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Which Motherboard should I get?

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March 2, 2013 11:32:18 AM

I was planning on getting the Asus Z77 Sabertooth while it was on sale, but today, the prices went back up. The EVGA Z77 FTW is now $20 cheaper than the sabertooth Z77. The intel BOXDZ77BH55K 1155 or the BOXDZ77GAL-70K 1155 is also not out of the picture. Which Motherboard should I get? I will be playing crysis 3, battlefield 3, crysis 2 Maximum, and other awesome games. The rest of my rig goes as this

-CPU- i5 3570K (I will be doing overclocking)
-GPU- XFX Radeon Double D FX 797A TDBC Black edition
-HDD-Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
-RAM-2x8 GB of G. Skill Ripjaws X series (red)
-Case-Sentey Optimus GS6000
-Heatsink-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
-Power supply-Coolermaster Silent 620W
- DVD drive- LG 24x DVD burner

Motherboard choices-
Asus Z77 Sabertooth 1155
EVGA Z77 FTW
Intel BOXDZ77BH55K
BOXDZ77GAL-70K

Thanks for the help!

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March 2, 2013 12:20:31 PM

Skip the sabertooth, all of the heatsink material just makes things har to get to and holds in the heat!

Asus are my favorite boards however and my first choice would be...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am also impressed with the R.O.G. series boards and this one is a great board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is a micro atx but has some great features and rock stable O.C.

Also if you want to save and still have a great board...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock has some great features as well. You would not miss out on anything by saving some cash and going this route.

The evga board you mentioned is also good from reviews, but I have no personnal exp. with evga boards...

I would also consider switching to a good modular psu of a brand like corsair,antec seasonic,xfx,or pc power&cooling, in the 500-700 watt range, depending on if you plan to sli/xfire later
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March 2, 2013 12:50:15 PM

Yes, they will all support it as long as you have the latest drivers.

The Maximus board already has supreme fx III audio...
March 2, 2013 1:15:50 PM

I know, I just want to get an awesome audio card because I'm getting 5.1 surround this summer. Thanks for all the help!
March 2, 2013 1:57:05 PM

russiannick29 said:
I know, I just want to get an awesome audio card because I'm getting 5.1 surround this summer. Thanks for all the help!


Don't forget to choose a best answer... and good luck
March 2, 2013 6:36:33 PM

I am building it now. I chose the ASrock
March 2, 2013 9:26:27 PM

Good for you!

Good luck and let us know how it goes... Also we are here if you have any questions.

Please choose a best answer when your question has been satisfied!