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November 22, 2011 8:41:16 AM

I'm asking this because my friend reccomended a z68 board but im not sure.
So im building my first pc, parts im getting/ got

Intel Core i5 2500K

CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W

ASUS Radeon HD6950 DirectCU II 2GB

HDD, i was going to get a samsung spinpoint f3 but the thailand wave has made it hard to decide.
i will only have two at max HDD, one SSD (also not yet decided on which type, reccomendations?)

Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers

LG E2441V-BN 24inch LED Widescreen Monitor

i have an NZXT Phantom and 8gb G.Skill RAM 2x4.

Any Brands, types would be awesome.

Thanks for any replies.

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a b V Motherboard
November 22, 2011 9:06:07 AM

If you aren't going to X-Fire, or SLi that 1000W is overkill (and garbage as well).

MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100 GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX (if on a lower budget)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$190 ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX (if you have a larger budget)

PSU's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$180 LEPA G900-MA 900W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular (Lepa is a rebadged enermax, with a gold fan)(if doing SLi/X-Fire)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$125 Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular (if only single card)
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November 23, 2011 6:25:42 AM

could you tell me some reliable psu brands?

thanks
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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2011 7:03:05 AM

Seasonic/Silverstone, Enermax/Lepa, Antec, XFX, Corsair, PC P&C, OCZ (newer ZX series), newer Rosewill (hive series), some of the Kingwin PSU's are decent too (Lazer series).

The ones seperated by a slash are essentially the same company, or use rebadged units.
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November 23, 2011 7:10:02 AM

what about the mobo in the link above?

is it worth buying?
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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2011 7:11:15 AM

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is there any reason why i should not get this mobo?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=18137


Other than the fact that it only has 2 SATA 6.0 ports, and no USB 3.0 header? I'd spend the $45 more on the ASUS I listed earlier if you only want 2x SATA 6.0.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$175 ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

More fan headers, 4x SATA 6.0, has a USB 3.0 header, and only $30 more (in stock, so no wait other than shipping)
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November 23, 2011 8:01:04 AM

ok. thanks il get that one then :) 
thanks for your help
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November 23, 2011 8:01:19 AM

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