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Hi friends!

Trying to build a budget system but can't decide which motherboard should i pick, i've narrowed the options and all i've got is this two.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330 ASRock Z77 Extreme3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297 ASRock Z77 Pro3

There's a 25$ diffrence between these two.
I'm not going to overclock that much or at all (i don't know, maybe i will:rolleyes:)

Here's my rest of the system i think i'll get
I5 3470
8 GB Memory
1TB HDD
GTX 670 (maybe 7870)

Best regards.
 
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#2
well there might be people with better suggestions on this.

But for me the choice would be either go with the b75 pro3 (matx or not is your choice) and the i5 of your choice. That would be the budget option, and offers everything cept overclocking. Which a non K processor isnt very useful for anyways.

But if you fancy overclocking somewhat down the line and be more future proof, dont skimp and go with the k processor an I5 3570k which is 30$ more and this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

thats the most budget proper overclocking motherboard from asrock, though reading up on the extreme 3 that might also be fine, the 4 is slightly more expensive offers slightly better power phasing for overclocking and I think slightly better caps.

Maybe someone else knows more about difference between caps and which is better value for money ;)

With the extreme mobos you cant go with the matx ones as they offer less power phases
 
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It depends on how much importance you want to place on OC'ing. The Extreme 3 should give slightly better OC'ing.
 
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If your going to use a 3470 just get an H77 board.
 
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Z77 Pro3 should be enough, unless you need SLI/CF. If you don't need Intel SRT (SSD caching), save yourself a few bucks - get Z75 Pro3 instead ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

As far as OC goes, I suggest you OC i5 3470 to 4 GHz and leave it at that.
 
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Z77 Pro3 is a little smaller (ATX 30.5cm x 19.3cm) than the Extreme3, will that be a problem for a GPU like GTX 670 or 7870 ?
 
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No, it'll still have the same PCIe slot for the video card as every other motherboard produced today
 
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