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 1097 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. m 0 l nikorr a c 328 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... m 0 l Related resources Motherboard suggestion please - Forum Motherboard suggestion needed for overclocking - Forum Suggestion for motherboard - Forum Need suggestion in Motherboard - Forum Need suggestion on buying CPU & motherboard.. - 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? m 0 l rolli59 a c 1097 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:36:15 PM I have never needed one! m 0 l nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:37:25 PM Absolutely not needed : ) 100% m 0 l The West June 4, 2012 10:41:24 PM Good to know, I plan to do a bit of overclocking but nothing crazy. m 0 l nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:47:13 PM Today's DDR3 RAM is running cool to touch. m 0 l nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 10:48:58 PM What's your CPU? m 0 l 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 m 0 l nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 11:05:59 PM Do u live by any chance close to Microcenter? m 0 l The West June 4, 2012 11:08:40 PM Not exactly close... ~45min drive m 0 l nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 11:09:39 PM That's perfect! m 0 l The West June 4, 2012 11:11:04 PM Why, Ive never been to a Micro Center before...whats so special about them? m 0 l nikorr a c 328 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. m 0 l nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard June 4, 2012 11:16:43 PM What's your budget for the mobo and CPU? m 0 l The West June 4, 2012 11:21:28 PM I was shooting for 400-500 for the both of them. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew Motherboard suggestion ? Forum Solvedneed x79 series motherboard suggestion !! Forum SolvedBudget PC : FX6300, Suggestion for Motherboard and Graphics card? Forum SolvedMotherboard suggestion for AMD Athlon II X4 Forum SolvedAMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz ADO5000IAA5DD motherboard suggestion Forum Solved[URGENT]Z87 Motherboard Suggestion[URGENT] Forum SolvedMotherboard Suggestion For AMD FX-4130. Forum SolvedRam suggestion for M3N78-PRO Motherboard Forum SolvedAM3+ Motherboard Suggestion Forum SolvedNeed a new motherboard suggestion... Forum SolvedNeed Motherboard Suggestion Forum SolvedNeed Suggestion on Motherboard Forum SolvedReplacement am3 MATX motherboard suggestion Forum Suggestion for a developer Motherboard and CPU Forum SolvedZ77 motherboard suggestion.... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !