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    Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    I bought the Gigabyte Z77-D3H Motherboard which cost £80 but the USB 3.0 ports don't work when USB 3.0 hard drives are plugged in.

    Can anyone recommend a motherboard that you've had and you've tested that all the USB 3.0 ports work at USB 3.0 speeds? I'm not sure if I want a Gigabyte motherboard again. I would like to overclock the CPU to 4.8 Ghz.

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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    Have you tried to flash your bios for the USB 3.0 to work? I know i have had to do this with a few recent builds its worth looking into.

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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    Yes Gigabyte seem to have a few problems with USB 3 .0 when it comes to MB`s. A Bios Flash will sort.

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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    I upgraded my bios to the latest version which didn't work. Gigabyte suggested I try a beta bios which wasn't listed on their site but I'm not going to mess with Beta stuff.

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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    Quote Originally Posted by holygamer View Post
    I upgraded my bios to the latest version which didn't work. Gigabyte suggested I try a beta bios which wasn't listed on their site but I'm not going to mess with Beta stuff.
    You don't really have anything to lose trying the beta version. It will only be the firmware USB drivers that are different. If it doesn't work, you can re-flash back to the standard firmware.
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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    what is your budget? I'm using an Asus p8z77m-pro. Usb 3.0 is fine, overclocking is fine too. OCed my i5-2500k to 4.8Ghz once..

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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    £80 - £130

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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    Asus p8z77m-pro is that board's asus counterpart. also mATX if you still want the same size. P8Z77-M PRO has a 6+2 power phases, decent overclocking board. It's at £101.72 inc VAT @ scan right now. P8Z77-V would be better but it's a larger board also priced @ £122.12 inc VAT

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    Re: Plesae recommend a good overclocking motherboard for core i7 2700K with USB 3.0

    P8Z77-V does me well. Unless you want an mATX board you'll get more for your money with the full fat version.
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