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July 8, 2013 5:03:29 PM

I am a beginner/new-comer at building computers, gaming computers to be specific. I heard that it was better to build one than to buy one. I have started looking at guides and trying to find what parts are compatible with what and how good they need to be. My budget is around $800. I am looking for a good motherboard for a good gaming computer for around $200. I found this one: http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste... . The problem is that I do not know if I need a better sound card than the Realtek that comes with it, and if it will work with this processor WELL: http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste... . I thank you for all of your help!

EDIT: I have changed the processor that i want to use. Please tell me if this processor: ( http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste... ) is compatible with the above motherboard or if this motherboard is: http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...
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July 8, 2013 5:16:21 PM

I'd look for a slightly lower priced mobo, like the ASRock Z87 extreme 4 and add the savings towards the 4670K, the K model is unlocked and can be OCed now or in the future
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July 8, 2013 5:26:23 PM

The motherboard you listed is socket 1155 and has a z77 chipset which is not compatible with a haswell 4670.
For the 4670, any socket 1150 motherboard will do.
As a rule of thumb, budget twice you cpu cost for the graphics card.

Onboard HD sound is very good. I would defer on the sound card; you can always add one later.
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July 8, 2013 5:42:23 PM

geofelt said:
The motherboard you listed is socket 1155 and has a z77 chipset which is not compatible with a haswell 4670.
For the 4670, any socket 1150 motherboard will do.
As a rule of thumb, budget twice you cpu cost for the graphics card.

Onboard HD sound is very good. I would defer on the sound card; you can always add one later.


I found this motherboard that is a 1150 socket for a good price:http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...

But does it come with a wireless card? i am also looking for one with more USB ports

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July 8, 2013 5:48:52 PM

The GB has plenty of USB 2 (2) and 3 (6 - all backward compatible to USB 2), it doesn't have wireless built in though would need an adapter
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July 9, 2013 6:14:07 AM

Tradesman1 said:
The GB has plenty of USB 2 (2) and 3 (6 - all backward compatible to USB 2), it doesn't have wireless built in though would need an adapter


I just prefer ASUS because it has high recommendations. I have changed my mind for this processor: http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...

I wonder if this motherboard would work for it: http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...

If not, then i will look towards GB, but i want something with atleast 3 PCI slots, but what i definately want is a motherboard with a wireless card built in it and NVIDIA compatible

EDIT: i found this good gigabyte motherboard: http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...
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July 9, 2013 7:51:20 AM

Yep, 3570K is great choice and the Asus will work well, the GB your looking at is an 1150 however, need a 1155 socket (isn't it a pain, these two sockets seem to have half the world confused)
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July 10, 2013 5:37:03 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Yep, 3570K is great choice and the Asus will work well, the GB your looking at is an 1150 however, need a 1155 socket (isn't it a pain, these two sockets seem to have half the world confused)


I keep thinking I see an extra 5 there, ha. Anyways thankyou for the help!

I chose this motherboard, but i am still searching around: http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...
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July 10, 2013 7:56:37 AM

Looks good
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