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Windows 7: first pc build advice/help W motherboard choise

22 Jan 2013   #1

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first pc build advice/help W motherboard choise

hi guys i am currzntly saving money to build my first pc(gaming build) and i dont know much from motherboards and which one i should chose so these are the specs i have now:

intel core i7 3770K with cooler master V8 cpu-cooler
gigabyte gtx 670 OC windforce
8 gigs corsair vengeance 1600 Mhz
case:Cm storm stryker
PSU:OCZ ZT750 watt
SSD:OCZ vertex 3 120 gigs
HDD:WD 500gigs bleu
lg dvd-rom

these are my specs but as you probably noticed there is no motherboard YET because i dont know which one to chose because my case has 4 fans that come with it and i cant find an mobo with 4 3-pin connectors so now my question is , can i connect a 3-pin fan connector to a 4 pin or can i plug it in to the fan controller in the case or something else, i would also appreciate other advice such as choise of psu or cpu cooler etc. because this is my first build.


now i am having doubts between these 2 motherboards because they have good reviews and good looks but if you would give advice on buying another mobo then one of these below, feel free to do so and i would appreciate it

-Asrock z77 extreme 4
-ASUS p8Z77-V pro

i would appreciate advice and if you suggest another mobo, please stay below 200 $


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22 Jan 2013   #2

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What I can tell you is I have the z68 extreme 4 from asrock and it's a very solid board.
The reason I quit buying ASUS was I had multiple motherboards fail, and a lot of problems with their support.

Also remember the motherboard is the one thing that all the other devices have to function through. So that 200 dollar mark is probably about where you want to be. Cheaper motherboards will get the job done but may also introduce 'choke points' in the system.
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22 Jan 2013   #3

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I normally only buy from one of three brands, Asus, Gigabyte, and Intel. I usually don't buy from Asus due to cost, when compared to the other two, so my suggestion is to get a Gigabyte board if you want to do some performance tweaking, over-clocking, etc. If not, an Intel board will give you perfect stability without any hassle. Either brand will have several Z77 boards to choose from.
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22 Jan 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I normally only buy from one of three brands, Asus, Gigabyte, and Intel. I usually don't buy from Asus due to cost, when compared to the other two, so my suggestion is to get a Gigabyte board if you want to do some performance tweaking, over-clocking, etc. If not, an Intel board will give you perfect stability without any hassle. Either brand will have several Z77 boards to choose from.
thanks , but which one from gigabyte would you suggest?
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22 Jan 2013   #5

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That isn't something I would be able to answer for you...only you would be able to. You can easily compare them to see the features, such as how many memory slots you need, PCI-E slot, expansion slots, USB ports, etc.
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22 Jan 2013   #6

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okay thanks and what should i do with my fans, the case comes stock with 4 fans and i want to install 2 more for extra cooling . what if the motherboard doesnt have enough connectors?
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22 Jan 2013   #7

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That would be something to consider, but if no board comes with enough fan controllers, then you can always buy adapters for the fans to use 4 pin molex connectors, or splitters.

That being said, I'd question the design of a case if it needed 6 fans. Just simply adding fans doesn't always improve cooling. Given the one you have listed, it looks to have plenty of cooling with the stock 4. I'd have the two in the front blowing in, then use the top, large fan and the rear fan to exhaust the hot air.
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22 Jan 2013   #8

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If you want to save money ditch the 3770k it's an useless expense for gaming, the 3570k will do the job perfectly.
Or even an AMD FX-8350K. And for much less than the 3770k
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