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Motherboard Decision for i5-3570k

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  • Started 1 year ago by ElessarSeregon
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ElessarSeregon
Posts: 9

Trying to find the best mobo for my (soon-to-be) i5-3570k. So far the three I'm looking at are:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

You will get better answers if you provide links to the descriptions of those devices.

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ElessarSeregon
Posts: 9

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813157293

ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....eme3%20LGA

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813131837

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ronniesonora
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I like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813157295

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IC24U
IC24U
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Personally I have this already - am not a fan of AsRock http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=19888 - Asus P8Z77-V nice features .

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TheRandomGuy7
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Hi, that processor is in my build too, and I have the Asus. It all works great, the Asus motherboard is cheap and very reliable. It can also be overclocked well, so its a no-brainer really.

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rld-on-how2geek
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Just bought an Asus P8Z77-M pro motherboard for my i5-3570k CPU. Mainly due to the fact that I'm going to install the assembly into a M-ATX case. The features are nice enough for that application. However, for a full-sized install, I have looked over the Asus (like that manufacturer over most available these days) P8Z77-V Deluxe. That is truely a nice find, for it has both WIFI & Bluetooth. Also, it has nice 12-stage power filtering as well as several other nice BIOS features. Of course, SATA-6, SATA-3, & USB 3.0 are on board. You can take a look here Asus Motherboard: P8Z77-V Deluxe. Of course, if you have more to spend, they have higher-level models.

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rld-on-how2geek
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Also, for a $20 CPU cooler, I have found the Silenx model EFZ-92HA3 to work appreciably well as compared to the stock CPU cooler provided with your i5-3570. I have looked at several tech-support related websites when I was shopping. There are more pricey alternatives available, but here is a nice low-cost solution that seems to make a difference in a build where there is normal CPU clocking speeds (though you can over-clock the CPU a small percentage with still good results, manufacturer does not market it for over-clockers). Here is the manufacturer's web-link: Silenx EFZ-92HA3. Here is a review of the cooler (most sites are consistent in that it's definitely better than a stock heatsink & fan). You can check it out here: Product Review Nov 2011. Just a suggestion for a cooler running 4-core processor. Seems to make a difference for me anyway.

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GUNNY1966
GUNNY1966
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I've got a ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE GEN3 & since the new 22nm has came out, I regret I didn't hold off! The problem with this board is it is memory PARTICULAR & it hasn't got the CPU-I so you actually cannot overclock the CPU. I've done a EXTENSIVE amout of reasearch on the current motherboards & here is a link for your viewing pleasure http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/ <---- Futuremark. NOTICE the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is the most popular board & overall it benchmarks really well HOWEVER the more popular ASRock Motherboard is this one ---> http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6TB4/
If it were me doing a build at the current date I'd go with the Extreme6 as the warranty is the same & one can get a few more bells & whistles per say. Honestly, I'd not even consider the ASUS line of products due to ALL the ASUS GOOD ENGINEERS have gone over to ASRock F.Y.I. & this will be a downturn for ASUS & I need not mention all the ASUS RMA (replacement) is HORRIBLE to say the least! One can read VOLUMES of all the suggestions but the one thing to consider is
(1) Does it fit your needs?
(2) Will you be satisfied?
(3) Will it last?
(4) Is it in your budget?
With all these questions & all the comments made on numerious forums & in millions of post, my preference is EXACTLY this one (BASED OFF OF) (1) Cost/Budget (2) Warranty (3) Benchmarks here it is ----------> http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....llFullInfo
My next step up is more outragious simply due to the OVECLOCKABILITY & the WARRANTY once again ----------> http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813157328 NOTE: Both of the following ASRock motherboards are 3 years warranty & that alone is a sighn that if you do run into problems you will be covered BUT if you make a mistake overclocking ect.ect., it's on you!

REASEARCH is the BEST value added contribution in your favor DO IT! Good Luck & Best Wishes, GUNNY1966

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