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Which motherboard for this system?

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July 17, 2012 5:25:36 AM

i am looking at making a gaming ppc and am pretty much set on what im going to buy but now i need to decide which motherboard and am having some trouble deciding.

i currently am looking at:
intel i7-2600k CPU
Radeon HD 7850
16Gb DDr3 RAM (2x8gb)

Havent decided psu yet but probably 550 or 600W

Additionally, i would like room for 2 more ram sticks (ie 4 total) and 1 more PCIe slot with crossfire enabled (to upgrade graphics later).

Ty for any help

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July 17, 2012 11:53:17 AM

You don't give a price range for your motherboard. So for our purposes here, I'll assume the middle of the road - about $140 - 150.

For about 140-150, you can get excellent boards without having to stoop to the bargain basement of Biostar and Asrock. You can stick with Gigabyte and Asus.

Two boards that I recommend alot in this range are the following. Which one you get depends on which brand you like better, but the functionality and features are almost identical.

GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

or

P8Z77-V LK
http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
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