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MSI Z77A-G43 or ASRock Z77 Pro4 or Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H

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August 6, 2013 7:39:44 AM

Hello guys, I want to buy new MB, and I can't choose which one is best choice(between these 3) my budget is about 110$, now i have i5 3470 and HD 7950 VaporX, 16GB of RAM, later I want to buy i7 3770K so i will overclock, so which one is best for overclock and which one is most durable?

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August 6, 2013 10:56:59 AM

The LGA 1155 socket is already dead. I don't think that it is a good choice to spend more on a dead socket when you already have a very good processor. For gaming the i5 and i7 are like exactly the same. The difference is just 5-10 FPS, that too on very high end graphics cards. The difference should be close to none in a 7950.

Hence I would recommend you to stick with the i5 3470. It is a pretty good CPU.

Anyways are you planning to crossfire in the future?
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August 6, 2013 11:02:13 AM

Get this board. It is a full sized ATX board with Crossfire and SLI support and other features. This should be pretty good for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $81.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-06 14:00 EDT-0400)

And also stick with the i5. For gaming there is no difference between the two CPU's
August 6, 2013 11:33:51 AM

I already have ASRock B75M R2.0, she is pretty small and i dont have place for nothing, my huge VaporX cooler cover almost all PCI slots, so i want new, better ATX motherboard, then i would like to sell this one and buy new one, i can get some cheaper MB like H77, but on H77 i cant overclock so i concluded it is better to buy Z77 motherboard, in Croatia we don't have that ZH MB, look this is my shop so you can see offer i ve got, and tell me which one is better for me in 500-750kn(kn is croatian money) price is located on right side, you will see and can you just tell me which one is best between those 3.