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#1easycompany68Posted 3/12/2014 2:46:27 PM
Trying to decide if any of these would be the best bang for the buck motherboards. The processor will be the 15-4670k, the pc is for gaming and im pretty much a noob who is learning on the fly.

Did some research and asked some questions and these motherboards seem to stand out in the $150-$190 range.

I would love to to get the lowest priced here to use that budget elsewhere. Is it as simple as pick any and there all similar or is there something I should know about avoiding any of these.

gigabyte G1. sniper z87 - $190ish
gigabyte G1. sniper z5s - $170ish
gigabyte z87x - ud3h - $165ish
msi z87 - GD65 gaming - $190ish
msi z87 - GD45 gaming - $160ish

without knowing anything about these, if I can get the msi z87 GD45 for the price.. that would be great but I kinda feel like I want to get one that will last the longest and and have the least amount of problems.

NOTE: I will be overclocking my processor at some point, not sure if that makes a difference.
#2urtvPosted 3/12/2014 2:59:00 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989
#3easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 3:02:15 PM
urtv posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989


Too expensive, on the Canadian sites its $220 plus taxes, but thank you
#4VIP86Posted 3/12/2014 3:18:21 PM
Any of those motherboards are fine to be honest. You would also be fine with getting a board that's around 120-150 bucks.
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#5easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 3:23:59 PM
VIP86 posted...
Any of those motherboards are fine to be honest. You would also be fine with getting a board that's around 120-150 bucks.


Ya, I had that In mind as well. I do want to overclock at some point and I really want to build something of quality and will last. Im reading a lot about brands that say one thing and is actually something else like power supplies.. I want to avoid this so im putting in 20-30 bucks more on each item to ensure I get something somewhat up to date and of good value.
#6popping4itPosted 3/12/2014 3:30:56 PM(edited)
motherboard doesnt matter for overclocking your 4670k will probably OC to 4.2ghz

basically the super high end motherboards dont really improve performance any sigificant amount you can watch this video of linus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeuJAOVRoA0

so basically buying the mobo will be for features like the embedded soundchip, how many pcie slots, sli support if you need it, rear ports, reliability and aesthetics.
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#7easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 3:46:10 PM
popping4it posted...
motherboard doesnt matter for overclocking your 4670k will probably OC to 4.2ghz

basically the super high end motherboards dont really improve performance any sigificant amount you can watch this video of linus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeuJAOVRoA0

so basically buying the mobo will be for features like the embedded soundchip, how many pcie slots, sli support if you need it, rear ports, reliability and aesthetics.


Im gonna watch it right now.

you actually beat me to the punch, I was gonna ask what the difference is between motherboards.. what are you paying for. I simply want something that's good quality physically, can handle OC (didn't know that it wasn't a factor), and had all the same features you normally get.
#8easycompany68(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 4:13:44 PM(edited)
Wow so if your a simpleton like me who might overclock a little but won't start adding all kinds of things to the PC, them I might even be better off going with something in the $100-125 range and putting the other 50$ towards a better GPU or something like that?

Edit: So then any suggestions for a mother board that won't hurt my build (not necessarily increase it).. and that is from a trusted name with good solid components that aren't cheap.
#9PhilOnDezPosted 3/12/2014 4:17:48 PM
I usually recommend something in the $120-150 (US) range. If that video is the one I'm thinking it is his conclusion wasn't that high end mobos aren't worth it, it was that they don't provide any performance boost in and of themselves. At stock there will be no difference and with the same level of overclock again there'll be no difference. Higher quality boards tend to have much tighter voltage control allowing for more stable overclocks, as well as finer controls over said clocks.
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#10PsythikPosted 3/12/2014 4:29:55 PM
easycompany68 posted...
Wow so if your a simpleton like me who might overclock a little but won't start adding all kinds of things to the PC, them I might even be better off going with something in the $100-125 range and putting the other 50$ towards a better GPU or something like that?

Edit: So then any suggestions for a mother board that won't hurt my build (not necessarily increase it).. and that is from a trusted name with good solid components that aren't cheap.
Yeah put it towards a better GPU. I have a $120 Gigabyte Z87MX and it has more features than I could possibly ever need. So many OCing features alone that it'll make your head spin.
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