Mobo help!

hello everyone,

i am building my first desktop here and im just not sure as to which MOBO to go with!

price should be no more then 150$
i will be using this for gaming and i do plan to OC


thank you in advance
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  1. Do you want to build an AMD system or Intel? I suggest you try to post more about what it is your looking for here other then just a mobo for under 150.
  2. As slcmike said, the motherboard you chose depends entirely on the CPU you plan to use (you need a motherboard with the same socket as your CPU).

    Popular sockets are 1155 for SandyBridge (i3, i5, i7) and AM3 or AM3+ for AMD CPUs.
  3. my mistake totally slipped!

    Here is a list of a few things i have my eye on:

    Monitors x3
    Gateway FHX2152Lbd Black 21.5" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 1000:1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] cafffeutf5

    Video Cards x2 **(is there another brand that i should go with?)**
    GIGABYTE GV-R697OC-2GD Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 92xx1jbzwt

    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] hu9jygb805

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

    PC tower case
    Silverstone Tek Extended ATX/ATX/SSI-CEB Full Tower Case with 90-Degree Motherboard Mounting with Window Side Panel Computer Case RV03B-W (Matte Black)
    http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone- [...] k-c1001-20

    Power supply
    XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] h97u4jdb48

    Processor
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] w4rdqr5h6n

    CPU fan/heatsink
    Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] ikvcrjexj1

    DVD-CD burner & reader
    Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 7fd4x16wh9

    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] sez8hsehns
  4. slcmike said:
    Do you want to build an AMD system or Intel? I suggest you try to post more about what it is your looking for here other then just a mobo for under 150.



    posted what i have my eyes on, thank you
  5. AdrianPerry said:
    As slcmike said, the motherboard you chose depends entirely on the CPU you plan to use (you need a motherboard with the same socket as your CPU).

    Popular sockets are 1155 for SandyBridge (i3, i5, i7) and AM3 or AM3+ for AMD CPUs.



    posted what i have my eyes on, thank you
  6. - ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131705

    - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

    - MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130582

    Theres a few things on your list that you can change for better pricing and slightly better name brands but its decent as is.
  7. slcmike said:
    - ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131705

    - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

    - MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130582

    Theres a few things on your list that you can change for better pricing and slightly better name brands but its decent as is.



    what are your thoughts on this mobo: ASRock P67 Pro3 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R9PCNK
  8. If you ever want to xfire/SLI this board will not cut it because it only has one PCIe x16 slot. Its a decent board but there are better boards for less out there. By the way...I find Amazon rarely beats out newegg so always check there first!
  9. slcmike said:
    If you ever want to xfire/SLI this board will not cut it because it only has one PCIe x16 slot. Its a decent board but there are better boards for less out there. By the way...I find Amazon rarely beats out newegg so always check there first!



    yea i always check amazon lol. thank you for your help...i just order the asus p8p67 board...lets see how it rocks. another quick question..do you know if the pro version is worth getting?
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