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:
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
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.