I'm building a new PC from scratch and I would like it if you could give me some suggestions on the motherboard that would work with the components I chose below.
I already chose some components:
PROCESSOR: Intel CPU LGA 1155 i5-3470, 3.20GHz/6MB B
GRAPHICS CARD: MSI HD7870 Twin Frozr OC AMD/ATI Graphics Card - 2GB
Also, should i buy 2x4GB or one piece of 8GB RAM memory (I heard 2 pieces is much faster because the memory is written on both of them simultaneously.
This is my first time building a PC.
EDIT: I forgot to write that my the PC in total should not be more than 700 euros. The motherboard should be around 60 euros.
For your cpu a b75 or h77 will do, the z75 is more for cheap boards for overclocking the cpu (i5-3570k), also the z75 is more expensive in europe.
What's your country ?
There're several amzon sites for europe.
I noticed in the feedback tab of the ASROCK H77M mobo it takes 30+ seconds to boot up on Win7. It's not a big deal though. I guess I will go for H77M then. Thanks! Also, it's a lot cheaper than the other one.
You should and i recommend buying the psu and case separately, the ones that come with the cases, are always cheap, no good psus without quality, certifications,etc.
Cooler master has pretty cheap cases like the elite 430/431 or k280, k320/k350, but with good space/airflow for the money they're good.
As for the psu, i recommend going with a good brand like antec,xfx, corsair,seasonic(with 500w-600w).
E.g : The XFX 550w or corsair cx600w will do for your system.