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January 18, 2013 7:27:36 AM

I am planning to build a gaming pc with the i5-3570k. I intend to overclock it to 4.5Ghz. I don't really know which motherboard (standard atx) I need for this. I don't care about crossfire/sli as I'll only be using a single card. I just want something to support fast ram and cpu overclocking. However, my budget is wearing thin. I know that 3 good options are:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155
AND: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155
AND: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77

However, I was wondering if I can go cheaper (~$100 or lower) to get the job done?

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January 18, 2013 2:59:09 PM

Everything is good, just make sure that they are good overclockers and have the features you want. The only thing that would make or break a mobo is the RAM compatibility for me.
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January 18, 2013 3:51:04 PM
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The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is the option that I would choice. Forget about using RAM faster than DDR 3 1600 it just isnt worth the extra cost. While it is possible to go with a board like like the ASRock Z77 Pro4 you are really going to start pushing the ability of the board to deal with the overclocking effectively.
January 25, 2013 4:07:27 AM

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