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Which motherboard would you recommend for the included build?

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July 2, 2014 5:51:22 AM

I know this question gets asked a lot, but I'm a little swamped looking through all the possibilities for motherboards out there. I know that I'd like to have USB3.0, 1 or 2 HDMI ports, 2 hard drive connections, and be compatible with the i5-4960K. Could anyone suggest a motherboard that would meet those requirements? Thanks!

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a c 96 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 6:01:36 AM


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($224.59 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $973.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
a b V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 6:02:42 AM

Literally any Z97 board from ASRock, ASUS, MSI or Gigabyte should do just about fine for that K-Series processor.
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July 2, 2014 6:27:31 AM

@AMD Radeon: Yeah, my bad, I typed it wrong. Thanks, that build is really helpful as it uses the two key parts that I didn't want to change AND keeps the build under $1000. Would that cooling system still be sufficient for overclocking?

@CraigN: Ok, thanks!
a c 96 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 6:54:17 AM

212 evo is the most popular cooler for i5 since 2500k era