Solved Mobo adive for new build (also any suggestions?) Tags: Systems Last response: July 12, 2011 6:26 AM in Systems Share Ninja Pants July 11, 2011 2:20:19 AM G'day I am wondering what mobo I should go with for my new build: CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k (OC ~4.7GHz planned) COOLER: Noctua D-14 or Coolermaster V8 (looks better) RAM: 16GB (4x4GM) G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 GPU: Powercolor 4GB 6990 OC (CF in future / possibly CF 2 * 6970s instead) CASE: HAF-X PSU: Corsair AX1200 Gold SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 HDD: WD Caviar Black 2TB DVD/CD: Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray DVD combo COOLING: - 2 additional Coolermaster red LED 200mm mega flow fans possibly another smaller fan - Lamptron FC5 V2 Controller (dont like running that many fans off mobo) Budget: $3,000 AUS Resolution: 3*24" eyefinity (6024*1080) Usage: Gaming, Graphic Design (photoshop illustrator), 3D Modelling, very small amount of video editing Mobo: considering ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Is something like the ASUS Maximus Extreme IV Z worth the extra cost? or ASUS P8Z78-V Pro? or Gigabyte UD7? or other suggestion? (6Gbps SATA and USB 3.0 are wanted (2*USB 3.0 fine)) Thanks in advance for any advice. More about : mobo adive build suggestions jmsellars1 July 11, 2011 7:03:49 AM I think that ASRock mobo would do the job nicely but the x16/x16 CF on that ASUS would be handy with such a high end GPU. I think the ASUS would probably be worth it but the ASRock would also be perfectly decent. Best solution Why_Me July 11, 2011 11:01:54 AM Share With that set up I would look into either an Asus Revolution or Gigabyte UD7. Both are NF 200 boards (x16 & x16). http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $329.00 ASUS P8B WS Motherboard B3 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $389.00 Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard Related resources Adive and Suggestions For New Homebuild - Forum New Gaming Rig - First Time Builder - Any adive would be great - Forum New Build Adive - Forum Adive on build - Mainly GPU - Forum New build New Problems please help me - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ninja Pants July 11, 2011 10:48:30 PM Cheers for the replies Don't know much about the ASUS P8B WS, will check it out. Is the Maximum Extreme 4 worth the additional $100 over the UD7? I'm having my doubts now. I'm thinking UD7, thanks. Why_Me July 11, 2011 10:55:53 PM Ninja Pants said:Cheers for the replies Don't know much about the ASUS P8B WS, will check it out. Is the Maximum Extreme 4 worth the additional $100 over the UD7? I'm having my doubts now. I'm thinking UD7, thanks. It is if you plan on going with two of those cards at some point in time. NF 200 = x16 & x16. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-590-dua... Ninja Pants July 12, 2011 6:23:45 AM Understood, thanks for the help Ninja Pants July 12, 2011 6:26:48 AM Best answer selected by Ninja Pants. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New Gaming Computer <--- Would like some adive Please! Forum First Build $500-700 Gaming Computer Forum [Need Advice] Is This A Good/Practical Gaming Build ??? Forum First Time 500£ build , need review and feedback Forum New Build . Just Got Cheap GTX 570. CPU/ MOBO Suggestions ... Forum Will my PSU be able to handle the GTX 680? [Specs included] Forum XMAS Gaming PC~Budget~Cod6 Forum just want some expertise Forum Building an $1000 Dollar gaming PC Forum [Solved] Autocad build - What CPU, GPU? ..im use to gaming builds Forum New build for CAD - no gaming Forum Can someone look over this upgrade/build Forum Building my first system, any changes/suggestions? Forum [Solved] $700 New Build for Autocad Forum Need Advice On $850 Gaming PC Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !