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May 27, 2012 11:04:49 AM

Hi!
Previously posted thread about new pc for photo and video editing work, also a little bit for gaming.
I have completed the system:

CPU Intel Core i7-3770

*BOARD ASRock Z77 Extreme4*

RAM Corsair XMS3, 16GB, DDR3, 1600MHz, CL9, Kit of 4

VIDEO Gigabyte GV-N56GSO-1GI / GTX 560

HDD SEAGATE HDD Server Constellation ES 7200 1T 64mb

SDD KINGSTON 120GB SSD

POWER Corsair supply TX650 V2 80 PLUS Bronze, ATX 650W, EU version

CASE Cooler Master Elite 350

DVD RW Asus DRW-24B5ST Black



I have doubts about the motherboards - which one to choose.

* Giga Byte GA-Z77-D3H
* GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H
* ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Which would be more useful, future proof and stable (no RMA). I will not overclock and I would not like to upgrade the system for next 3-5 years.
Also, maybe there are other alternative boards which i have missed???


About HDD, can someone recomend some good 1T or 1,5T 7200rpm, 64mb drive??
I for now have chosen the SEAGATE HDD Server Constellation ES 7200 1T 64mb
Maybe it is not the best option??

Please help with build!

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May 27, 2012 11:08:30 AM

Where do you live?

What's your budget?

thanks
May 27, 2012 11:18:29 AM

EU, Latvia.
My buget is max 1400$. Would like to get system in 1000-1100$
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May 27, 2012 2:19:36 PM

SSri said:
Look at this...a little more than your max for $1475

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8XxQ

PSU review

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

SSD holds OS/programs
WD Green is a scratch disk
Samsung - Saving/everything else



As I mentioned before - i do not want to upgrade my system for couple of the years. And I think that I have gathered pretty decent system for photo/ video work, games.
my only concern is motherbords and HDD. Please some suggestions about those thongs. Thank you!
May 27, 2012 2:24:10 PM

Asrock and gigabyte motherboards Are both fine. I have the extreme4 and it's been rock solid. Having said that, boards from any manufacturer can have defects so sometimes it's just luck of the draw.

Asrock, gigabyte,asus all very reputable brands with minimum failure rates.
May 27, 2012 5:03:00 PM

The motherboard, SSD and HDD listed in the previous links are good choices
May 27, 2012 7:14:31 PM

cranked said:
Asrock and gigabyte motherboards Are both fine. I have the extreme4 and it's been rock solid. Having said that, boards from any manufacturer can have defects so sometimes it's just luck of the draw.

Asrock, gigabyte,asus all very reputable brands with minimum failure rates.



About Asrock z77 extreme4 - on newegg I read some people reviews that many are complaining about A2 errors. How about you? Have you experienced some errors with Asrock ?
May 27, 2012 10:07:55 PM

Really can't decide which board to pick up:

Asrock z77 extreme4
or
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H
or
MSI Z77A-GD55
or
MSI Z77A-GD65


Which board would be the perfect one for components listed in the beginning of this thread?
Help people!!

May 28, 2012 1:23:55 AM

There really isnt a ton of difference between them. The GD65 has 3 PCI-3.0 slots, but I doubt you will need them all.

I also wouldn't base my decision on what people on Newegg are saying. Only go by legitimate review sites.

I like the extreme4, can't say anything bad about it. I didn't read the reviews, but if people are complaining about the A2 error, I think that has something to do with not having a hdd connected or something. I say that because I was getting that on the Dr. Debug LED display when I was breadboarding, but when I got it all together, there were no issues. YMMV

May 28, 2012 8:07:03 AM

Jan4ix said:
Really can't decide which board to pick up:

Asrock z77 extreme4
or
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H
or
MSI Z77A-GD55
or
MSI Z77A-GD65


Which board would be the perfect one for components listed in the beginning of this thread?
Help people!!


Tom's review picks ASRock Z77 extreme 6, MSI Z77A GD65 and one more. It boils down to personal choice. I would go with MSI Z77A GD65
!