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#1 travism21

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

what is a good z77 motherboard for around $150?


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#2 dr_bowtie

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Asus Z77-V-LK

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131837


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#3 DnaAngel

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Anything Asus. Though Ive always been partial.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

It really depends on what features you need.

 

I needed ATX and Crossfire

I also wanted the ability to go SLI in the future, if I choose to.

 

I just purchased this one:  http://ncix.com/products/?sku=76791  a few days ago,, I am just setting it all up now.  Good so far.  Tons of features in the BIOS.


Edited by feetfats, 11 February 2013 - 06:48 PM.

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Asrock Etreme3 z77

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

asus all the way and if you can find a open box on newegg you save a bunch of money.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

I have the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H and love it. Mine is setup with an mSATA 60 gig I use for the boot drive, very nice...


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

I just gotta get into the gourd of the Asus lovers  :)

 

On this one I give thumbs up to Ed.....  The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H.  Or if you can swing another $19 over your budget the UD4H  :)


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Gigabyte are darn good boards as well. really should rephrase it to 'Anything BUT AsRock" lol


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

for $50 more you can get the Asus Maximus V GENE. It's a high performer and mATX.

 

Just a thought....the one dr.bowtie posted is good too.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:15 AM

Asus Z77-V-LK

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131837

...and 8 gigs of corsair vengeance ta boot,.... boy, ya can't go wrong with that !


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:08 AM

Just been reading about bad RMA stuff about ASUS.

I am on my second ASUS board and it is good, but I'd hate to have to RMA with them.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:54 AM

I am very impressed with the Gigabyte Z77N-WiFi. It is an ITX board but really solid.


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