Good solid motherboard

Hey guys,

I know most people here are probably hardcore gamers and over clockers. I'm not one of those but I do enjoy the occasional game. I use my pc mostly for music recording and dvd playing. I'd like to get a new mboard and cpu. So not too worried about overclocking ability but do want a nice fast system that is reliable and runs quietly. I currently have an Asus mboard and quite honestly I'm not too impressed with it. Trying to get the ssd to run on the marvel sata chip just has been a pain.

This is probably not a problem with the intel sata chips on the z77 boards and maybe Asus is ok.

My budget is around 200 for the mboard. I'd like to have at least 8g of memory and will probably use my current Radeon 6890 grapics card for now (but open to upgrade). I'd like my upgrade cost to stay around 700 at most with mboard/cpu/memory

Thanks for your input.

rut
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  1. ASRock z77 extreme 6 $170
    Or
    ASRock x79 extreme 6 $200

    Gigabyte g1.Sniper 3 z77 board $260

    I7 3770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502 $289
    Or
    I7 3770K if you want to overclock $330 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231548 $54
  2. hi,


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ieed
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ieed/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ieed/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)


    Total: $381.96


    i think the i5 will do just fine but you can go for an i7 cpu.
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