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Need LGA 1155 Motherboard for Gaming PC

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June 16, 2013 1:36:00 AM

Hey guys,

Total newbie here trying to build his first Gaming PC. Basically I'd like some advice as to which LGA 1155 motherboard I should be getting to go with my requirements (as well as any other parts you can recommend). I think I'll be getting an Intel Core i5-3570K processor.

I aim to play standard stuff like Minecraft, Battlefield and other Steam content. I also need to edit HD video for my YouTube channel. I'm not tight for space, so do you think a full ATX, or micro? How much RAM? Any information and advice you can give will be greatly appreciated. I'd like to keep the full price between £600-£700 if possible.

Thanks for your time,

Greg
June 16, 2013 1:47:58 AM

If you're getting an i5, why not the i5-4670k?
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June 16, 2013 2:09:37 AM

csf60 said:
If you're getting an i5, why not the i5-4670k?


With a 4670k you will need a Z87/LGA1150 motherboard, it is the newer stuff about the same in price and a small bit better. I would suggest that you go for the newer parts.

16GB of memory would be good for video work, any good quality 1600, ATX or uATX are both fine.

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June 16, 2013 2:11:47 AM

I hadn't seen the i5-4679K! I'll probably be getting that instead, it's only about £15 more.
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June 16, 2013 2:57:42 AM

Thanks for the quick responses, it looks like I'll probably be going with the MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING Motherboard.

Any other advice or info on RAM, hard drive, graphics card, optical drive, case etc. would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks again for your time.
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June 16, 2013 8:42:51 AM

My budget is anywhere between £600 - £1000 (that needs to include monitor, mouse and keyboard).
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June 16, 2013 12:50:05 PM

Take a look at this. Feel free to change anything to your liking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£185.27 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£123.82 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£104.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£85.49 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.35 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse (£14.85 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £997.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 20:49 BST+0100)
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