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What motherboard to get for my custom computer?

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July 26, 2010 4:31:35 AM

I am building a custom computer off iBUYPOWER and was wonder what motherboard to get. The computer will be mostly for playing world of warcraft.

System Specifications:

NZXT Gamma Gaming Case - Black

Intel® Core™ i5 760 Processor (4x 2.80GHz/8MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling
[Free Upgrade] Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator [SOCKET-1156]

8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card
ATI Radeon HD 5670 - 1GB - Single Card

Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA

(don't know yet)

Motherboard Add-on

Power Supply
800 Watt -- Power Supply SLI Ready

Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card
Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
a c 112 V Motherboard
July 26, 2010 4:56:26 AM

Whatever you choose get a P55 mobo preferably from Gigabyte or Asus.
No worries.

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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2010 5:12:39 AM

A few recommendations (if you can change/specify them):

Motherboard of choice - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro.

PSU - 800 W is way overkill for an HD 5670, a 550W would be more than enough to power two. Best yet, upgrade that GPU to an HD 5770 or better, and 550W is still enough for two HD 5770s in CrossFireX.

HDD - Best to get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB or WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX (SATA III) 1 TB HDD.

Otherwise it looks good - do you really need that network card though?

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July 26, 2010 5:23:42 AM

why can't you just build your own and save money!
July 26, 2010 5:35:26 AM

Best answer selected by adultswim77.
July 26, 2010 6:08:49 AM

aberchonbie said:
why can't you just build your own and save money!

about how much money do you think I would save?
a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2010 7:47:44 AM

Depends on how much you're spending on this computer.