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Recommended Motherboard Intel i5 2500k

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December 11, 2011 2:16:11 AM

I have a whole set up ready just need a recomendation on a motherboard(from a canadian site please like direct canada). So far I have a gefore 9800 gt 1gb (medium-high gaming, a bit of designing), a atx box, fans, a power supply 500 W with a 600 w peak from rocketfish made for gaming (Is that enough?), intel i5 2500k, dvd drive, ram 8gb. I will be using it with 2 screens.
I NEED a motherboard that is around 100-150, I am not going to use this for HIGh gaming or high designing. I will be doing a bit of these two. I need a recommendation that will fit with the above.

1) What Motherboard?
2) Should I need a cpu cooler?
3) Is 500 w enough (has a higher peak in case)?
December 11, 2011 2:39:46 AM

sounds like you are setting up an extreme budget 2500k system heh. therefore i would recommend to you this extreme budget motherboard(make sure your ram is ok with it first):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

please provide your exact power supply make and model etc.

the best budget cpu cooler is the hyper 212
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December 11, 2011 3:05:26 AM

I was recommended ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, is that one good? I dont need hdmi, or that many sound inputs. And what is the big diffrence between this and that motherboard
And power is Rocketfish 500 Watts Power Supply (RF-500WPS2)
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December 11, 2011 3:07:09 AM

Do i need a cooler?
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December 11, 2011 3:39:03 AM

the power supply seems to be pretty bad...you can take your chances with it, if all you're running is a 9800gt..should be ok. it's not generally advised to use a poor psu , if you're stressing it to much it can really damage your system.
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December 11, 2011 11:22:30 AM

How cna you tell if a power supply is bad or not?
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