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Which Motherboard/CPU should I get with the computer I'm currently building?

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August 9, 2013 1:04:44 AM

I'm trying to build my very first computer. I plan on using this computer for gaming, web browsing, and youtube! I do not plan on video/image editing.
So my question to you guys is what CPU and Motherboard should I get, this is what I have so far.

Case-NZXT Phantom 410

Power Supply- Thermaltake Smart 750w ATX Power Supply 80 PLUS Bronze

Graphics Card-ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

DVD Drive- LG OEM BDRW 14X Int

Ram- Corsair Vengeance? 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 240-Pin Desktop Memory, Model# CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Hard Drive- 120GB PNY Prevail SSD

I really appreciate the help in advanced!
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August 9, 2013 2:35:05 AM

No budget info?
then I assume you want to go mainstream.

i5 4670k
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Mobo alternatives:
Asus Maximus VI Hero
MSI Z87-GD65
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H
ASRock Z87 Extreme 6
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August 9, 2013 5:31:41 AM

Grab a i5 4670k and a MSI G45 motherboard, with it's built in sound card you will get the most crisp sound and with its built in killer ethernet slot, you will never experience internet lag.

Switch to your psu and get a xfx xxx 650w semi modular, 750w is overkill and 650w will do fine even when putting another gpu in sli.

With those components, you should really be getting a better gpu, it's fine for now but won't max out games in 1 year, go for something more like a 760, the msi 760 looks really good with the G45 motherboard (matching colours)
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August 9, 2013 11:16:37 AM

Appreciate the help guys. And thanks for responding so quickly. So far, pretty much everyone has told me that I don't really need the i7. The i5 and the i7 is what ive been debating on the most.
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August 9, 2013 11:43:11 AM

Tyler Studebaker said:
Appreciate the help guys. And thanks for responding so quickly. So far, pretty much everyone has told me that I don't really need the i7. The i5 and the i7 is what ive been debating on the most.

Glad to of helped, have fun!
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