Whats a good gaming motherboard?

I'm having difficulty choosing a good gaming motherboard for my pc build. my specs are:

case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
Video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608
power- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256061
cpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
Hard drive - WB caviar 2tb 7200 rpm

any and all suggestions would be helpful thank you
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  1. good choices for everything, although id go with maybe a 750W power supply. for motherboards get a z68 and set the search option to highly rated. what do you want out of the board right now and in the near future? some of those options are usb3.0, sata6ghz, sli or no sli, pci express 3.0, the amount of usb ports you want. if you plan on overclocking get a board with good sized heat sinks for the vram. also what are you expecting to pay? $200 can get you a pretty decent board, but pay more and you will get more.

    sort your newegg searches for best rating, start from the top and go to the bottom, any of the boards will work for gaming, asus msi asrock and evga are really easy to overclock if that is what you want to do with it. personally i like asus rog boards, they are good for gaming and overclocking
  2. for heatsink get a hyper 212, cooling vs cost they are as good as it gets and get some IC diamond 7 or arctic silver 5 thermal compound
  3. Anonymous said:
    good choices for everything, although id go with maybe a 750W power supply. for motherboards get a z68 and set the search option to highly rated. what do you want out of the board right now and in the near future? some of those options are usb3.0, sata6ghz, sli or no sli, pci express 3.0, the amount of usb ports you want. if you plan on overclocking get a board with good sized heat sinks for the vram. also what are you expecting to pay? $200 can get you a pretty decent board, but pay more and you will get more.

    sort your newegg searches for best rating, start from the top and go to the bottom, any of the boards will work for gaming, asus msi asrock and evga are really easy to overclock if that is what you want to do with it. personally i like asus rog boards, they are good for gaming and overclocking


    i want to play high end games at ultra settings with good frames per second while using a video recording software like fraps, i was looking and saw these mobos, what do you think? which is better?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
  4. i would go with asus, its a better rated mobo. i have heard that asrock boards are thinner and often are warped.
  5. Good GPU Choice. I have a standard 560 and it CAN run on Ultra (On Skyrim :D ) but it does have a low FPS. It's not noticable but recording in FRAPS may force you to record on High or Medium. Besides High and Ultra are very similar!

    - Samo
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