Best Motherboards for i7 3770k

Best Motherboards for i7 3770k – If you want the very best performance for gaming, or even video editing or design work, the Core i7 is for you. If you want to play the latest games at the highest settings, then the Core i7 line of CPUs will provide you with a lightning-fast PC that is capable of multi-tasking the most demanding apps and games.

Core i5 processors are mid-range and feature four cores (quad-core). These CPUs are a good choice for gaming, and they provide good performance at a cheaper price than Core i7 models.

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1.ASUS Ultra ATX DDR3

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Of course, quality and top notch performance comes at a price. The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 OC Edition comes in at a pricing of AED 4500. Professional Gamers will truly appreciate the value the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 OC Edition brings to the table.

It offers brilliant build quality and top-end components, revamped and better cooling system, overclocking capabilities, and blockbuster performance, all the while keeping itself cool under all circumstances. The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 OC Edition thus gets the Gadget Voize Recommended stamp!

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2.ASUS H61M-C

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The Asus H61M-C uses the Intel LGA 1155/Socket H2 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR3 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 1600 MHz, and 2 DDR3 slots allowing for a maximum total of 16 GB RAM.

The Micro-ATX Asus H61M-C should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.

The Asus H61M-C has 4 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots. These allow for theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s, as opposed to the 3GB/s of SATA 2.0. Generally speaking, only high performance hard drives, specifically solid-state drives, will be able to take advantage of the bandwidth potential of SATA 3.0 ports, though it is backwards compatible, so you do not have to take advantag

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3.ASUS Prime Q370M

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The Prime Q370M-C/CSM Business Motherboard from ASUS supports Intel 9th and 8th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. The 9.6 x 9.6″ motherboard comes equipped with an Intel Q370 chipset for two M.2 Socket 3 and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports.

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4.MSI MEG Z490

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The MEG Z490 Ace is painted black and orange, with stripes of gray poking through from the metal heatsink and shroud surfaces. This color scheme makes for a pleasant change of pace. A lot of high-end motherboards (including some MSI ones) come in black and red, and the effect can appear way overdone.

The orange not only helps to differentiate the MEG Z490 Ace, but it also looks soothing and cool, to my eyes.

A small fan set under the rear I/O shroud pulls in air from the back of the case to help cool the power-regulation components, which can help improve overall performance and lead to better overclocking result

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5.ASUS P8H61-M

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The first wave of Sandy Bridge motherboards were afflicted by a flaw in the chipset – the SATA2 ports could degrade over time. This won’t affect most people (who will simply use the SATA3 ports) and new revisions of these boards are becoming available, but this is the first ‘fixed’ motherboard we’ve seen.

A ‘B3 Revision’ sticker on the box proudly proclaims the P8H61-M LE is in full working order. Not that it makes any difference on this board, as it only has four SATA3 ports and no SATA2.

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6.ASRock Motherboard

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Importantly, the ‘S’ in the new X570S nomenclature denotes silence. Early generation X570 boards, with only a few exceptions, all came with pesky, whiny chipset fans. As well as passive chipset cooling, the new X570S boards enable upgraded connectivity options, including faster than Gigabit LAN or WiFi 6E.

The new ASRock  that we’re reviewing here doesn’t include things like this, but it is a $185 board, so you shouldn’t really expect it to. It does face stiff competition from a plethora of quality B550 boards in its price range, however, but all of those boards are missing a key characteristic that’s inherent to X570 boards.

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7.ASRock Z77 EXTREME4

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ASRock have been around for a lot longer than many actually realise. Prior to LGA1155 ASRock were just beginning to gain momentum within the motherboard enthusiast market – showing promising products but perhaps lacking exposure and certain refinement. As soon as Sandy Bridge and LGA1155/P67 hit, ASRock were on hand to show their ambition, and that they were a worthy contender in a market that has fierce competition.

It was with the Z68 chipset that ASRock really kicked things off. Their refresh and new revision projected them directly into the mainstream and high-end segment – with a vengeance. Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 – one of ASRock’s mid-range offerings that oozed flare and finesse; so much so that many enthusiasts would come to own such a motherboard.

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8.AS Rock LGA1155

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Over the past several weeks we’ve taken a look at many Intel Z77 Express products from various manufacturers, all of which take a slightly different approach in their implementation. Today we have yet another Z77 Express-based product, but this time from an OEM I’ve not had the chance to cover before, none other than ASRock.

ASRock has been in the motherboard business for just a bit over ten years now, and since they spun themselves off from ASUS as a seperate entity, they’ve slowly gained market share to the point that they are considered one of the top three motherboard OEMs globally, selling 8 million boards during 2011.

With that widespread adoption, many of our readers have asked us to cover ASRock products, and at the beginning of June during Computex I managed to secure a contact and shortly after a couple of samples arrived at my door, the first of which is the ASRock Z77 Extreme9. So what makes ASRock so popular? I’m about to find out.

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9.ASRock Z270 LGA

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Today I will look at one of ASRock’s more mainstream and affordable mid-range enthusiast products, the Z270 Extreme4. While the Z270 Extreme4’s aesthetic design is a departure from the Z170 Extreme4’s design, hardware and feature wise, they are very similar. ASRock has made minor tweaks to hardware, such as upgrading their audio section and adding an M.2 slot.

The Z270 Extreme4 has a unique PCB silk screen that plays right into heat sink design. Together with the PCH heat sink, the silkscreen creates a large white “X” that spreads across the motherboard. I assume the “X” is for ASRock’s Extreme series of motherboards, indicating that the product is built for enthusiasts.

Apart from these aesthetic improvements to the Extreme4, I will now explore the other major changes the new Z270 Extreme4 brings to the table.

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10.ASUS P8Z77-V

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A few weeks ago we took a look at an ASUS ROG product, the ASUS Maximus V Gene, yet the Republic Of Gamers line-up isn’t all that ASUS has to offer, so today we take a look at a more affordable option from ASUS, the ASUS P8Z77-V.

Built from within the “mainstream” product line, the ASUS P8Z77-V is full of features, including customizable fan controls and WiFi connectivity, as well as power saving features boasting the ability to lower power consumption by half. With more affordable pricing, a different color scheme, and slightly different features, the ASUS P8Z77-V is quite the departure from what is offered by the Republic Of Gamers line-up, but does it really pale in comparison? We find out

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Best Mother

Before 2006, if you wanted a top of range desktop computer, you would likely have bought one that contained an Intel Pentium processor. This all changed in August 2006 when Intel released its very first Core range of processors: the Core 2 Duo.

Intel claimed that these CPUs had a 40% increase in performance over the Pentium D, at 40% less power consumption. In 2007, Intel released its first quad-core desktop processors, branded Core 2 Quad.

The Intel Core i7-920 was one of the very first in Intel’s Core i7 line of CPUs.

Since around 2008, Intel has been releasing processors based on three naming conventions, the Core i3, the Core i5, and the Core i7.

The Core i3 processors are dual-core and are for entry-level budget use. They are not normally associated with gaming, although you may be able to play some single-threaded games that don’t require overclocking.

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boards for i7 3770k – BUYER’S GUIDE

 

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What Is the Best Motherboard for the Haswell Refresh i7 4790K?

This is a question that I often see of on forums and question-and-answer sites. Since Intel released the Haswell Refresh CPUs in the middle of 2014, the Core i7 4790K has become a popular choice for those building their own PC and finding the best motherboard for i7 4790K is an interesting process.

Haswell Refresh CPUs are compatible with Intel’s 9-series chipsets, Z97 and H97, on LGA 1150 socket motherboards. Older 8-series chipsets, such as Z87 and H87, will usually require a BIOS update to work with the i7-4790K. Since the features of 9-series boards are more up-to-date, such as support for M.2 and Thunderbolt, it is recommended to pair one with your i7 4790K.

The two Z97 motherboards that I have already recommended on this page, the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 and the Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5, are great matches for a Core i7 4790K CPU.

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Best Motherboards for i7 3770k – Finding the correct motherboard to match your processor is a crucial part of building a gaming PC. If you have, or are going to purchase, a Kaby Lake Core i7 7700K, a Skylake Core i7 6700k processor, a Haswell Refresh Core i7 4790K, or any other Core i7 CPU, then read on as we provide an overview of the best motherboards for Intel Core i7 CPUs.

As the Core i7 has spanned many generations of CPU microarchitectures, we will break it down by generation and show you the best boards for each. This way, you can ensure that you find the best motherboard for any Core i7, regardless of age.

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