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Best $300 2011 Motherboard for my build (intel)

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November 4, 2013 9:38:58 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($566.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($511.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($511.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($218.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2454.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-05 00:35 EST-0500)
November 4, 2013 9:46:38 PM

Given the large investment i already am making, do you suggest me going for a rampage iv instead? Im afraid of the reviews on that one, this is my first build and people are going on about flashing the bios before they can even use it?

Nada190 said:
I would go for this one but it's a little over $300.

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Sabertooth-X79-Intel-Motherb...

There are other Asus boards that cost less as well.


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November 4, 2013 10:27:48 PM

Dhammel1 said:
Given the large investment i already am making, do you suggest me going for a rampage iv instead? Im afraid of the reviews on that one, this is my first build and people are going on about flashing the bios before they can even use it?

Nada190 said:
I would go for this one but it's a little over $300.

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Sabertooth-X79-Intel-Motherb...

There are other Asus boards that cost less as well.




I would go for the Rampage Formula if I wanted really good onboard audio. I generally really like Asus ROG series for aesthetic reasons and the sound, overclocking and just a awesome looking BIOS.

Also I would forego the Corsair HX1050 PSU and go for a Seasonc X 1050w PSU, fully modular and cheaper if you look on eBay.
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