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 Post subject: Motherboard advice for i7-4770
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:12 am 
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Howdy folks,
I have been looking to put together a new build for a while now and break free of my console gaming shackles.
A bit stupidly I ordered a i7-4770 before realising I have no idea what board I should be sticking it in. I would like a motherboard that won't hold back the silicon and give me plenty of future upgrade options. I was thinking in the $250-300 range but can go a bit higher, I would rather spend a bit more on it now and wait to get my GPU once the credit card recovers a bit. Not particularly bothered about what form factor but a smaller one might be nice.
I will be doing a lot a of content creation (photoshop & illustrator) by day and FPS / driving games by night. I'm not going to be doing any overclocking.

Thanks in advance

Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Motherboard advice for i7-4770
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:33 am 
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If you're not going to overclock, then you can pretty much stop at <$150 boards.

As for future upgrade options, if Intel keeps up their two generations per socket trend, you're going to see about maybe... 4 years of life before the board is obsolete, and lately there hasn't been much incentive in all aspects of hardware to upgrade to the next generation, but usually the one after that.

So really, just find something that as the I/O you need and don't spend any more for features you're not going to use.


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 Post subject: Re: Motherboard advice for i7-4770
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Thanks the advice LatiosXT.

I had a look around with your advice in mind and came up with the following:

Intel i7-4770 $342 (already purchased)
ASRock Z87-PRO4 $159
Kingston HyperX 8G Kit(4Gx2) $148
Samsung 840 Series 250gb $179
Corsair TX650 $112

I'll be putting it all in a fractal design define R4 and running windows 8 pro.

The GPU will come later....

Does anything look out of place?

Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Motherboard advice for i7-4770
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:23 pm 
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$150 for 8GB of RAM is way too much. The going rate I think these days is $60-$70


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 Post subject: Re: Motherboard advice for i7-4770
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:43 am 
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I should have mentioned that everything is in Australian dollars! We get screwed over here, but I will look around to make sure I'm not getting extra screwed...


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 Post subject: Re: Motherboard advice for i7-4770
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:08 am 
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check with these guys, they are Australians that buy alot of hardware and may know a good place to buy. http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=822664 tell them someone from team 11108 sent you.


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