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Looking to get an i7 4770k. Mobo suggestions?

#1DakomissarZeroPosted 10/31/2013 8:14:52 PM
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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#2xcmon3yx2Posted 10/31/2013 8:17:16 PM
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#3AlleRacingPosted 10/31/2013 8:29:11 PM
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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#4DakomissarZero(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 8:40:50 PM(edited)
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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#5DakomissarZero(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 4:25:03 PM
Bump. Have yet to get a decisive response.
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#6lionheart5656Posted 11/4/2013 4:28:05 PM
DakomissarZero posted...
Bump. Have yet to get a decisive response.


I am decidedly uninterested.
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#7DiehardFFv2Posted 11/4/2013 4:31:25 PM
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#8MasterMarrPosted 11/4/2013 5:03:17 PM
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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#9Trance_FanPosted 11/4/2013 5:14:54 PM(edited)
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
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#10mrCubePosted 11/4/2013 5:19:28 PM(edited)
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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