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Decent Mid-Low Priced Mobo for Gaming?

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September 16, 2013 9:52:09 PM

Trying to cut back on spending a bit to come in under budget on my current build, which at the moment stands at:

1. Thermaltake A71
2. Intel i5 4670K
3. G.Skill 8Gb Ripjaws
4. XFX Core Edition 650W
5. Seagate Barracuda 1TB
6. Still need to sort out a GPU, but its looking like a GTX760 most likely.

So I'm looking at spending around $200 on a mobo (I live in Australia, so the equivalent of maybe $150-ish US?) that will work with these components, has the option of SLI and will withstand some CPU OCing. Possible? I'm stil getting to grips with the computer hardware world, I'm fairly new to it all. :)  Cheers

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a c 1799 V Motherboard
September 16, 2013 10:04:45 PM

Might look at the Asus Z87-A or their Z87-Plus
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September 16, 2013 10:20:31 PM

mazooni said:
Broba Fett said:
Trying to cut back on spending a bit to come in under budget on my current build, which at the moment stands at:

1. Thermaltake A71
2. Intel i5 4670K
3. G.Skill 8Gb Ripjaws
4. XFX Core Edition 650W
5. Seagate Barracuda 1TB
6. Still need to sort out a GPU, but its looking like a GTX760 most likely.

So I'm looking at spending around $200 on a mobo (I live in Australia, so the equivalent of maybe $150-ish US?) that will work with these components, has the option of SLI and will withstand some CPU OCing. Possible? I'm stil getting to grips with the computer hardware world, I'm fairly new to it all. :)  Cheers


This is a very good mobo tell me if you like it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Looks good, but the unfortunate thing is I want to buy locally, and I guarantee it will be too much locally for me.
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September 16, 2013 10:21:38 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Might look at the Asus Z87-A or their Z87-Plus


Looking at those, they look nice and with the Asus build quality they could be a winner. Any experience with them?
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a c 1799 V Motherboard
September 16, 2013 10:27:23 PM

Have builds on both with no problems, 1 on the A and 2 on the Plus, OC well, tried DRAM up to 2400 (32GB) on both models, again with no problems...they have a C model also, haven't touched one of those yet
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September 16, 2013 10:32:12 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Have builds on both with no problems, 1 on the A and 2 on the Plus, OC well, tried DRAM up to 2400 (32GB) on both models, again with no problems...they have a C model also, haven't touched one of those yet


Might go with the A then. Just checked and its $225, so a little over but it fits the bill everywhere else and will probably last a while, and will most likely cope with upgrades if I know Asus haha.
Cheers mate
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a c 1799 V Motherboard
September 16, 2013 10:33:21 PM

If the Hero is in the budget, get that, it's what I selected for my 4770K (and price is down to $200)
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September 16, 2013 11:00:48 PM

Tradesman1 said:
If the Hero is in the budget, get that, it's what I selected for my 4770K (and price is down to $200)


I would, but its over $300, something I really can't afford :( 
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a c 1799 V Motherboard
September 16, 2013 11:05:06 PM

Have heard prices are rather high out there, think you'll be happy though with the Plus or the A - give us an update when you make your build
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September 16, 2013 11:44:02 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Have heard prices are rather high out there, think you'll be happy though with the Plus or the A - give us an update when you make your build


Will do :) 
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a c 1799 V Motherboard
September 17, 2013 4:16:23 PM

Will B looking 4 U ;) 
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