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Please suggest a motherboard for around 110-140$

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November 17, 2012 8:10:17 AM

Hey guys, first off i'm sorry for posting this again, but I only got one answer yesterday and i need to buy the mobo tomorrow at microcenter...So...please help me!



I was wondering if you guys can take the time to check my build and fill in the last piece to this puzzle (the mother board).

I will add additional comments at the end of the thread to comply (somewhat) with the forums rules on asking to check builds


CPU : i5 3570k

HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 04_s00_i01


OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack---92$


RAM: G.skill Ripjaws X Series 16gb (4 X 4gb) 240-pin Ddr3 Sdram Ddr3 1600 (Pc3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800cl9q-16gbxl
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 03_s00_i00


Tower case: Corsair 500r case
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 02_s00_i00

PSU Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 01_s00_i00

Optical Drive Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 00_s00_i00



My GPU will come factory OC'd. I will be buying a radeon HD 7870 in the future, but for now i'm going to use my HD 7750. In terms of OC'ing my CPU, i might do so in the future, but for now I will leave it as is.



I have narrowed down my choices for a motherboard to a z77 board...prefereably gigabyte/msi/ or asus. I looked into the asrock extreme4 z77, but I hear that its' measurements are a bit off, so i've opted out of that one =/.


So, the big question: Which mobo do you guys suggest, and will work with my build?


Does my build look compatible overall?



Thanks alot!
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November 17, 2012 9:15:54 AM

Here's a list of boards you can use; most don't have tru sli support, but I wouldn't pay extra for it unless you intend to use it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (no pci-e 3.0 support; requires bios flash to run some ivy bridge cpus)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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