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I'm looking for a good LGA 1150 Motherboard

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August 6, 2013 7:20:03 PM

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=N82E168...

Any suggestions?
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August 6, 2013 7:23:50 PM

Yes thats a good motherboard. What CPU are you going for? Would it happen to be a 4670K or a 4770K?
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August 6, 2013 7:27:51 PM

Ok Zac, I updated my thread. I'm getting a 4670K.
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August 6, 2013 7:27:58 PM

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168... (Z87-PRO)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Maximus VI Hero)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (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.
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August 6, 2013 7:34:20 PM

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.
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August 6, 2013 7:37:14 PM

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.
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August 6, 2013 7:42:43 PM

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=N82E168...
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August 7, 2013 10:19:18 AM

@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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August 7, 2013 10:23:11 AM

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=N82E168...
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August 7, 2013 10:53:58 AM

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.
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August 7, 2013 10:58:43 AM

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.
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August 7, 2013 2:11:45 PM

"Just add Fastropes and Chinook helicopters".

LOL Thanks for your help Q!
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August 7, 2013 2:31:07 PM

Pimphare said:
"Just add Fastropes and Chinook helicopters".

LOL Thanks for your help Q!


No problem ;) 
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