Please check my build for compatibility and Suggest a motherboard


Nov 16, 2012
Hey guys, 1st time builder here. I was wondering if you guys can take the time to check my build and fill in the last piece to this puzzle (the mother board).

I will add additional comments at the end of the thread to comply (somewhat) with the forums rules on asking to check builds :D

CPU :pfff: : i5 3570k

HDD :pfff: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

OS: :pfff: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack---92$

RAM: :pfff: G.skill Ripjaws X Series 16gb (4 X 4gb) 240-pin Ddr3 Sdram Ddr3 1600 (Pc3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800cl9q-16gbxl

Tower case: :pfff: Corsair 500r case

PSU :pfff: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650

Optical Drive :pfff: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

My GPU will come factory OC'd. I will be buying a radeon HD 7870 in the future, but for now i'm going to use my HD 7750. In terms of OC'ing my CPU, i might do so in the future, but for now I will leave it as is.

I have narrowed down my choices for a motherboard to a z77 board...prefereably gigabyte/msi/ or asus. I looked into the asrock extreme4 z77, but I hear that its' measurements are a bit off, so i've opted out of that one =/.

So, the big question: Which mobo do you guys suggest, and will work with my build?

Does my build look compatible overall?

Thanks alot!