Best mobo for i4670k? Candidates...

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  1. Flashbackk

    Flashbackk Junior Member

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    Please help. I have these options in my shop. Pccomponentes.com
    Which do i choose?
    Asrock Z87 Pro3 or pro4: 125 euros (difference with h87?)
    Asus Z87-K 123 euros
    Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 115 eur
    Thx
     
  2. adnank77

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    What's your use ? Gaming, Overclocking, Browsing ???
     
  3. Flashbackk

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    Gaming and i think i ll do little oc. LITTLE. Im not proud in oc
     
  4. StitchExperimen

    StitchExperimen Senior member

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    The K is made for overclocking and the boards coast more so if you want to save buy the regular chip and a "media" as Intel would classify it motherboard.

    Intels o/c board with bells and whistles are Intel BOXDZ87KLT75K LGA 1150 Intel Z87 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard $289.00
     
  5. Flashbackk

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    But i can do the same with a 150 usd asrock z87 pro4, cant i?
     
  6. blackened23

    blackened23 Diamond Member

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    Look at all of the features of the motherboards you list. Figure out if you want to pay for extra SATA ports, wifi, and what have you.

    They will all OC equally well for the most part. My personal recommendation is the asus Z87 K. You certainly do NOT need a 300$ motherboard to overclock a Haswell. The Z87 K will do the job just fine, so long as it meets your requirements for extras as I mentioned earlier. The only thing I recommend is a versatile CPU cooler to maximize your overclock - I really like the corsair closed loop coolers such as the H80i and H100i. If you go cheap on a cooler, that will translate to less of an overclock. (it is also subject to CPU silicon lottery as well, obviously)
     
  7. Flashbackk

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    Thx. I ll take the asus one. And which air cooler do You recomend ?

    I need one from pccomponentes.com please!!!

    Budget 45 euros please
     
  8. StitchExperimen

    StitchExperimen Senior member

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    Asus Z87-K
    Cons: Only 1 PCI 3.0 socket.
     
  9. blackened23

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    He doesn't want or need a 200$+ motherboard. If he is only using one GPU, there is no need for more than 1 pcie 3.0 slot - if you want SLI, you want a pricier motherboard. Soundcards and that type of thing certainly don't warrant PCIE 3.0, the only time that additional 3.0 slots are ever of use is for a PCIE SSD (very expensive, out of reach for most folks) or SLI video cards. And if you want SLI you'd need a pricier motherboard....

    Anyway, the 150$ Asus K will do the job just fine, and will OC the CPU just fine. I'm not sure about the cooler, as i'm not able to load the website mentioned - but i'm a big fan of closed loop coolers. The corsair H50 should do you well if it fits in your case, OP.
     
  10. StitchExperimen

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    $109
    MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
    Military Class Component, Mainstream CF Gaming
     
  11. StitchExperimen

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    The H80i makes to much noise unless you replace the fans. I have one on a 3770K and I don't believe a 84 output could be handled by a 50.
     
  12. Flashbackk

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    Sorry, not posible for me that msi, not in my shop.
    http://www.pccomponentes.com/
    O dont want sli. But i have a pci xpress soundcard, not 3.0 i guess
     
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    Better than z87 pro4? 20 euros are not important for me
     
  15. Flashbackk

    Flashbackk Junior Member

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    What about arctic cooling i30?
     
  16. StitchExperimen

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    voltage stability is better.

    i30 might block a ram slot
     
  17. Flashbackk

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    And a silent cooler that doesn't block RAM?
    Thermalright Macho 120? Better than famous Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO?
     
  18. StitchExperimen

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    I don't know to be honest. I do closed loop water coolers for Intel Socket 2011 and they require special cases to hold the radiator and one 3770K with a H80i that I had to get 9 blade fans in a push pull configuration because the stock fans were crazy noisy.
    Your best to do your own research and look at reviews at newegg.com for number of stars and look at the people that gave the product a one star rating for product flaws that repeat a general flaw theme.
    Hope that helps,
    Bruce G.
     
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    My suggestion also is that you get the i5 version of 4 cores and save a 100 because from experience what are you going to use 8 threads for anyway?
    Bruce G
     
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