running 2x 670 in sli 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 31, 2012 6:45:36 PM

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