Should I go with GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP7 at $400
Or the ASRock Z77 OC Formula for $240
I won't be doing any overclocking at first. But later down the road I will try my hand at overclocking, air cooled only.
Both MoBo's I hear are great for overclocking.
I just don't know. I am putting $2,500 into this new build. I figured if I can toss out $290 just to have the most awesome case in the whole world... I can dish out $160 more and own the best 3770K compatible motherboard out there.
But really, I'm wondering, how much better is the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP7 for that extra $160?
I've heard one complaint about this Asrock, the audio on the BIOS is way too loud, and newegg customers have said "make sure you turn your speakers down when going into the BIOS". I know that may sound superficial, but I already have to keep this lap top's volume at 33% or else with these extreme head phones everything is way too loud. And I suppose Gigabyte would have better customer support and better drivers because they are a larger company. The only complaint people have had with that Gigabyte board is "You think to justify the price over their competitors, they'd have tossed in Thunderbolt"
And now to get pointlessly long winded, and to spare you from tl;dr my speech will be wrapped in a spoiler tag