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Noob wanting a red or black mother board

Hey guys this is my first time here, and building a rig so I come to you for help. I don't exactly know how to post this but, here's what I'm looking for.

A mother board like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792 would be perfect but all the blue needs to be red.

CPU: Intel I5 sandy bridge 2500k LGA 1155 (ofc)
Case: Rosewill Ranger or Rosewill Thor if I need E-ATX (unless you have any other suggestions)

Thanks for your help guys and gals!
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  1. Biostar motherboards will have red accents, but not the pcb.

    Really, pretty is as pretty does. Spend your money on good parts, not "bling"
  2. Thanks for the replies guys Idk what is a good mobo to be honest just know I want at least 1 PCI e 16 and a PCI too preferably more for expandability options
  3. Shawman said:
    Thanks for the replies guys Idk what is a good mobo to be honest just know I want at least 1 PCI e 16 and a PCI too preferably more for expandability options


    Any Z77 based motherboard will have a x16 pci-e slot and all the normal features you want, like 6gb sata and usb3.0.

    Just look to see that there is at least one pci slot for your required expansion.
    What expandability do you have in mind? Most of us really don't need any past the pcie-x16 slot.

    All the brands are good, pick your favorite. For the most part, the less expensive the better. Spend the savings where it counts for performance.
    Say a better graphics card or a SSD.
  4. About as black as you can get asus sabertooth: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
  5. Why are all the perfect motherboards blue/white!
  6. Best answer
    Red + Black + Z77's:

    $153 ASRock Z77 Performance - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157298
    $163 ASRock Z77 Professional-M - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157300
    $200 ASUS Maximus V Gene - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830
    * $248 ASRock Z77 Professional - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157299
    * $338 EVGA Z77 FTW - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188120


    Red + Black + Z68's:

    $168 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
    * $220 EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188098
    * $255 ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263
    * $340 ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131760

    My pick is the $220 EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188098
    I know that MOBO and the latest feedback is from some pretty dumb folks! EVGA is not for the total noob.

    Red RAM DDR3-1600 2x4GB:

    $47 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
    * $60 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8R - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233185

    Red RAM DDR3-1866 2x4GB:

    * $55 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model 997007 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226223
    $60 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model 997008 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226224
    $60 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
    * $65 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model 997052 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226308
    * $85 CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) Model CMT8GX3M2A1866C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233183

    My picks are the $65 Mushkin Enhanced Redline Model 99705 or $ 85 CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT.

    * - best choices
  7. Best answer selected by Shawman.
  8. Thank you so much for breaking it down like that!
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