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Z77 motherboard for 2500K

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January 24, 2013 9:45:12 AM

Hi, i'm building my next pc and i don't know which mobo buy. I'm going to buy a 2500K and i want to buy later a GTX670/660ti SLI (which of these do you recommend me?) but i don't know a lot about mobos so which i have to buy? Thanks

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a c 435 V Motherboard
January 24, 2013 11:58:44 AM

You may need a better power supply for sli mode, unless yours is at least 750 watts. I recommend the asrock extreme 4 or msi thunderbolt z77a-G45 (newegg links aren't working today).
January 24, 2013 1:08:25 PM

I have a z77 extreme 4 and it's pretty good. I really like the UEFI bios and the board got me up to a 4.4ghz overclock on my 3570k. Can't really complain.
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a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2013 1:09:50 PM

I agree with the ASRock Extreme 4 motherboard choice. As for SLI, unless you are gaming on three monitors, I always recommend the single fastest gpu you can afford.
a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2013 2:33:14 PM

I'd recommend getting a 3570K instead of the 2500K - lower power, more IPC, PCI3.0 (might matter down the line).
January 24, 2013 2:44:19 PM

Get i5-3570k, and a Gigabyte U3H

Extreme 4 is not a good motherboard. It's a 4+1, they lied about 8+4
a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2013 2:59:36 PM

I can't speak to the 4+1 or 8+4 and "good" is really subjective. I love my Extreme4 and am sold on ASRock unless something goes very wrong in the coming years.

Even if it's 4+1, I got mine to 4.4GHz on auto voltage rock stable. Good enough for me and it's the right price.
a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2013 3:14:08 PM

If you must have the 2500 you don't need a Z77 mobo. AZ68 will do and there are lots of deals on them. Giving you more money for the gpu.
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