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What mother board would you recommend to use with the asus Radeon R7 260X? First build

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November 18, 2013 11:32:25 PM

This is what I was thinking but I was wondering if there would be a better mother board for around the same price.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.19 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $953.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-19 02:30 EST-0500)

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November 18, 2013 11:35:26 PM

Asrock is a great company (Asus is the only company I'd put in front of them), and that is a solid motherboard. Looks like a really nice build you have there.

What games are you wanting to play, and at what resolution? That graphics card may hold you back a bit on today's more graphically demanding games like BF4 for example. By hold back, I simply mean you wouldn't be playing BF4 at ultra settings.
November 18, 2013 11:50:23 PM

I'm not looking to play at ultra settings just yet this is just my first build. I plan to upgrade parts later on when I have have the money. Thanx for the feed back.
November 28, 2013 8:39:13 AM

I rock the Asrock 970 Extreme 3. its been a great board. no issues so far and ive had it almost 2 years.