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Choosing an intel MoBo for 580 SLI

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October 25, 2011 10:03:09 PM

Hi I'm building a new PC and I'm not sure about the MoBo need your advices choose one.

CPU: i5 2500k
VGA: EVGA 580 SLI
RAM: Gskill 2x4GB 1866 ripjaw or sniper
I'm not sure about the PSU too please name some good brands and I'll go for any ofem available at my place I wont get it lower than 850 watts
October 25, 2011 10:04:21 PM

my current choice is ASrock Extreme3 gen3, and my budget is 200$ max
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October 25, 2011 10:25:56 PM

Take a look at the Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 and the MSI Z68A GD65 (Gen3) both are said to PCI-e 3.0 ready once their is processors to support it them and cards. With the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K just make sure you get a good HSF (heatsink/fan) to deal with heat if you are going to overclock and on the memory you can step down to the DDR 3 1600 without really giving anything away.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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October 25, 2011 10:31:04 PM

thanks for the advice going down to DDR3 1600 would save some budget for me great idea and I'm not into overclocking.
so it seems ASrock Extreme3 Gen3 in not a good choice to go for, yea?
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