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Looking for a good budget Z77 Board

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April 19, 2012 6:03:48 PM

I originally looking at a Z68 and a i 5 2500K. Now I have decided to go with an i5 3570K. I decided to switch up and get a nice z77 board. I do plan to overclock and possible crossfire/sli, so I will need at least 2 pcie3 slots. I been looking at these boards:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
ASUS P8Z77-V LK
MSI Z77A-G45
MSI Z77A-GD55

What newegg does with their combos also will determine what board I will get. The max I want to spend on the board is $170 unless it is a huge improvement.

Here are my other parts:
Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I
GPU: XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1 GB 256-bit GDDR5 (I plan to either buy another one to crossfire or wait until the end of the year/black Friday/cyber Monday to buy a better graphics card)
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast TX750 V2
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)

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April 19, 2012 6:16:38 PM

The ASUS P8 is good board to get. But if your a more Enthusiast Overclocker, the Z77 Extreme will go great with your needs as well
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April 19, 2012 6:17:02 PM

I'd recommend an ASRock Extreme4 Z77 board. It's going to be a favorite because of the Extreme3 Gen3 for Z68.

However, Gigabyte and ASUS have better boards for a higher price. I think if you spring for them, it would be worth it. An ASRock would suit your needs, but an ASUS or a Gigabyte would be better. How often are you going to upgrade your CPU?
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April 19, 2012 6:36:25 PM

I was thinking of getting the ASUS. It is only 5 more dollars and I never had problems with my P8 board ever and I been using it for close to 5 years now.

I probably be keeping this CPU for a while, probably 4 years. Matters how well my CPU preforms. I haven't really overclocked before, so I am not going to go too insane.
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April 19, 2012 8:08:08 PM

In that case, go with the ASUS. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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April 19, 2012 8:26:07 PM

The real question is whats the difference besides the ASRock have 2 extra 6GBps. Any ideas?
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April 26, 2012 10:13:37 AM

Best answer selected by HertzKnight.
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