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May 20, 2012 11:03:04 PM

Looking for the best motherboard i can get for $120 or less on this setup and I was also hoping someone could confirm for me that all of the parts i have picked are compatible with each other. This is my first build.

Processor - Intel core i3 2120

Video Card - Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB

Memory - G. SKILL NS 4GB [2 x 2GB] DDR3 1333

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200

Power Supply - Rosewill Rg530-s12 530w

Optical Drive - asus black sata 24x dvd burner

Case - Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case

Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit

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May 21, 2012 1:19:12 AM

Hi, yes the components are all compatible and very good for a budget gaming pc.

As for the motherboard, it depends if you want to make this system a bit "future proof". With this I'm asking if you eventually want to change your processors for something better, preferably unlocked, in which case you would need a motherboard with overclocking capabilities.

For me I would get a z77 (the newest, %100 compatible with Ivy Bridge, has pcie 3.0 :) ).

A good one would be msi z77ma-g45. Notice this is a mATX board so it is smaller, but has 2 pcie 3.0 slots so its crossfire capable. Although if you want to do that you'll have to change your PSU as well.

anyways here is the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope i was of any help :) 
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May 21, 2012 3:14:48 AM

yea i am looking for a board that is future proof and i leaning towards a z77 board. that msi board just went to the top of my list.

Thanks for the advice
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May 21, 2012 3:29:50 AM

Don't know how future-proof Z77 is really though, Ivy Bridge is the last 1155 socket CPU, next year is 1150 socket, which means they won't make any new CPUs for 1155. So you might as well go with Z68 because your Sandy Bridge CPU can't support PCIE 3.0 anyway.
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May 21, 2012 4:27:03 AM

kivblue said:
Don't know how future-proof Z77 is really though, Ivy Bridge is the last 1155 socket CPU, next year is 1150 socket, which means they won't make any new CPUs for 1155. So you might as well go with Z68 because your Sandy Bridge CPU can't support PCIE 3.0 anyway.


This is true, that's what i meant with "a bit" When the new gen comes out Ivy bridge prices will drop, so he would be able to upgrade to ivy bridge. That is what im planing to do :D 
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