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User Info: DakomissarZero

DakomissarZero
3 years ago#1
Anyone suggest a good motherboard to go with an i7 4770k? I've heard good things about the Z87, but what model? A friend suggested the Asus Sabertooth, and while I can afford it, compared to one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981

I'm not sure the extra $100 is worth it, would be better spent on upgrading the GPU. Any thoughts?
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User Info: AlleRacing

AlleRacing
3 years ago#3
Well, it depends. I'm guessing you want to overclock, so you want something with decent power delivery. Do you want a decent sound card at all? Do you value aesthetics? etc.

I bought an Asus Maximus VI Formula for my 4770k, I liked the aesthetic of having the plastic shroud covering most of the PCB, and the entire backside has a metal backplate except for the CPU area. It also included a built in sound card roughly equivalent or maybe slightly better than a Xonar DX, which is $80 on its own.

The motherboard you listed can do the job fine, and as with anything, there will be diminishing returns as you go up in price. The Gigabyte Ultra-Durable line is also pretty decent.
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User Info: DakomissarZero

DakomissarZero
3 years ago#4
I plan to overclock in the future, but I figure the onboard audio setup would do fine, and I don't really care about aesthetics, just something with good performance and will last.

While I'm at it, should I wait for any Black Friday or any holiday deals?
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User Info: DakomissarZero

DakomissarZero
3 years ago#5
Bump. Have yet to get a decisive response.
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lionheart5656
3 years ago#6
DakomissarZero posted...
Bump. Have yet to get a decisive response.


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User Info: MasterMarr

MasterMarr
3 years ago#8
DakomissarZero posted...
Anyone suggest a good motherboard to go with an i7 4770k? I've heard good things about the Z87, but what model? A friend suggested the Asus Sabertooth, and while I can afford it, compared to one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981

I'm not sure the extra $100 is worth it, would be better spent on upgrading the GPU. Any thoughts?


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User Info: Trance_Fan

Trance_Fan
3 years ago#9
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Mobo

this is one of the best mobo for 4770k, it offers features that's usually found on other boards that cost $100-$150 more

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693
i think it's nice

User Info: mrCube

mrCube
3 years ago#10
Trance_Fan posted...
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Mobo

this is one of the best mobo for 4770k, it offers features that's usually found on other boards that cost $100-$150 more

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693


not really, it offers features pretty much standard for its price range, along with a NIC that lots of people have issues with . Not to mention the tacky-as-f*** dragon on the chipset heatsink.

Edit: Also forgot to mention, Toms Hardware did a roundup of the best sub-$160 motherboards, and the MSI Z87-G45 overclocks the worst out of all of them.

The Asrock Z87 Extreme4 is a good value, IMO. Not the flashiest board but it offers good features for its price, including HDMI input which I think is great. I think I heard some people have had UEFI issues that required an update but I can't remember for sure. I never had issues.
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