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Old 15-07-12, 06:11 PM
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Not yet, but I will. I'm definitely not considering anything except for Asus or MSI, because a good friend of mine is a repair technician, and he says that these two manufacturers' boards are the best quality ones.

I'm also looking for a board with WiFi built in, and would like Bluetooth too.
I don't know about that, Gigabyte offer fantastic quality motherboards and I have never had one fail, as for WIFI and Bluetooth - may I ask why, a wifi adapter only costs about £5. And I think it's only very expensive boards that have bluetooth

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Old 15-07-12, 06:15 PM
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only £5? Awesome, no need for on-board WiFi then, I didn't know they are so cheap.

As in regards to Gigabyte, I'll have a look. I'll be honest, picking a mb seems to be the hardest task.
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Old 15-07-12, 06:20 PM
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only £5? Awesome, no need for on-board WiFi then, I didn't know they are so cheap.

As in regards to Gigabyte, I'll have a look. I'll be honest, picking a mb seems to be the hardest task.
For Z77 I think you would be better off with MSI, I was just pointing out that Gigabyte are good quality
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Old 15-07-12, 06:25 PM
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I personally have an ASUS P8Z77 Deluxe which I think is fantastic, and I do think onboard wifi makes things so much simpler than a separate adapter. I've been through so many different adapters (mainly belkin) and had issues getting drivers to work properly. With the integrated wifi on the board drivers arent really an issue anymore, and it does all work very well.
The £5 adapters IMO are pretty gash tbh
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Old 15-07-12, 06:30 PM
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I think the max I'm willing to spend on the mb is £150-ish, and the P8Z77 Deluxe is way out of that range. Also in my new house I will only be using the rig on WiFi, so do need solid performance. Does anybody know of a decent WiFi card? Depending on the costs, I'd rather put that money towards the mb.
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Old 15-07-12, 06:31 PM
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The £5 adapters IMO are pretty gash tbh
True that, I was more just trying to say that spending extra just to get a motherboard with wifi was not necessary
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Old 15-07-12, 06:41 PM
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P8Z77-v Pro then? Or there's a gigabyte z77 ud5 with wifi, as well as a UD3
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Old 15-07-12, 06:45 PM
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P8Z77-v Pro then?
It has only one antenna, do you think the extra one on the deluxe makes difference? (I am aware that there are other differences between the boards)
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Old 15-07-12, 06:53 PM
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Nope, none at all. So far as I'm aware, that's just for a range extender on the deluxe, so you can get the wifi signal from the router and broadcast it out again for further away laptops...I think.

No idea what other feature it could be for because if I take out one of them it gives me no issues with connection and doesnt decrease speed in any way so I dont really think it's needed
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Old 15-07-12, 07:19 PM
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@jamesriley94

Why did you pick the deluxe over pro or even the standard p8z77-v?
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