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I'm looking for a good LGA 1150 Motherboard

I'll be running SLI and water cooling the cpu and gpu's. I'm going with an I5 4670K and two GTX 760's. I want at least two PCIe 3.0 and I'll be using this for gaming and casual things. I also plan on doing some overclocking. I'd preferably like a black or dark colored board. Is this a good motherboard?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157372

Any suggestions?
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  1. Yes thats a good motherboard. What CPU are you going for? Would it happen to be a 4670K or a 4770K?
  2. Ok Zac, I updated my thread. I'm getting a 4670K.
  3. Pimphare said:
    I'll be running SLI and water cooling the cpu and gpu's. Is this a good motherboard? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157372
    I want at least two PCIe 3.0 and I'll be using this for gaming and casual things. I also plan on doing some overclocking. I'd preferably like a black or dark colored board. Any suggestions?


    For SLI and water cooling\OC setups, look no further.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131979 (Z87-PRO)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989 (Maximus VI Hero)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131976 (Sabertooth Z87)

    The Sabertooth and Maximus V Hero have more ROG oriented looks, but are very similar to the Z87-PRO, which is a superb board. They will get the job done and run SLI beautifully. The Sabertooth Z87 IIRC has very strong parts and a longer 5 year warranty. It all really depends on looks TBH. If you would prefer a cheaper board, go for the Z87 Extreme4, Z87 Extreme6 or Z87-PLUS, those work very well.
  4. Those are some nice looking boards Q6660. I've been eyeballing that Sabertooth board. I'd like it if they'd come down on the price a bit. That would probably be the most I'd spend on a motherboard.
  5. I want my build to look clean and professional without the sacrifice in performance. I guess it mostly boils down to how much I'm willing to spend.
  6. Pimphare said:
    I want my build to look clean and professional without the sacrifice in performance. I guess it mostly boils down to how much I'm willing to spend.


    Yep, I have never really seen the Sabertooth boards drop down in price, ala, Sabertooth Z77 price not dropping. The Sabertooth brand has gone a long way since X58, where it was a very good alternative to the P6X58D and P6X58D-E. It is more high end these days. What is the full specs of the proposed system?

    Another board you might like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157377
  7. @The Q6660 Inside

    Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
    CPU: Intel Core I5 4670K
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB in SLI
    MOBO: ???
    SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
    HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600Mhz
    PSU: XFX Pro 750W 80+Gold
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    Pimphare said:
    @The Q6660 Inside

    Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
    CPU: Intel Core I5 4670K
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB in SLI
    MOBO: ???
    SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
    HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600Mhz
    PSU: XFX Pro 750W 80+Gold


    I would go for the Sabertooth Z87, and perhaps use black RAM like this that blends perfectly with the color scheme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233525
  9. Yeah, I was looking at that ram. I already own the Crucial Ballistix Sport ram. I was going to use that to start with. What do you think about this RAM?
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3473444&CatId=4534
  10. Pimphare said:
    Yeah, I was looking at that ram. I already own the Crucial Ballistix Sport ram. I was going to use that to start with. What do you think about this RAM?
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3473444&CatId=4534


    That is also a nice option.
  11. I'll probably get the Sabertooth Z87 in the end. I'm just trying to justify the prices of everything. I like how The Asus Sabertooth Z87 has two motherboard fans for additional cooling as I will be using a custom water loop.
  12. Pimphare said:
    I'll probably get the Sabertooth Z87 in the end. I'm just trying to justify the prices of everything. I like how The Asus Sabertooth Z87 has two motherboard fans for additional cooling as I will be using a custom water loop.


    It does have super strong "military grade components", your excuse right there. Just add Fastropes and Chinook helicopters.
  13. "Just add Fastropes and Chinook helicopters".

    LOL Thanks for your help Q!
  14. Pimphare said:
    "Just add Fastropes and Chinook helicopters".

    LOL Thanks for your help Q!


    No problem ;)
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