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Looking for a 1155 motherboard for i5 2500k

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April 28, 2014 9:14:40 PM

So I'm not knowledgeable about this stuff. I ruined my last mother board and I'm looking for a new one at around $100. The computer isn't with me so I can't say what all of the components are, but what I do know is that I have an i5 2500k, and an asetek lclc water cooler. I also have a few fans. One hooked up to what I believe is a heat sink. Another is on the top of the back panel. One on the bottom panel in the back and the last on is on the front panel on the bottom. What I've seen most heavily recommended are the asrock z68 extreme 3, and the z77 extreme 4. I know very little about overclocking so the chances of me doing something major if anything at all are slim. Thanks for the advice in advance.

Edit: if there is a component that you need info on that I haven't listed, I can call the guy who is holding my computer and ask him to get my specs

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April 28, 2014 9:28:19 PM

Ya I have at least 8. I can't remember if I have more. I want to say 16 but that sounds excessive. 4 sticks of ram though
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April 28, 2014 9:32:11 PM
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April 28, 2014 9:32:11 PM

I can recommend Extreme 4 Z77 or Z67 if you are overclocking or dual GPU, if not, any LGA1055 socket mobo will do for basic purposes. You may consider one with USB 3 and SATA 3 if you have any devices which use these.
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April 28, 2014 9:37:13 PM

What are the differences? Should I just research? When I look for definitions of stuff like sata the definition means nothing to me.
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April 28, 2014 9:39:00 PM

sata ports let you plug in hard drives and dvd readers, sd card readers, stuff like that
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April 28, 2014 9:49:18 PM

So I'm probably going with the bio star because it is basically the same price as the asrock but with more to it than both the asrock and the Msi. If this is a naive way to pick out which one is preferable let me know. If not thanks a lot for your help.
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April 28, 2014 9:53:17 PM

go to newegg and check reviews for the bio star. always do 4+ if there is more than 10 reviews and 5 stars if it is more than 5 revies
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