Need help picking good mobo (2011 socket)

Hey im starting to build a new pc, im somewhat new to it so i have a friend helping me, and we havent ordered any other parts cause we are deciding on a mobo, he says i should go with some asrock one but i dont know how i feel about that. so i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. i plan on using this pc for a lot of gaming and some video editing / music stuff. thanks IM NEW
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  1. my next build going to based on an ASRock X79 Extreme9 , finally a board with a descent amount of sata ports , nice looks and extra added features .
    gaming and storage for all my downloaded stuff
  2. Dude. We'll need the rest of your desired system specs, what games you'll be playing, what software, your budget, etc.

    More info needed.
  3. mcHasnoeyes said:
    Hey im starting to build a new pc, im somewhat new to it so i have a friend helping me, and we havent ordered any other parts cause we are deciding on a mobo, he says i should go with some asrock one but i dont know how i feel about that. so i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. i plan on using this pc for a lot of gaming and some video editing / music stuff. thanks IM NEW



    As Majin stated, without knowing what CPU you're using, what video card you plan on using, etc., it's hard to suggest a board. That being said, here are my top LGA2011 motherboard picks.


    ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Newegg.com $329)
    ASRock X79 Extreme9 (Newegg.com $354)
    MSI Big Bang-XPower II (Newegg.com $389)
    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Newegg.com $439)
  4. well the current items i have already purchased are

    CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Semi Modular Power Supply

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    a 680 gtx and my case is the haf x cooler master full tower, and obviously have the Core i7 3820 LGA 2011 Boxed Processor


    , i have alrdy purchased the ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard but im just wondering if thats gonna be the right board for me
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