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February 2, 2013 4:37:47 AM

Like the title says, I need to buy a good motherboard and I need advise on which one I should get. I will be using it with an i7 3770k, a gtx680, and i'll also be getting a Corsair 1200w power supply. I also wanted to know if you guys think that an i7 3770k is worth buying instead of an i5 3570k. If I get the i5 i'll end up having more money to spend on a new motherboard so my limit can go up from 200 to around $300. Please give me popular name brand motherboards and not motherboards made by unpopular companies that no one has ever heard of. Thank you.
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February 2, 2013 4:53:03 AM

Umm depends what you are using the rig for. If you are using it to play games, the i5 3570k has the same performance as the i7. Also the 1200w psu is WAAAAAY overkill unless you are going for a triple SLI build. A 800w one is sufficient for a 2 way SLI

For the motherboard, try this ASrock extreme 6. Its on sale right now. Comes out to $106 with shipping. All you really need unless you are looking for some serious OCing.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/395374/Z77_Extreme6_...

Paying $300 for a mobo is really not worth it. I recommend using that money plus the money from the psu and cpu towards a second graphics card. (Maybe 2x 670's instead of 1 680?) Or just put it in the piggy bank

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February 2, 2013 4:53:06 AM
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February 2, 2013 4:55:29 AM

Asus Maximus V or MSI Z77 Mpower both around $200. What are going to do with the 1200watt Corsair? That enough power for 4 or 5 680s.
February 2, 2013 5:03:09 AM

I wanted to get the 1200w because I will most likely SLI 680s in the future and I just want to have the best power supply I could possibly get (gives me some peace of mind). MSI Z77 Mpower is the one i'll most likely go with out of the 5 you listed Djangor and yes this is a gaming build.
February 2, 2013 6:35:25 AM

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