Building a new pc- help with mobo.

Hi.

Do i need a expensive motherboard or can i settle with one a bit cheaper.
I found a few motherboards in different price range.

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z, Socket-1155
ASUS MAXIMUS V GENE, Socket-1155
ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3, Socket-1155

The hardware below is what iv choosen so far.

Intel® Core i7-2700K Processor
Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.5Ghz, 8MB, 95W, Boxed w/fan

ASUS GeForce GTX 670 2GB PhysX CUDA
PCI-Express 3.0, "DirectCU II", GDDR5, DL-DVI-I+DL-DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort

OCZ SSD Agility 3 Series 2.5" 120GB
SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 525MB/500MB/s read/write, SandForce® SF-2281

CM Storm Trooper Gaming Big Tower
Vifter: 2x 120mm Side, 1x 200mm Topp, 1x 140mm Bak, ATX, mATX, xl-ATX, USB 3.0
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  1. Why not a Ivy Bridge cpu? Why do you need such an expensive motherboard? If it's just personal preference, that's fine, but you could probably get a board for about $130 that will do everything you need it to do.
  2. with cheaper mobos you will have less features
    you can get a motherboard with a single pcie slot or two so you can have multiple graphics cards for example
    pick one that suits your needs
  3. Don't get a Maximus board on a full desktop system as your expansion options will be incredibly limited. I also agree that you should go Ivy - go with the i5-3570K.

    And get a different SSD - unless you're getting the Vertex 4 avoid OCZ - go with a Crucial M4 or Plextor PX-M3 - they're far more stable.
  4. so the i7-3820 Processor is a lot better?

    ok so the Crucial m4 SSD 2.5" 128GB is a better ssd, ill go with that than
  5. Crucial M4's FTW!


    As for the motherboard question...

    Maximum 4 Extreme Z out of those would be the board i'd get. But you can get a new chipset Z77 Sabertooth for about the same
  6. let me get something strait,
    LGA2011=Ivybridge?

    Ok so
    i7-3820 Processor
    Crucial m4 SSD 2.5" 128GB
    ASUS Sabertooth X79, Socket-2011

    IS that good?
  7. aleksanderness said:
    let me get something strait,
    LGA2011=Ivybridge?

    Ok so
    i7-3820 Processor
    Crucial m4 SSD 2.5" 128GB
    ASUS Sabertooth X79, Socket-2011

    IS that good?

    no ivy bridge = 1155
  8. aleksanderness said:
    let me get something strait,
    LGA2011=Ivybridge?

    Ok so
    i7-3820 Processor
    Crucial m4 SSD 2.5" 128GB
    ASUS Sabertooth X79, Socket-2011

    IS that good?


    Waste in my opinion. I recommend a Ivy Bridge cpu and a Z77 chipset.
  9. my bad i thought the i7-3820 and Core i7-2700K Processor was an ivy bridge not a sandy

    geekapproved what motherboard would you recommend than the ASUS P8Z77-V, Socket-1155 or should i go with something a bit more expensive? and whats the fastest ivy bridge?
  10. aleksanderness said:
    let me get something strait,
    LGA2011=Ivybridge?

    Ok so
    i7-3820 Processor
    Crucial m4 SSD 2.5" 128GB
    ASUS Sabertooth X79, Socket-2011

    IS that good?


    No LGA2011 = Sandy Bridge-E, it's Intel's performance enthusiast line, it's made for developers and hardcore PC users hence the high price tag. Ivy is a better way to go for most people, most won't need the processing power of the 3930K - the 3570K will be the better way to go.
  11. so the best ivy bridge i7 cpu atm is
    Intel® Core i7-3770K Processor
    Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.5Ghz, 8MB, Boxed w/fan

    ?
  12. aleksanderness said:
    so the best ivy bridge i7 cpu atm is
    Intel® Core i7-3770K Processor
    Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.5Ghz, 8MB, Boxed w/fan

    ?


    Depends on what the use is. If it's gaming - no, games will not take advantage of hyperthreading nor will they for the next few years. If it's a gaming rig this is the CPU of choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
  13. Why i7? Is this more than a gaming rig? The 670 tends to point to it as a gaming rig. Given that, you will be told that going past an i5k IB (or SB) with z77 (or z68) mobo is
    past the point where more money yields a lot more performance. Or as Tom's draws the line:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

    Past the Point of Reason:

    CPUs priced over $230 offer rapidly diminishing returns when it comes to game performance. As such, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than the Core i5-2550K, especially since this multiplier-unlocked processor can be overclocked to great effect if more performance is desired. Even at stock clocks, it meets or beats the $1000 Core i7-990X Extreme Edition when it comes to gaming

    IB is a nice step up but not that big:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmark-core-i7-3770k,3181-24.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmark-core-i7-3770k,3181-25.html

    If you go IB then pick a mobo from this short list:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html

    If you want to spend more, then just pick a mobo from this list and add features.
  14. So the Intel® Core i5-3570K Processor is the best ivy bridge gaming cpu. compared to what you get for your money and performance vise?
  15. aleksanderness said:
    So the Intel® Core i5-3570K Processor is the best ivy bridge gaming cpu. compared to what you get for your money and performance vise?


    Yes - the 3570K has a better clock ratio than the 3770K does and with the right cooling solution you can clock it to 5.0GHz or better.

    Quote:
    CPUs priced over $230 offer rapidly diminishing returns when it comes to game performance. As such, we have a hard time recommending anything more expensive than the Core i5-2550K, especially since this multiplier-unlocked processor can be overclocked to great effect if more performance is desired. Even at stock clocks, it meets or beats the $1000 Core i7-990X Extreme Edition when it comes to gaming


    Yeah - $230 is pretty much the sweet spot when it comes to CPUs, anything under $130 and you get into i3/AM3 territory, anything over and you get into CPUs that will be better for workstations but useless for gaming.
  16. Im will do some recording in fraps and editing premier+ a lot of gaming. So is there another cpu that would give me the same gaming performance + a little better video recording editing performance for a few more bucks?
    And what mobo should i choose?
    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 or ASUS P8Z77-V
  17. My pick:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910383

    1x ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    $159.99
    1x Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

    $239.99
  18. aleksanderness said:
    Im will do some recording in fraps and editing premier+ a lot of gaming. So is there another cpu that would give me the same gaming performance + a little better video recording editing performance for a few more bucks?
    And what mobo should i choose?
    ASUS Sabertooth X79 or ASUS P8Z77-V


    X79 won't work with the 3770K, you'll need the Z77 board.

    If you're going to be using Premier in addition to gaming that's where the 3770K will come in handy - if it's a strictly gaming system you won't need the extra features.
  19. ops sorry I ment the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
  20. Will the 3770K give less performance in gaming than i5-3570K
  21. It won't make a difference.
  22. Ok thx. My last question is which mobo i should go with,
    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 or ASUS P8Z77
    loops you recommended ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA, but i live in norway and the webshop im buying from dosnt have that mobo
  23. I would get the P8Z77 is more suited for you.
  24. Why is the P8z77 better suited for me?

    The ASUS MAXIMUS V GENE aswell but thats a micro mobo
  25. Look at the features of both motherboards and see if you need the extra features of the Sabertooth.
  26. Ok so
    Intel® Core i5-3570K Processor
    Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.4Ghz, 6MB, Boxed w/fan

    ASUS GeForce GTX 670 2GB PhysX CUDA
    PCI-Express 3.0, "DirectCU II", GDDR5, DL-DVI-I+DL-DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
    3.449

    ASUS P8Z77-V, Socket-1155
    ATX, Z77, DDR3, 2xG3+1xG2-PCIe-x16,SLI/CFX, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP, WiFi, DLNA, UEFI

    Crucial m4 SSD 2.5" 128GB
    SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 500MB/175MB/s read/write

    CM Storm Trooper Gaming Big Tower
    Vifter: 2x 120mm Side, 1x 200mm Topp, 1x 140mm Bak, ATX, mATX, xl-ATX, USB 3.0

    All i need now is some memory and a HDD

    This build would it be good enough for the latest games in 3d surround vision?
  27. For memory, almost any G.Skill, Kingston, Crucial, Mushkin, or Corsair 1333/1600 MHz, CAS9 or lower, low profile RAM will be good.

    For HDD, anything from WD, Seagate, and Samsung will be fine.
  28. Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1333MHz 16GB
    Kit w/4x 4GB XMS3 DHX, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i3/i5/i7, w/Connector, 1.60v
    Compared to
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 16GB CL9
    Kit w/4x4GB, CL9-9-9-27, 1.5V, Vengeance Heatspreader, Intel P67, Z68

    This 2 are about the same price but the dominator has 1333mhz, so why isnt it cheaper. Is it becuse of the Dom's CL?
    I dont know what CL is :P
  29. 1600 MHz and 1333 MHz have such a small difference, both in price and performance, that you should just get what is cheaper.
  30. Ok well dos the CL have annything to do with performance?

    Cheapest 16GB i found was the
    Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 16GB KIT CL9
    Kit w/4x 4GB XMS3, CL9-9-9-24, for Phenom II and Core i3/i5/i7, 1.5v
    and

    Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 16GB CL9
    Kit w/4x 4GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i5/i7/Core 2, 1.5V
  31. DobbelPost
    Thx a lot for your help Guys specially azeem40, g-unit1111 and geekapproved
    :)
  32. Btw what psu should be sufficient enough?
    A SX600 Corsair is what i got now.
  33. I recommend this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Best bang for the buck available.
  34. Btw what cpu should be sufficient enough a SX600 Corsair is what i got now.
  35. geekapproved said:
    I recommend this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Best bang for the buck available.


    The netshop im buying from dosnt have that card...

    Edit, i found it in another norwegian shop and the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is acutally a lot cheaper 155,29 USD
    while the ASUS P8Z77-V cost 209,69

    How is the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 compared to the ASUS P8Z77-V

    So is the
  36. There are 7 different versions of the Asus P8Z77-V, all at different prices so I can't answer that question unless you give the exact model number.

    There is:

    V
    V LK
    V Deluxe
    V Pro
    V LX
    V LE
    V LE Plus

    I know, it's ridiculous. Asus actually makes 13 different Z77's.
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