Which motherboard?

Hello,
I need help finding a great mother board for a PC I'm building?
The processor I want to use is the i5-2500k.
The graphics card I was Interested in was the Radeon HD 7970.
I want to make the best gaming rig for about $1200-$1500.
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  1. Try reading this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-radeon-hd-7970-core-i5,3210.html
    If you want you could get 8GB RAM instead of the 4 used on the example and a Z68 motherboard instead of the P67 but it is already a good system
  2. thank you. I appreciate you replying.
    akxpckwb
  3. Get this one. Its perfect for the 2500K.


    ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

    I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

    Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



    For the mobo, I would recommend -> ... Latest Z77...
    That is a good mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.

    U can definitely use this one ->

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

  4. TH 'Builder Marathon' are contorted and are not representative of a well rounded build.

    I have a hard time recommending the SB with the IB available and even though the OC 'clock' can be better on the SB the IB is still faster.

    The MOBO and CPU depends on how many GPUs and other uses for the system including OC, Video, etc.

    CPU: i5-3570K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
    /or
    MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819
    /or
    MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131853
    HSF: Corsair H100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017
    RAM: CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
    /or
    RAM: CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
  5. On your kind of budget here is what i suggest there is still enough money left over for OS ;) Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010


    Power supply: PSU: PSU:SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095#top


    Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504


    Motherboard:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819#top


    Videocard: MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685#top


    Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834


    RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546#top


    Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    DVD-drive(Sony SATA DVD drive 18x)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031
    Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    3.5” adapter bracket included http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226152#top
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