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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H for new rig

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June 15, 2012 2:36:05 AM

I am finishing up my new rig and can't decide on a mobo. It looks like the UD3H is about $20 more, otherwise I can't decide which one to get. My Rig is shaping up to be the following:

CPU: Intel i5-3570k - $190
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 4 or Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD3h
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $47
GPU: Plan on using onboard graphics for the time being
HDD : WD Caviar Black 1TB - $85
SDD Crucial M4 128GB SSD - $100
PSU: XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition - $60
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two - $56
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - $18

Anyone have any other thoughts on my part choices?

Thanks guys!

a c 136 B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2012 4:14:24 AM

either board will be fine .

the psu is a large unit for such a low power consumption computer .
a b B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2012 4:23:09 AM

As outlander said both boards will be a good, My question is why are you buying a sli/crossfire MoBo and only a 650W PSU ?

You can do this 2 ways IMO get a MOBO with 1 PCI E 3.0 and a good QL 550W PSU or Get a MoBo like the ones your thinking about with 2 PCI E 3.0 and a 750W PSU for room to sli/crossfire down the road and OCing room.


Rest of the build looks good!

Edit pick the mobo that has the stuff you like on it in the places that work best for your case so you have a nice clean system ( not like my birds nest wire job :p  )
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2012 4:39:05 AM

when you can run a GTX 670 on a 500 watt psu , and SLi two of them with a good quality 650 watt

you need to be spending an awful lot on graphics cards to justify a 750 watt psu
a b B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2012 4:51:23 AM

Outlander ? If you have a GTX 670s sli setup with 2 HDD a SSD and 2 OCed card and a OCed CPU dont you think you would be pushing that 650W a little to close ( with capacitor aging ) I know they dont age 10 % a year ECT but a power user might need a 750W to have a nice life of the PSU.


+ you still see thos PSU cacaltor saying you need a 750W to 850W for 2 sli 680S with heavy OCing
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