The UP series comes with an inbuilt question: are you happy to spend more money for the best quality components, or would you prefer to spring for boards that offer better bang for buck?
Typical price: $239.00
The Sabertooth is a high-quality board with a unique aesthetic that demands a windowed case. If you're modding up a storm and have your case lit, this Z77 board could be the finishing touch.
Typical price: $259.00
There's a tendency among hardware reviewers to use the word "solid" as a stand-in for something with no surprises, that does the job it's asked to do and has no real peaks but no real troughs, either. Larry is "solid" — a little board that will likely see you through to the end, if the features satisfy your checklist of needs.
Typical price: $115.00
If you need a little more than the average punter, put this board on your watch list.
Typical price: $229.00
An excellent value board, the P8Z77-V LK has been sniped by a more flexible competitor in the same price ball-park.
Typical price: $179.00
The UD3H is the perfect all-rounder. It ticks the boxes for gamers, the mainstream, overclockers, and with its mSATA slot maybe even the low-profile crowd, or those who need caching drives. Those hungry for bandwidth and falling into the hardcore gamer category will want to step up to higher tiers, but for the rest of us, this is a nice board indeed.
Typical price: $189.00
The 7.2-megapixel Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z77 is a standard compact camera with one interesting feature: a video mode that optimises footage for easy uploading to YouTube
Casio has announced the 8.1-megapixel Exilim Card EX-S880 and 7.2-megapixel Exilim Zoom EX-Z77, two cameras designed to optimise video for YouTube
The Casio Exilim EX-Z77 has some neat features and feels responsive, but its poor photos simply can't be overlooked.
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While there are plenty of off-the-shelf solutions that you can buy, you'll get the most reward by getting down and dirty and building your own PC. Here's a rundown of what you'll need to do.