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Building a new pc! What's the best motherboard for a i5-3570K?

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December 7, 2012 7:29:09 PM

My gaming computer fried when I put in a new power supply so I'm building a new one!

This is what I have so far:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) --- Should I get 8gbs instead? From what I hear it's better for gaming.
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3
Radeon 7850 2gb

I have no idea what motherboard to get. I'm a bit lost with all the options. I need something to take advantage of that processor but around $160. Any suggestions would be awesome.

I'll be using the pc for WOW and occasionally light video editing if that helps.




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December 7, 2012 8:20:56 PM

I agree with Jay get a Z77 chipset motherboards I've built 5 recently and they run great. I've used 8GB, since I didn't see as good a return on performance for the cost of going to 16GB. Price may be rising so make your decision on the RAM right away. Here are some models I've seen some good stuff on around your price range.

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS ASUS P8Z77-V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Z77A-GD65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 7, 2012 8:26:45 PM

Stick with 16gb of ram since you do some video editing.
Don't forget an aftermarket cpu cooler so you can take advantage of that unlocked processor.
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May 16, 2013 3:42:05 AM

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 seems like a great deal, I want one with that cpu haha
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May 16, 2013 4:47:02 AM

I would choose these motherboard in the following order:
1. ASUS P8Z77-V: has allot of features, supports SLI and even 3-way CFX. 4x SATAIII ports, WiFi, overclocks pretty good. only con is that its a bit pricy, around $190

2. ASRock Extreme4 Z77: About the same as the P8Z77-V only much cheaper, biggest drop downs from the P8Z77-V are the 3-Way CFX and WiFi if you dont need those take this mobo then.

3. ASUS P8Z77-V LK: cheaper than the ASRock one above, only doesn't overclock as well as it and doesn't have 4xSATAIII. This is actually a great option, since it does support SLI/CFX. Most people don't need extra SATA ports, or WiFi or other stuff they wont use. You can save good money when taking this one

Also stick with the 8GB memory, is enough for light video editing. If you take the cheaper motherboard, you can go for a better GFX card(if possible)
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May 16, 2013 2:40:51 PM

TheMentalist said:
I would choose these motherboard in the following order:
2. ASRock Extreme4 Z77: About the same as the P8Z77-V only much cheaper, biggest drop downs from the P8Z77-V are the 3-Way CFX and WiFi if you dont need those take this mobo then.


For the wifi, I like the layout of the above board, because it leaves two PCIe x1 lanes free even with two dual slot graphics cards in, so you can add a 300/450mb/s card very cheap and easily, and any other device that fits the slot
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May 17, 2013 5:11:41 AM

KrazyKap said:

For the wifi, I like the layout of the above board, because it leaves two PCIe x1 lanes free even with two dual slot graphics cards in, so you can add a 300/450mb/s card very cheap and easily, and any other device that fits the slot


Yeah thats true, but the P8Z77-V LK does give a PCIe x1 even when two dual slot cards are installed. It's actually a personal choice to make, cause both are great mobo's :) 
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June 7, 2013 9:54:51 PM

Try an MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming edition. It retails for $125 USD and works amazingly well with the i5 3570k and it looks real sexy too!
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June 8, 2013 2:30:24 AM

Anonymous said:
My gaming computer fried when I put in a new power supply so I'm building a new one!

This is what I have so far:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) --- Should I get 8gbs instead? From what I hear it's better for gaming.
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3
Radeon 7850 2gb

I have no idea what motherboard to get. I'm a bit lost with all the options. I need something to take advantage of that processor but around $160. Any suggestions would be awesome.

I'll be using the pc for WOW and occasionally light video editing if that helps.






I would up your power supply to 650w-700w corsair depending if your overclocking and even if your not i would go with 650w

recomended from tom hardware my recomendation also msi do make good boards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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