Best Motherboard for my build?

Hi,

I've been looking at the Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard, but if there is anyting better for the price/performance please tell me, I was looking at the P8Z77-V board too - not sure which one is better, here is my setup so far:

Intel i5 "2500K CPU
Sapphire 6870 ATX12V PSU
Seasonic 620 PSU
Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb RAM
Sony 24x DVD-RW
Cool Master Elite 430 Case
Seagate 500GB HD
Enermax Fans (x2)
TP-Link Wi-Fi Card

So please recommend me a motherboard, thanks!
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  1. Opps: I meant Sapphire 6870 ATX12V Graphics Card
  2. personally i would have gotten ivy bridge. it is faster and has a lot more features. if you are to get ivy bridge, get hte i5 3570k and the gigabyte z77x-ud5h

    if you are to get sandy bridge, get the gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 or the z68-v PRO or the one you suggested
  3. Okay, well I think I'm going to get this processor: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Core-i5-2550K-CPU/dp/B007636PS0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1338986149&sr=1-1

    As it's better than the 2500K and the same price - And I'd prefer Asus so I'll go with the P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard :)

    Many thanks
  4. For i5-2500K that Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard, is good another choice to consider ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $119.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271#top as TheBigTroll said if you are to get ivy get the i5 3570k but i would Go with a Gigabyt UD5, ASUS V Pro, or an MSI GD65,or an ASRock Z77 Extreme6. These are all excellent boards for overclocking as well. ;)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128549
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295#top
  5. jazperr said:
    Okay, well I think I'm going to get this processor: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Core-i5-2550K-CPU/dp/B007636PS0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1338986149&sr=1-1

    As it's better than the 2500K and the same price - And I'd prefer Asus so I'll go with the P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard :)

    Many thanks


    .
    it isnt better at all.you will lose the igpu completely and lose quicksync.
  6. Just researched that, forget what I said lol
  7. ok
  8. What is the different between the P8Z68-V/GEN3 and P8Z77-V? :/
  9. The Gen3 is supposedly PCIe 3.0 ready, but you need an IB CPU and MOBO to use it in the future.
  10. Which is worth getting? Or are they the same excluding the Gen3
  11. Z77 with an IB CPU will be good and requires no BIOS tinkering.
  12. azeem40 said:
    Z77 with an IB CPU will be good and requires no BIOS tinkering.


    How would this setup be
    http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z77-v-lx--intel-core-i5-3570k---8gb-ddr3-performance-plus-ivybridge-bundle-8271.html

    Or is it not worth the extra £50? I don't want to pay more and receive the same performance.

    Thanks
  13. that board and ram will do you fine. if you plan to sli (if you get nividia cards) the lx will not work. it will work for crossfire fine
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