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Properly detailed question 4 quick mobo answer Please

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February 6, 2013 3:39:02 AM

Hey all; On the surface these types of questions might seem to be redundant but I have spent hours looking and Googling and for the most part the answer really depends on budget, current build and desired options, but I'm overwhelmed.

My P8P67 Pro bit the dust the other day (don't have time for 2 month RMA) I needed a quick fix so I went to my local computer store, they talked up and sold me a Mini Gigabyte H77M-DEH. I didn't realize its basically a home theater board, BIOs is locked ::sigh Where I live in Canada mobo's aren't readily available (online orders) They are giving me a refund but I need to find another board asap.

My current specs:
2600k
Nzxt Havik 140 cooler (huge)
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 4GBx4 (low pro)
Corsair HX 850 gold
Sapphire Radeon 6970 2g + oc'd
Samsung 840 series 250 sata3
Western Digital Caviar Black x2 1TB & 2TB
Cooler Master HAF X *I think its mid but definitely seems like a full tower
Case has 3 fans, cooler has 2

I am looking for a board with reasonable bios, my 2600k usually sits at 4.5-4.7, adjust the timing of my ram, that will work with the above components. I will probably look to run crossfire/Sli at some point but don't expect to add anything else to it

My budget, I would like to be in the $140 range, if I don't need more add on's I'll never use, or stay under $200 + or - $20 isn't a deal breaker. Thank you to all who take the time to reply, I'm on a bit of a time crunch. I sincerely appreciate it. If it makes any difference, my net is 100mb up
a b V Motherboard
February 6, 2013 3:43:08 AM

MSI z77a gd55/65 for budget $130-140

Gigabyte z77a ud5h for $180

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February 6, 2013 3:45:07 AM
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Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-D3H

Ever since Intel’s introduction of the Z77 chipset, motherboard giant Gigabyte has made huge leaps in in improvements on their motherboards all the way from the budget end to the extreme high end and the Z77X-D3H is a perfect example of what kind of top quality products can be achieved.

With support for PCIe 3.0, SATA 3 6Gb/s, 8 channel integrated audio, Gigabyte’s fully digital power delivery system, and ultra durable 4 features, it’s got a lot going for it.

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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February 6, 2013 3:55:39 AM

Thanks gents, really quickly if you would and I hate to ask but:

The difference between the UD3h and the z77a ud5h that Stick is recommending? I there is any. The difference on newegg seems to be $60-70$ cheaper for the 3h vs 5h
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February 6, 2013 4:02:31 AM

The ud5h has more sata 3, better vrm's and some other IO features and that heatpipe thing

the WB is with more features than the regular ud5h and the z77 is the one you want

The ud3h mentioned by the other posters is a good choice too but i just like the vrm heatsinks on the MSI ones
February 6, 2013 4:08:47 AM

I want to thank all 3 of you for your time, i'd gladly buy the first round.

I'm going to go with the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 for $135

Cheers
February 6, 2013 4:12:20 AM

Best answer selected by EvilGeniusBC.
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