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Appropriate Motherboard

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December 27, 2009 10:46:09 PM


this is my first time building a pc. i wanted to get the most high-end components for my gaming pc and it just came out too expensive on alienware (8k+ $) and so i thought i might check out what it would cost me to buy the pieces and assemble it myself. turned out that the whole thing shouldn't cost me more than 4000$ , 5000$ max.
i have an average knowledge in computer hardware but not as nearly as good as most of the users here.
i am currently trying to figure out the best motherboard for my pc. i have come to understand not all mother boards support all CPUs and have enough PCIe slots for video cards and a sound card. so i would appreciate it if i could get some help. I am looking for a motherboard that fits all of the following comfortably (i'm not looking for "best bang for your buck" deal, i'm straight out looking for the best out there):

CPU: I7-975 extreme edition.

Video Cards: TWO 5970 ATI cards.

Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fital1ty Champion Series.

RAM: At least THREE 240 pin ram slots, i'm currently looking at Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600.

Cooling System: i'm looking for a good liquid cooling system or liquid nitrogen cooling system as i was told it's one of the best solutions for heat problems in gaming computers.

Hard Drives: Patriot Torqx 2.5" 256GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD).

Optical Drives: TWO 8x blue-ray disc writers/readers.

thank you for your help, :) 


P.S. i would prefer motherboards that would most likely support next generation CPU's (6-core intel cpu).

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