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What motherboard should i get?

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August 23, 2011 7:30:03 PM

I have had two RMA biostar TZ68A+ motherboards now and i would like to replace it with a new motherboard.
What would be some good other choices compatible with my specs?

Coolmaster HAF 922
Biostar TZ68A+
Coolmaster 212
MSI 560ti twin frozr
Antec Earthwatts Green 650W Power Supply
8gb G.SKILL Ripjaw (2x4gb)
Intel 2500 (wish i would have bought k)
Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM
LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical Drive Black OEM

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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2011 7:37:50 PM

What is your budget like?

Are there any particular features you want?

Will you be adding more to the board in the future? (e.g. adding more RAM)
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August 23, 2011 7:59:24 PM

I will be using this for primarily gaming I need a Sata 3.0 for my SSD. I would like to OC my graphics card. There is two USB outs on my case. as well as a Sata out (not sure what you could do with that. I don't really have a budget but no features really seem that enticing. I would like to use this setup for 4-5 years I don't think that I will need more then 8 GB of ram for games in that time frame.
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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2011 8:37:54 PM

This should suit you well:

ASRock Z68 PRO3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $119.99

The ASRock only has 1 PCIe x16 slot. If you want two PCIe x16 slots, I was going to recommend a Biostar board, but I guess after 2 RMA's you are done with them for a while. So if you want two slots then I would recommend the following:

GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $109.99

Well that's my two cents, good luck.
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