Closed Help my friend find a good motherboard. Tags: New Build Motherboards Systems Product Last response: January 31, 2013 1:30 PM in Systems Share mailman59 January 30, 2013 10:33:40 PM So my friend just bough the NZXT 210 Elite case for the start of his build and he showed me the mobo he was going to get. But I told him that it has no internal usb 3.0. My question is: Can you help me find a good motherboard for him? These are the planned specs: i5 3570k h70 or 80(maybe "i") cpu cooler gtx 550 (he plans on upgrading to sli 2 gtx 670's) 750 watt psu (most likely corsair or seasonic) 2 tb barracuda hdd 128gb ssd for windows 7 and games corsair vengence 2x4 gb I will overclock his cpu (maybe the gpu if i can) Thanks for reading. More about : friend find good motherboard Best solution djangoringo a c 81 V Motherboard January 30, 2013 10:42:10 PM Share Asrock Z77 extreme 4, it's a good mobo, supports SLI. andrewcarr a b V Motherboard January 30, 2013 10:44:07 PM First of all just get a good air cooler. Secondly for the motherboard here is a good model. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources Need help finding a $600 gaming build for friend - Forum Friend 's Build HELP - Forum [ Help ] $800 Build for a Friend - Forum Building friend a budget gamer. Help me choose GPU please!! - Forum Please Help I believe I friend my motherboard and CPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sakkura a c 84 V Motherboard January 30, 2013 10:58:59 PM The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H at $120 seems a slightly better deal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... andrewcarr a b V Motherboard January 30, 2013 11:05:59 PM Sakkura said:The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H at $120 seems a slightly better deal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... One giant problem with that gigabyte motherboard is that he wants to run SLI 670's in the future and that doesn't support SLI. mailman59 January 31, 2013 12:31:41 AM Best answer selected by mailman59. Sakkura a c 84 V Motherboard January 31, 2013 2:07:27 AM andrewcarr said:One giant problem with that gigabyte motherboard is that he wants to run SLI 670's in the future and that doesn't support SLI. It does support SLI. That's what the X means. The GA-Z77-D3H does not support SLI, but the GA-Z77X-D3H does. It even comes with a SLI bridge in the box, as Tom's review of it explains: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri... It's recommended as equal to the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 in terms of value, but that's with the Extreme4 costing $10 less. With the GA-Z77X-D3H being cheaper, I'd say it's a slightly better deal, though it also depends on what features you want. andrewcarr a b V Motherboard January 31, 2013 3:18:49 AM Opps guess I should have check the products page rather than relying on newegg to shot it splits to a PCI-e 8x/8x not 16x/4x as I thought, my bad. hamza5509 January 31, 2013 7:48:50 AM gb Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumA Friend 's Build - Need help deciding ForumBuilding Computer for Friend ForumNeed a grapics card to help out a friend , dont know what to buy ForumFriend and I are building a computer, motherboard option help ? ForumPlease help me find a new Z77 motherboard I am desperate ForumHelp build a system for a friend ForumNeed Help to find Good /Affordable gaming Motherboard , and RAM ForumBuild for a Friend - $800 ForumNeed help to put a system together for a friend ! ForumHelp build my lady friend a $2800 Gaming PC ForumHelping a friend on super budget non gaming rig, and update for my rig ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumGood rig For under 600? ForumTrying to find the make/manufacturer of my computer chassis. ForumMid-Range Gaming Build Help More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !