Motherboard Suggestion Tags: Motherboards Product Last response: June 4, 2012 11:21 PM in Motherboards Share The West June 4, 2012 9:32:35 PM Hello, Im planning on upgrading my system and would like your suggestions about which motherboard to purchase as it has been a while since I last bought one and a lot has changed. My budget is around 200 and Im aiming to build a gaming rig that will last. Ive selected a Nvidia GTX670 GPU so multiple PCIe 3.0 slots are a must. Ive noticed a few "new" companies while searching for motherboards, AsRock and Biostar... Do they make good boards? Has anyone heard any horror stories about either of the companies? Thanks! More about : motherboard suggestion rolli59 a c 688 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 9:37:31 PM This might be a good place to start http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... Asrock have been making a name for themselves after breaking away from ASUS and BIOSTAR are ever so strong on the budget market. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 9:57:19 PM This one would be my choice, plenty of nice features, great OC machine. ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS PCIE3.0,LucidLogix Virtu, BT GO!,USB3.0 Boost $219.99 -> $199.99 after mail-in rebate card + FREE SHIPPING http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources Motherboard ,ram suggestion - Forum Motherboard Suggestion 150-200.00 Price Range - Forum Motherboard replacement suggestion (calling AMD experts) - Forum Motherboard suggestion - Forum Need motherboard suggestion for amd fx x8 8150 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer The West June 4, 2012 10:24:57 PM Thanks for the suggestion but I understand that the Z77 and Z79 northbridge chipsets are the newest ones and I'll probably go with one of these. Also, Im planning on utilizing all of the RAM slots...has anyone tried a RAM cooling option similar to this thing? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Does it give you any significant improvement? rolli59 a c 688 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:36:15 PM I have never needed one! nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:37:25 PM Absolutely not needed : ) 100% The West June 4, 2012 10:41:24 PM Good to know, I plan to do a bit of overclocking but nothing crazy. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:47:13 PM Today's DDR3 RAM is running cool to touch. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:48:58 PM What's your CPU? The West June 4, 2012 11:02:43 PM Havent quite decided yet. The i5 3570k looks like a great performance v. price option but the i7 3770s is a contender. I figure if I stick with a core using the new 22nm manufacturing I should be OK. Was thinking of going with the i5 and OCing it a bit in an effort to match the i7 nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 11:05:59 PM Do u live by any chance close to Microcenter? The West June 4, 2012 11:08:40 PM Not exactly close... ~45min drive nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 11:09:39 PM That's perfect! The West June 4, 2012 11:11:04 PM Why, Ive never been to a Micro Center before...whats so special about them? nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 11:14:22 PM Well, they had sales for the CPU with mobo and the saving was over the 100$, gone today. nikorr a c 327 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 11:16:43 PM What's your budget for the mobo and CPU? The West June 4, 2012 11:21:28 PM I was shooting for 400-500 for the both of them. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMotherboard suggestion for i5-3570 ForumMotherboard suggestion please ForumAMD motherboard suggestion ForumMotherboard suggestion ForumSuggestion best graphic card for ep45ud3r motherboard ForumMotherboard Suggestion ForumGood suggestion for a motherboard and video card ForumNeed a motherboard suggestion ForumA good mid-end motherboard suggestion ForumA good motherboard suggestion for my pc ForumMotherboard Replacment Suggestion ? ForumZ77 motherboard . ~200 US$.Urgent suggestion needed ForumNew Motherboard Suggestion w/ Current Build ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumWhich Motherboard suggestion More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !