GigaByte G1.Sniper Intel X58/Antec 900

Looking at building a new rig. Can anyone tell me if a GigaByte G1.Sniper Intel X58 will fit into an Antec 900 case?
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  1. It will, but why are you buying last generation stuff for a new build?
  2. I don't have an answer for that. I was looking for a good motherboard on New Egg, and this one had 71 percent or so five star ratings. I was looking to spend around $300-400 on a new mobo.
  3. Would an Asus Rampage III Extreme be a better option?
  4. In my opinion you never need a 400 dollar motherboard except for bragging rights and bling. A nice 150 to 250 dollar P67 or Z68 chip set board and a 2500k will take care of most people. Maybe go with a 2600k if you video edit or video trans code a lot. You can basically save 200 bucks just on the mother board purchase.

    What are you going to be using the computer for primarily?
  5. I want to build a nice gaming rig. Here is what I was looking at using so far:

    Kingston HyperX T1 Black Series 12GB
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive x 2
    Intel Core i7-960 3.2GHz
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Ti x2
    COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

    And of course I was going to use the sniper Mobo, all of that had me at about $1679, I already have an Antec 900 case.

    The mobo I was going to buy was $400, so I would like to find a good one in the $400-$500 dollar range. If you think a cheaper mobo would work, that's great too. I guess I was trying to find something that would last me a while.

    Thank you for all of your help, I really appreciate it.
  6. I have a 150 dollar mobo that has lasted 5 years.

    A 2600k is faster than a i7 960 and has an unlocked multiplier to make overclocking very easy.

    Personally I would buy a good 200 board and put the extra money into a nice 128gb SSD for a boot/gaming drive. You'll see and feel much more of a performance boost that way.
  7. Will do, I swapped out the processors in my cart. Can you recommend a good $200 board?
  8. Something like this will be more than enough with a 2500k or a 2600k.
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