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    • dokdek's system
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    Which Z77 motherboard?

    I'm building a system with a 3570k soon and I'm absolutely torn between which motherboard to choose, I'm not planning to overclock much, maybe to around 4.2ghz. I'm currently deciding between the ud3h from gigabyte, the asrock extreme 4, Asus p8z77 V, and the msi gd55. Which one should I choose? Or are there any others that you would recommend? My budget is 130 pounds. Thanks.

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    • Rookie1986's system
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    Re: Which Z77 motherboard?

    Go with something from Asus, they seem to be the best rated by reviews and customers.

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    Re: Which Z77 motherboard?

    I would put the Asus as my first choice, followed by the Gigabyte and then the MSI, I would usually pick Asus first as I do like the ROG mobos so I guess that makes me more that a little biased.

    But when picking know that in terms of performance only a few points will split the best and the worst of the mobo's, it tends to be feature sets and durability that sets them apart which is why I put Asus and Gigabyte as the top two choices. I don't know much about MSI but have heard some comments about the ASRock mobo's not overclocking very well.

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    • dokdek's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77 UD3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance Black LP 2x4GB @1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • Hitachi Deskstar 300GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 480
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    Re: Which Z77 motherboard?

    I was thinking of the ASUS one aswell, but it seems to offer the least amount of features for the highest price out of all of them, no start, reset, clr cmos, debug LED. While Gigabyte seems to offer a ton more for a bit less, all USB 3 back panel, all features I mentioned before, MSATA (I would like to use a cache SSD soon). But I dont know, is it really worth it to go for the asus one even though it has less features, the only thing that it has over the gigabyte one is WIFI and a better power phases (8+4 vs 6+2). Still cant decide =/

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