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January 12, 2013 11:59:39 PM

Hello,

Which motherboard will fit my needs?

- PC used mainly for gaming
- Core i7 2600 (I got it for $179, reason why I didn't choose the K version).
- Don't need SLI/Crossfire (prefer to use 1 high-end video card and avoid dual card issues).
- Must be able to place a 2 slot video card and a sound card.

This are some of the choices I have in a store near my house (I don't live in U.S.A.) from most expensive to cheap:




Asus Maximus V gene
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS P8Z77-V LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS P8Z77-VLX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





Is it worth to get a heatsink considering the i7 2600 can "overclock" only by 400Mhz?

Thanks

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January 13, 2013 2:30:06 AM

Gigabye z77 UD3H
Or asrock z77 extreme 6

If you want to overclock you better get a aftermarket cooler.
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January 13, 2013 3:24:20 AM

I would go w/ the UD3H or the P8Z77-V LE if I was limited to your choices. Buy which ever one is cheaper.
DON'T overclock the 2600. I'm pretty sure you're going to OC it by the BLCK, which will cause a LOT of stability issues.

The 2600 is perfectly capable at stock, no need to sacrifice stability for a few extra Ghz.
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January 13, 2013 3:56:07 AM

Tosen said:
Thanks for both replies, however I was pretty sad that I was limited to those choices, but to my luck I found a similar site in my country to newegg, and could find these 2 options:

From expensive to cheap


ASRock Z77 Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



They also have ASUS P8Z77-V PRO but that one is expensive.
The Extreme6 adds a firewire port and a display port from the Extreme4. I'm pretty sure it has a beefed up VRM design, too. But it won't matter since you're not overclocking.
Buy which ever one suits your needs the best, since all the options I suggested have 2 slots free from each PCI-E slot
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