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

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-i5-3570k-boxed/specificaties/

GPU Gigabyte GTX670 OC http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/310822/gigabyte-gv-n670oc-2gd/specificaties/

SSD Crucial m4 128 GB http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/282241/crucial-m4-ct128m4ssd2-128gb/specificaties/

HDD Seagate barracuda 2TB http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/297052/seagate-barracuda-720014-st2000dm001-2tb/specificaties/

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

RAM patriot viper 3 http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/312936/patriot-viper-3-pv38g160c9k/specificaties/

PSU Corsair Enthusiast 750W http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/277938/corsair-enthusiast-tx750-v2/specificaties/

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

MOTHERBOARD???? I was thinking either ASRock z77 extreme 4 or gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4-TH.
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/306271/asrock-z77-extreme4/specificaties/
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/315059/gigabyte-ga-z77x-up4-th/specificaties/

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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  1. whats ur maximum budget and do u need. monitor. windows. keyboard?
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. ASRock z77 extreme 4 is much better if you consider the PRICE TAG

    Great built buddy
  6. its not readily avaible in denmark tho. its more expensive also.
  7. 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
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