Hello, I'll be upgrading some parts in my computer to newer ones.
Components that will be staying
- AMD HD Radeon 6870
- Ultra LSP 650W
- MAYBE my optical drive if the motherboard has IDE
- Hitachi 2TB SATA HDD
I would highly recommend you do not even bother with a $100 motherboard you need to spend anywhere from $120 up to get a solid motherboard. mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...
No problem.Your welcome!Well opting to purchase other brands of memory is fine, be sure to invest in some memory with low profile heatsinks. Unless dangerous amounts of voltage is pumped into the memory, memory simply doesn’t overheat and high profile “flashy” memory ends up serving as interfere to larger CPU coolers more than anything else.It has been proven that high profile memory is a marketing ploy.The Z77 Extreme4 can be purchased for as little as $120.00 Taking a look at the current availability of Intel Z77 motherboards at popular retailers confirms that this motherboard is an absolute bargain and I would say – if you are on a tight budget then give this board some consideration, but if you aren’t, you should skip it.
The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.