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May 25, 2012 4:56:16 AM

hello everyone I'm building a new PC and have decided to get the i5-3570k over i5-2500k. Could anyone recommend a motherboard please? and would I get the best performance by getting a intel board? thank you everyone in advance!



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http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:03:54 AM

Hi there,

That is a good choice for the CPU.

For the mobo, I would recommend -> ... Latest Z77...


U can definitely use this one

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX


http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:05:49 AM

BTW, did u already get the CPU?

I am asking because the CPU can come with nice combo.
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May 25, 2012 5:09:51 AM

at micro center they have this awesome deal going on right now buy the cpu and get 50 bucks off of the mobo. they have this board on sale for 59.99 so it would knock it down to 10 bucks but i dont know if i should stick with a intel mobo.


the 59.99 board is the GA-Z77-D3H 1155 MATX
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:10:00 AM

This one is great overclocker, popular with gamer's and with great price tag : )

P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Z77

$169.99 if purchased with the i5 3570K processor

AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
AMD CrossFireX
AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX
NVIDIA SLI
NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:14:53 AM

And one more with decent quality.

GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

$114.99 if purchased with the i5 3570K processor

Original Price: $199.99 You Save: $40.00

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:16:26 AM

skullwarrior said:
at micro center they have this awesome deal going on right now buy the cpu and get 50 bucks off of the mobo. they have this board on sale for 59.99 so it would knock it down to 10 bucks but i dont know if i should stick with a intel mobo.


the 59.99 board is the GA-Z77-D3H 1155 MATX
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

That is far from best : )

Do u know it is a mATX size?
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May 25, 2012 5:19:41 AM

yes, matx is np because i wont ever use any other slot but the video card slot.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:23:39 AM

If it works for u, than get that one.

But there is a limited OC with that board, just make sure u know that : )
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May 25, 2012 5:30:19 AM

im not going to settle for the gigabyte board just yet, not without doing lots of research first but i don't plan on OC at all.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:31:54 AM

Whats your budget?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:32:31 AM

And what u need to be able to do with this PC?
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May 25, 2012 5:38:24 AM

800-1000, and really the only thing i plan on doing is playing WoW. that will most likely be the most intense thing this new computer will ever have to process.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:41:48 AM

Small mobos like this one will run hotter than standard ATX.

U must have a good cooling.

And how much $$$ is just for the mobo?
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May 25, 2012 5:57:40 AM

i didn't know that about the cooling, ok ill get a regular atx board. im going to look at all the boards you linked :)  and as for a budget maybe about 150-200. i think that should get me a good board.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 6:27:05 AM

Especially your IB CPU gets hot!

That P8Z77-V PRO would be my choice. And u can OC a lot, it is easy with your CPU.

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 6:54:03 AM

Intel's mobos are good quality, will last long time. But they are stripped of the features and are not good overclockers like others are.
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May 25, 2012 7:00:13 AM

I don't plan on over clocking, no need too but your saying they have no features?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 7:02:05 AM

I am saying when u compare Intel mobos and others, Intel lacks the features that others have for the same price.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 7:16:40 AM

Keep in mind, this mobo is good. It is just my preference to get another one : )

I like ASUS, Gigabyte, ASrock, MSI ....
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a b V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 7:27:35 AM

@Skullwarrior....If you're not going to overclock your i5-3570k, then why are you buying the "k" model? You can buy cheaper i5's. Also, if you don't overclock your CPU then you can get by on a cheaper motherboard (in the range of $110).

I wouldn't recommend a mATX board, cuz of heat. Buy a regular ATX and you'll be happy.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 7:28:53 AM

envy14tpe said:
@Skullwarrior....If you're not going to overclock your i5-3570k, then why are you buying the "k" model? You can buy cheaper i5's. Also, if you don't overclock your CPU then you can get by on a cheaper motherboard (in the range of $110).

I wouldn't recommend a mATX board, cuz of heat. Buy a regular ATX and you'll be happy.

The K CPU has the mobo discounts : )
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 7:48:14 AM

There is about 50+ mobos that is fully compatible.

Just because it was made by Intel, it doesn't mean it works better than other brand.

If u look at mobo reviews, Intel is just average in the mobo world.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 8:09:29 AM

Since u wan't to do just gaming + no OC get it.

But one day, u want to OC to maximize the power of your CPU and oops : )


Intel mobos are strong in the server league.
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May 25, 2012 2:27:03 PM

Let me compare all the boards suggested here but feel free to keep suggesting more boards.
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May 26, 2012 5:00:37 AM

OK i think i have figured out what i want! but i would value all feedback.

the CPU I'm going with is:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

the motherboard I'm going with is:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

I DON'T plan on OC at all so i was wondering if i will have heat issues and if i will require advanced cooling? I know why am i getting OC stuff if i don't plan on OC? because its part of the bundle deal and from what i have been reading its the best for gaming. :sol: 
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 5:26:50 AM

Do u know what is

Wi-Fi GO!?

TPU plus SMART DIGI+

Fan Xpert 2
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 5:31:17 AM

Sorry to say, its like getting a car with no A/C + no power windows and no power lock/open feature : )
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May 26, 2012 5:33:52 AM

nikorr said:
Sorry to say, its like getting a car with no A/C + no power windows and no power lock/open feature : )


Nikorr, really need your opinion here regarding the z77 mobos:

1. asus p8z68-v pro
2. asrock z77 exmtreme 4/6
3. gigabyte UD3/5H

Which one to get?? Thanks!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 5:52:20 AM

cashflows said:
Nikorr, really need your opinion here regarding the z77 mobos:

1. asus p8z68-v pro
2. asrock z77 extreme 6
3. gigabyte 5H

Which one to get?? Thanks!

It depends what u need from the mobo. And what CPU do u have.

They all are great.

If u will OC, all 3 will do great. Lots of useful features on all.
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May 26, 2012 5:56:21 AM

nikorr said:
It depends what u need from the mobo. And what CPU do u have.

They all are great.

If u will OC, all 3 will do great. Lots of useful features on all.


I have i-5 3570k, a little bit of OC. Just want one that don't give me problems :wahoo: 

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May 26, 2012 6:06:30 AM

nikorr said:
Do u know what is

Wi-Fi GO!?

TPU plus SMART DIGI+

Fan Xpert 2


can you explain these to me or provide a link? maybe I haven't picked the right board yet then. :o 
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 6:47:58 AM

ASUS P8Z77 Series Motherboards - Fan Xpert 2

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May 26, 2012 6:49:47 AM

Nikorr thanks for taking the time to help me. here is a list of boards that will work for the bundle sale and are ATX like you suggested.

micro center catalog
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ad47b62b#/ad47b62b/...

the CPU and motherboard sales are on page 27 if it doesn't take you there when you click the link.
I'm thinking of going with a gigabyte board since they have good reviews. :) 

oh and the i5 3570k is highlighted yellow and the appropriate motherboards are also yellow with the "50 off"

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 6:51:22 AM

Hands-On Introduction

P8Z77 Series Motherboards - Wi-Fi GO!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 6:52:51 AM

I'm thinking of going with a gigabyte board since they have good reviews.

What reviews are u reading?
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May 26, 2012 6:55:49 AM

those are all really nice features but sadly i would never use them realistically.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 7:04:21 AM

Did u realized that is 2 years old and 3 years old,

and it is about different kind of mobo and different kind of CPU?
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May 26, 2012 7:07:58 AM

which one is different? the ones in the reviews? its old but i was just looking for information on the quality of gigabyte boards.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 26, 2012 7:08:59 AM

And it is about OC that u are against to do?

I rank like this, the mobo desktop makers.

Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, ASrock, Intel, EVGA, Biostar, ...

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