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Old 03-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my MSI board I had fubared when I tried to update the BIOS for accepting an IVY bridge i7-3770K. It's going back for RMA, but in the mean time, I'm looking at another board for me (then use the MSI and i5 Sandy) to upgrade the wife machine)

So I'm looking at these and wanna see you ya'll think? Must have's:

- onboard front USB3 connection
- at least 2/3 onboard USB2 connections
- IVY BRIDGE compatible

So with that said, I have found:
ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

ECS Z77H2-A4 v1.1 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com

BIOSTAR TZ75B ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
(this one has a wierd placement for most things though. Not sure about this one)

Any suggestions?
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I would go for the Extreme 3 Z77 instead of the Z75. If budget is an issue then the ASRock over the other 2.
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Budget is kind of an issue. I got burned on a mobo that I now cannot RMA, so I need something under a 100. That extreme3 looks nice, but it'll be more than I can afford right now.

I might be able to squeeze a few more bucks outta the wife and get this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157297
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Yea I would get that one over the Z75 as well.
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Welp, I took your advice, and got the Extreme3. It had a 10% off promo code as well, so it was 108.00 total

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