What kind of mobo should i get?

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

    $100 GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX (if on a lower budget)
    $190 ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX (if you have a larger budget)

    $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)
    $125 Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular (if only single card)
  2. could you tell me some reliable psu brands?

  3. 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.
  4. what about the mobo in the link above?

    is it worth buying?
  5. Best answer
    is there any reason why i should not get this mobo? [...] 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.
    $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)
  6. ok. thanks il get that one then :)
    thanks for your help
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