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Building A New Desktop Gaming PC Need Advice On Mobo

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June 6, 2013 6:58:37 AM

I'm looking to buy a pc in the $1000 to $1500 range for gaming that should last me a few years. This is what I have come up with. I need suggestions as to which mobo I should buy for this. Also, If you think I should switch out one of my parts please feel free to suggest others. And, the cheaper the better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1261.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 09:51 EDT-0400)

Thanks in advance,
Colin
a b 4 Gaming
a c 134 V Motherboard
June 6, 2013 7:36:04 AM

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming could be nice, with all of its gaming-oriented features/components and great OC-ing ability. The PSU might be overkill. Changed the VGA to match your build, plus MSI's TF cooler is known to run cool and quiet. Also changed RAM to G.Skill RipjawX to make it more red-ish, plus its height is lower than Vengeance ( less chance to block big CPU coolers ). SSD I took the 840 Pro 128gb instead for better speed and reliability. 128gb is enough for OS, essential softwares and few games. Its price on Newegg is quite high right now, so you should consider getting it from another store to save ~20$. And here's my fixed build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.25 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1322.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 10:35 EDT-0400)

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