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require help choosing motherboard!

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September 16, 2011 4:27:40 AM

Hey! This is my first build and I'm really torn on which mobo I should choose.

I'm using the PC for gaming so I'd like to maximize my performance. I'm also looking to overclock.... 4.5GHZ max, so please take that into account

The mobo needs to come from Microcenter(they're running a deal, buy an i5 and you save $40 on the mobo), and I can actually provide a link which will help you guys help (http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?...)

My budget: $140 at most

The build

EVGA 570
i5-2500k (would like to clock to 4.5ish)
cooler master hyper 212+
8gb corsair vengeance ram
corsair enthusiast 650w psu
antec 300
seagate barracuda 1tb (How do you guys feel about this.. I'm getting it in a combo deal on newegg which is pretty nice, I don't care about a few MS... as long as it doesn't die and I lose all my data)
I'm not interested in SLI nor am I interested in SSDs


Been looking into the ASRock Fatality p67 - opinions?

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September 16, 2011 8:28:38 AM

I personally use a SeaGate Barracuda and don't have a bad word to say about it :) 

The rest of your build looks good :) 

Motherboards:
I don't know much about the Fatal1ty motherboard, but id recommend the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3.

Any of the motherboards on that link would work without any problems. Running a single GPU, they should all over-clock and perform on a very similar level. Unless anyone says otherwise, id recommend just go with whichever you like the look of :) 

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