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April 24, 2012 6:31:42 PM

I'm based in the UK and just about to finalise a gaming build spec running a 2500K but I'm a bit lost on Z77 motherboards. Particularly with it being a new chipset and I'm alway sa bit sceptical of jumping in first with new mobo chipsets (ala P67 SATA style).

Has anyone found any decent reviews or could comment themselves on a decent Z77 mobo (with or without CrossFire/SLi)

Any input is much appreciated. I'll post up the spec once this part has been decided!

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April 24, 2012 6:46:12 PM

Sabertooth Z77! or the P8Z77 Pro

Both from ASUS
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April 24, 2012 7:13:29 PM

Whats the warranties on both?

Extreme 6 is a bit expensive. Budget is around £100
April 24, 2012 7:27:09 PM

pazz said:
Whats the warranties on both?

Extreme 6 is a bit expensive. Budget is around £100

Crossfire/SLI

http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-s1155... £109.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- A better look at that board

No Crossfire/SLI

http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-z77-pro-4-s1155-int... £89.98
ASRock Z77 Pro 4 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR6 ATX

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Pro4 <----- A better look at that board
April 24, 2012 7:33:57 PM

I have this MB waiting for me when I get home from work:

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H - 189.99

It has all the features I was looking for for about 30-40 less than some of the other boards I saw. I'll just have to get home and tinker with it :) 
April 24, 2012 7:46:47 PM

Pezcore27 said:
I have this MB waiting for me when I get home from work:

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H - 189.99

It has all the features I was looking for for about 30-40 less than some of the other boards I saw. I'll just have to get home and tinker with it :) 


If thats GBP £ then 189.99 is massively out of budget :( 

Don't ASRock only provide 2 year warranty?
April 24, 2012 7:50:41 PM

The board needs to ideally have

  • 3 Year Warranty
  • PCI-E 3.0
  • Under £120.00
  • SLi/X-Fire Support
    April 24, 2012 8:02:38 PM

    pazz said:
    If thats GBP £ then 189.99 is massively out of budget :( 

    Don't ASRock only provide 2 year warranty?

    No that's USD. Sorry about that.
    April 24, 2012 8:31:45 PM

    pazz said:
    That sounds perfect and a good price. Just a shame about only the 2 year warranty.

    Asrock = 2 year warranty
    Gigabyte = 3 year warranty
    Asus = 3 year warranty
    MSI = no idea


    If you don't think you will brick your board between year #2 and year #3 then the Asrock is a steal for that price.

    If you want to pay a bit more for that extra year warranty then these are the next cheapest board that will support SLI/Crossfire that I know of.

    http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z77-v-lk-s1155-inte... £114.99
    Asus P8Z77-V LK S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX

    http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77x-ud3h-s1155-i... £119.98
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX

    http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-z77a-gd55-s1155-intel-... £124.99
    MSI Z77A-GD55 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
    April 24, 2012 11:24:03 PM

    Why_Me said:

    http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-z77x-ud3h-s1155-i... £119.98
    Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX


    Thanks again for the very helpful replies.

    I think the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 is the best bet. It also has UEFI as well so for the money I'll risk bricking it after the 2yr mark.
    April 25, 2012 2:32:53 AM

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    Tinker with it? What are you gonna do to it?

    I didn't know you could mod MBs.

    Meaning being able to install all my stuff and explore all the features of it. I'll be upgrading my system this weekend. That board is just what I wanted.
    !