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Help my friend find a good motherboard.

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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. :) 

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a c 81 V Motherboard
January 30, 2013 10:42:10 PM
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Asrock Z77 extreme 4, it's a good mobo, supports SLI.
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January 31, 2013 12:31:41 AM

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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.
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.
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