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What seperates Motherboards from each other?

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March 4, 2013 7:39:57 PM

I'm Building a new pc over the next month or two and motherboards are the one thing I don't know much about. Aside from the chipset, amount of ram and PCI slots, and CPU socketing what seperates the different motherboards? :( 

ie. what makes a ASRock Z77 Extreme9 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 better than a ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77?

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a c 1187 V Motherboard
March 5, 2013 10:11:12 AM

Features such as voltage regulation (better for overclocking) on top of difference in installed components.
March 5, 2013 5:09:37 PM

will that make huge difference in the build i'm making here? :heink: 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k 3.5Ghz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ??????????

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB)DDR3 1600

Storage SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card: GTX 280 (I will be upgrading to a GTX 680 later)

Case: Sentey Arvina Extreme Division Tower Case

PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner

Monitor: Acer V243HAJbd Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor

OS: Windows 7 home premium

Mouse: A4Tech v7 Black

Keyboard: Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlighting Gaming Keyboard
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a c 1187 V Motherboard
March 5, 2013 8:12:09 PM

For your build I would suggest in between like the extreme4 which has been very popular. A 1000watt PSU would be an overkill even for 2x680 in SLI. I suggest as well going with win7 professional.
March 6, 2013 2:56:46 AM

the reason i selected a 1050 watt power supply is that PSU is that PSU's are at there highest efficiency at about 50-60% load. But i have to agree that even then i still should probably go down to the 850 watt version. Also now that i look at it there is no reason not to go with win 7 pro
March 6, 2013 2:57:03 AM

Best answer selected by Zygodactyl.