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ASRock Z75 Chipset MoBo or Gigabyte/ASUS Z77? (i5/7 3K CPU)

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February 2, 2013 11:33:55 AM

I'm getting an upgrade soon and I was wondering how big the difference is between an ASRock Z75 mobo which is like 71 Euros, a Gigabyte Z77 which is around 82 and an ASUS Z77 which are around 90+ euros..

I want to be able to overclock to 4.4+ GHz with a CM Hyper 212 Evo.

So which one do you recommend? With a price/performance ratio perhaps

Well with Z75 I really mean Z75 chipset.

*One thing I noticed is that you can't get an SLI mobo for a low price point.. Every board has CrossfireX but the SLI ones are way more expensive! I'd like to have SLI capability, although I have never used it before, as I buy nVidia cards and have a GTX660 at the moment.. (Maybe I'll add another 660 when the 700 come out)

Like these:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z75%20Pro3/?cat=Specific... - ASRock Z75 Pro3 : ~€70

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro3/ - ASRock Z77 Pro3 : ~€80

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro4/?cat=Specific... - ASRock Z77 Pro4 ~€90-95

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme3/?cat=Spec... - ASRock Extreme3, with SLI, ~€107

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... Gigabyte GA-Z77P-D3 ~€80

(If overclock capabilities are good I might be going with this one...)

http://www.gigabyte.co.nl/products/product-page.aspx?pi... Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ~€90

http://www.gigabyte.co.nl/products/product-page.aspx?pi... Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H : I really like this one but it's €120!

http://www.asus.nl/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77... No SLI, cheapest ASUS Z77, ~€100

http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P8Z77V_LK/ Cheapest ASUS with SLI, €116.

Durability is really important to me, as I am going to build a pc with i5 or i7 K and I want it to last long. I don't want any headaches whatsoever. I'm studying IT and I wanted a powerful pc for both study/gaming.
So it really needs to have some decent quality.. (I heard the power phasing on ASRock is pretty cheap???)

And I don't think I can really spend above 90 for a motherboard so if the MoBo's below or equal to €90 are decent for overclocking I will take such a MoBo.

Anyway thanks for your help guys.. This really confused me now..
a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2013 1:29:48 PM

What did you mean by ASRock z75? Did you mean z77 or b75?
For overclocking get the ASRock board. It is cheap yet efficient. For durability get the gigabyte and ASUS for a little bit of both.
Since you didnot specify a model we cannot reccomend you anything.
Pease specify the model of the motherboard of different brands you are looking at.
February 2, 2013 7:16:59 PM

Xttony said:
What did you mean by ASRock z75? Did you mean z77 or b75?
For overclocking get the ASRock board. It is cheap yet efficient. For durability get the gigabyte and ASUS for a little bit of both.
Since you didnot specify a model we cannot reccomend you anything.
Pease specify the model of the motherboard of different brands you are looking at.


Yup sorry I think I rushed it a bit.. anyway I added some Mobo's..
Like I said I want it to overclock fine + it needs to be durable..
a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2013 1:51:15 AM

Go for the gigabyte board or the ASUS board since you have a low budget. If you ever be increase the budget get a motherboard with two pcie x16 slots and both running at x16 speeds simultaneously.
For durability go with a gigabyte board. I have a gigabyte board and to be honest it is not the best board for overclocking but still it can overclock the processor.
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