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January 12, 2013 2:45:56 PM

Hi guys i need your help. The cpu that im planning to make is mostly for playing video games (guildwars 2 , dota 2 , tc)
I am planning to buy a procesador core i7 3770K or ( 3820K) , also a memory ram hiperX kingstone 16 GB and a barracuda 3tb hard disk. I have a Geforce Gts 450 so i think i wont buy a graphic card for the moment. I´ve been tented to buy a gigabyte gtx 670 but i guess i´ll just wait till the one i have gets a bit useless for games.
I dont know which motherboard to buy ( without passing 300 dollars ) in order to make full advantage of the components above . All suggestions are welcome . (You can list up to 3-5 diferent motherboards) Thank u very much .

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January 12, 2013 2:51:48 PM

Best is a highly subjective term, I build a lot of machines and usually use ASUS boards for their quality and reliability. I like any of the P8Z77 models, just depends on the bells and whistles that you want. That said, most of the Z77 boards are very good, AsRock, MSI, and Gigabyte.
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January 12, 2013 3:33:47 PM

I guess you are over clocking, since you are getting an unlocked CPU. Go with a Z77 ASRock Extreme 6. $150.
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January 12, 2013 3:45:40 PM

I prefer the MSI Z77A-GD55 if it's a sub $150 choice.
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January 13, 2013 3:49:32 PM

thank you very much for the comments guys, i talked to some friends and they like told me asus is not good anymore, they have like more bugs now , and usually cant stay as a long term mobo. They told me Asrock is the best option> So ive been searching amd got 3 in total i consider as the best options. I would like to know what u guys think. i prefer the asrock but maybe in order to make full advantage of the components i said at top the u can suggest me something else . Here are the 3: ASUS http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
ASROCK http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... AND THE GIGABYTE http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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January 13, 2013 3:55:40 PM

oH I forgot it , i read that a lot of people got the sabertooh http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... so i guess its a pretty good one. My main problem is about over clocking , idk much about it . What it does ? Can anyone explain it to me please/ Thank you guys
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January 13, 2013 8:25:50 PM

do you want to overclock it? if no, then you don't need it :D 
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January 15, 2013 3:29:59 PM

Nko said:
oH I forgot it , i read that a lot of people got the sabertooh http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... so i guess its a pretty good one. My main problem is about over clocking , idk much about it . What it does ? Can anyone explain it to me please/ Thank you guys


Sabertooth is a premium ASUS line, available in both AMD and Intel configurations. But like any Cadillac board, there are Chevy versions that cost less and work just as well. ASRock is one of my favorites, as they are made by ASUS and cater to enthusiasts.

What I usually do is make a list of requirements I need. I separate it into wants and needs. Then I shop the boards on Newegg and Tiger (yes, I know but occasionally tiger is useful) and compile a list based on needs and then move to wants and eliminate boards that don’t cut it. Then I eliminate boards based on cost. Then I decide and buy.

Overclocking is more art than science, even now. Read, learn and take it slow.
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January 16, 2013 7:29:35 PM

Is it hard to overlock ? what do you need for that ? Is it safe to do that?

kovzone said:
do you want to overclock it? if no, then you don't need it :D 

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January 16, 2013 7:32:15 PM

Then the sabertooh is a really good investment right? Il more likely to go to with a safe mobo ( one that doesnt give me a lot of problems) So according to my build this one would fit perfectly right?



groundrat said:
Sabertooth is a premium ASUS line, available in both AMD and Intel configurations. But like any Cadillac board, there are Chevy versions that cost less and work just as well. ASRock is one of my favorites, as they are made by ASUS and cater to enthusiasts.

What I usually do is make a list of requirements I need. I separate it into wants and needs. Then I shop the boards on Newegg and Tiger (yes, I know but occasionally tiger is useful) and compile a list based on needs and then move to wants and eliminate boards that don’t cut it. Then I eliminate boards based on cost. Then I decide and buy.

Overclocking is more art than science, even now. Read, learn and take it slow.

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January 16, 2013 9:12:08 PM

looks like you have over budget, so even for some people sabertooth is overprice, it's up to you to pick the best motherboard you want.

Nko said:
Is it hard to overlock ? what do you need for that ? Is it safe to do that?

today's motherboard usually provide some utilities to overclock, you could start from that while you learn how to overclock more advanced, google still your best teacher ;) 
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January 16, 2013 9:24:23 PM

I want a reliable mobo , a safe one for the components ive choose , one that matches awesomely with my features , beside the sabertooth wich one would you suggest as a high reliable one ? Specially when talking of efiecncy / price .
kovzone said:
looks like you have over budget, so even for some people sabertooth is overprice, it's up to you to pick the best motherboard you want.


today's motherboard usually provide some utilities to overclock, you could start from that while you learn how to overclock more advanced, google still your best teacher ;) 

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January 16, 2013 10:21:12 PM

Nko said:
I want a reliable mobo , a safe one for the components ive choose , one that matches awesomely with my features , beside the sabertooth wich one would you suggest as a high reliable one ? Specially when talking of efiecncy / price .

for me, ASRock Z77 extreme4 is enough but you could pick extreme6 depends on how many slot you need.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but from this article (just in case you want to read it)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5793/intel-z77-motherboar...

I would pick gigabyte, maybe GA-Z77X-UD5H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if Asus you could pick
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think it's better to save some money for SSD and if you're trying some hard overclock may be you need more cooling system :) 
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January 16, 2013 10:32:55 PM

Best answer selected by Nko.
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January 16, 2013 10:48:28 PM

Im getting the AsRock Extreme4 then. As you say the price/efficency of thid one is extreamly high if not the highest . here is my set up then
Processor: Core i5-3570K
Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 1600
video . nvidia gygabyte gtx 670
Hard disk: barracuda 3 Tb Seagate
Mobo: AsRock Extreme 4 z77 l
CPU cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Shell: Cooler Master Haf XM ATX Mid tower
SSD: Intel Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT240A3K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC
Power supply: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V

Any suggestion for the cpu cooler ? i dont know why the hydro or liquid hydro from corsair scares me
kovzone said:
for me, ASRock Z77 extreme4 is enough but you could pick extreme6 depends on how many slot you need.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but from this article (just in case you want to read it)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5793/intel-z77-motherboar...

I would pick gigabyte, maybe GA-Z77X-UD5H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if Asus you could pick
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think it's better to save some money for SSD and if you're trying some hard overclock may be you need more cooling system :) 
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