Too Many choices for new Z77 MoBo.....?

Hey Everybody,

Iv pretty much finished off a build for a friend of mine but im thinking of changing the MoBo I chose from a Z68 to a new Z77 as im buying an Intel i7 3770 for the CPU. The System will be used for heavy/professional Video editing/rendering using CS5 Premiere Pro mainly.

Im fairly set on getting an Asus as i really like the brand but there are so many different types and was wanting help with the differences, from the P8Z77 WS to the P8Z77-V, P8Z77-V LE, LE PLUS, P8Z77-V LX, P8Z77-V LK......?

If anyone can help it would be great.

The Rest of the build is as follows

CPU: Intel i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 1155
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V-Pro/Gen3........Asus P8Z77-V-Pro
GPU: GeForce GTX 580 "Phantom" 3072MB
SSD: Corsair 120GB Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s - For System and Programs
HDD: Seagate 500gb HDD 7200rpm
RAM: Corsair 8GB, DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel 1600Mhz
PSU: CorSair TX650 V2 650W 80+ Bronze


Thanks.... :D, Graeme
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  1. i'm getting this i think

    http://www.dabs.com/products/asus- [...] z77&src=16

    Asus too!!
  2. The only difference is the number of SATA ports, PCI ports and a couple other features.

    Do you intend to CF in the future? I assume not with a 580. A 650W PSU won't power two 580's (Off the top of my head, I don't think anyway).
  3. You could probably get an GTX670 for the same price as that GTX580. And you should.
    As for the mobo, I'm not much of an specialist on the subject but I don't think it would matter much which board you pick since your friend won't be OC'ing. Any Asus Z77 board would suffice, just get the cheapest one.
    I could be wrong.
  4. Okay thanks, No wasn't planning on using CrossFire just going to get a GPU with fairly decent RAM 2GB+.

    I did compare a couple and I think you might be right basically the same but only a few diff features hear and there PCI slots/SATA ports etc..
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