Solved Your thoughts on this ASROCK Board. Tags: ASRock Motherboards Product Last response: December 30, 2012 6:12 PM in Motherboards Share ILoveTomsHardware December 29, 2012 2:56:29 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Going to build my son a gaming computer.Is this a good board and what would be a good CPU to pair with it? i5 or i7?What aftermarket cooler in the $50.00 range would fit and help cool? Thanks for helping Please provide links if possible!!!!!!!! More about : thoughts asrock board o1die a c 434 V Motherboard December 29, 2012 3:15:48 PM The asrock extreme 4 is a good value, recommended by many on this website. If you get a regular non K i5 or i7, you can save about $60 going with a B75 or H77 chipset motherboard. Here's one cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (probably the most popular Intel gamer's cpu) Microcenter will discount the motherboard by $40 with the 3570k/extreme 4 combo purchase, but it's in stores only. ILoveTomsHardware December 29, 2012 3:58:27 PM o1die are there any other boards in that price range that are better,and i like the 3570k because that fits mt $$$ range. Also what low profile ram would be a good match? Sorry for all the questions. Related resources Asrock H77 Pro4 MVP Thoughts - Forum Help with RAM - Phenom II in ASROCK M/ board - Forum Current thoughts on Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 - Forum Help with RAM - Phenom II in ASROCK M/ board - Forum Vista on Asrock dual939 Board and SATAII Drive issue - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution o1die a c 434 V Motherboard December 29, 2012 5:49:32 PM More board choices: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (basic board for one video card) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (some folks will only use asus) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (sli capable, comes with adapter) Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (slightly slower timings, good for overclocking) Lots of good ram out there. I've been in samsung's fab one facility in austin; very high tech. You can also go with kingston, corsair, gskill, patriot, or crucial. 1.5 volt or 1.35 is recommended by Intel. ILoveTomsHardware December 30, 2012 6:12:02 PM Best answer selected by ILoveTomsHardware. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSwitch to Ivy Bridge? Thoughts ? ForumGaming build - Thoughts and suggestions? ForumThoughts on new system ForumFirst Build - Budget $2500 - Thoughts ? ForumNew Build - $1,500 Hardware Budget - Thoughts ? ForumThe silent gaming monster rig build is complete! Thoughts ? ForumMy first build in 20 odd years, thoughts please! ForumASRock Z77 Extreme4 - Thoughts , criticisms and alternatives? ForumNew ASRock Gen3 Boards (Z68 Extreme Gen3 versus Reg Extreme4 Z68) ForumThoughts and recommedations on new i5-3570k build ForumTom's members thoughts on this motherboard? Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumBoard, Ram or CPU? Boot loop with no display. ForumAsrock z77 extreme 4 restart issues ForumIs Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 compatible with ASRock H61M-VS R2.0? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !