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HELP!!! Which motherboard for my new gaming rig?

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January 20, 2013 4:33:03 PM

Hi everyone,

To start, thank you in advance for contributing to this thread with your most valued opinions!

I am going to build my first gaming rig exactly in one month, so time is coming for me to decide exactly which components to buy.

Most of parts are decided but I am not sure about motherboard.

Computer for gaming and regular stuff like watching movies, browsing the internet etc.
(I hope it runs new games for some time)

Parts:

CPU 3570K http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/305922/intel-core-i5-357...

GPU Gigabyte GTX670 OC http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/310822/gigabyte-gv-n670o...

SSD Crucial m4 128 GB http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/282241/crucial-m4-ct128m...

HDD Seagate barracuda 2TB http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/297052/seagate-barracuda...

TOWER NZXT Crafted series phantom 410 http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/297368/nzxt-phantom-410/...

RAM patriot viper 3 http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/312936/patriot-viper-3-p...

PSU Corsair Enthusiast 750W http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/277938/corsair-enthusias...

CPU COOLER Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/294328/cooler-master-hyp...

MOTHERBOARD???? I was thinking either ASRock z77 extreme 4 or gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4-TH.
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/306271/asrock-z77-extrem...
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/315059/gigabyte-ga-z77x-...

Please let me know what you think!
I live in the Netherlands by the way, I guess parts are more expensive here than in U.S.A.

Cheers,

Jaime



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a b 4 Gaming
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January 20, 2013 4:34:24 PM

whats ur maximum budget and do u need. monitor. windows. keyboard?

January 20, 2013 5:08:04 PM

Hi Iceclock,

I have a 24" philips monitor, a logitech g110 and a logitech g9x so I wont be buying peripherals.
I do need a windows 7 64 bit so let me add 80 euros to that xD

My budget is around 1200 euros(maybe I am already over it xD)
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January 20, 2013 5:28:37 PM

iceclock said:
whats ur maximum budget and do u need. monitor. windows. keyboard?



well I just check and I already surpassed my budget, so I guess a good but not too expensive motherboard would come in handy right now xD
a b 4 Gaming
a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 6:16:36 PM

so 1200 euros alright.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCDT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCDT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/yCDT/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€206.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler (€51.28 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€130.29 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€44.01 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€64.59 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (€104.94 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (€285.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (€43.88 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€89.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (€25.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Other: win7 (€85.00)
Total: €1132.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 21:16 CET+0100)

there u go my friend.

January 20, 2013 6:33:52 PM

ASRock z77 extreme 4 is much better if you consider the PRICE TAG

Great built buddy
a b 4 Gaming
a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 6:59:19 PM

its not readily avaible in denmark tho. its more expensive also.

January 23, 2013 6:11:54 PM

Guys I live in the Netherlands(Holland)

Thanks for the build suggestion, but I want to keep every single part that I posted, even though its a bit over my budget. I just really need to know if there is a mobo (like asrock extreme 4) that will deliver the same way as the gigabyte z77 up4 th.
Plus, will the installation be the same way?And the wiring?

Thanks
!