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

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June 18, 2012 10:43:35 PM

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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June 18, 2012 11:26:06 PM

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).
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June 18, 2012 11:27:33 PM

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.
June 19, 2012 12:03:43 AM

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..