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What Mobo Should I get?

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February 16, 2013 2:43:35 AM

Hello,
I I know this si a very often asked question, but I need a personal answer and I have resorted to this awesome website. First off my buget is around $1,000 - $1,100 and I already haave parts that I'd like to incorporate. These are:

- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

- ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI

- SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support

- ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

- AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+

- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

I would love a Mobo rocomdation, and a case recomendation. Also if I am missing anything please inform me. I am I first time builder, I'm aiming for a gaming computer. Any money saving tips and/ or modifications to my build you suggest are all welcomed. I'd like links to products. THANK YOU!




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February 16, 2013 3:03:11 AM

I don't recommend any kind of AMD processor at the moment. They are making a turn around, but you just can't beat an Intel I5-3570k for gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a MB to go along with it:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
I can give you a recommendation, but it's all personal preference. Some people like flashy cases, some people just want a simple one. With the motherboard and processor i added to what you already had, your total is $1,023.
That leaves you around $75 to find the case that you want.

Also, I don't really see the point in a sound card, unless you plan on hooking this up a theater quality sound system. Just use the onboard audio of the motherboard's(it comes with an optical audio out).

Save $80 some odd dollars and put it towards something else. Maybe put it towards a case or a better GPU
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February 16, 2013 3:51:09 AM

THANK YOU. This community is very very nice. But one question aswell, isn't a case dependant on the mobo? So what size should I look for? If any.
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February 16, 2013 4:03:06 AM

Also another thing, may someone recomend me a power supply for this build. That would be great aswell.
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February 16, 2013 2:04:52 PM

Some cases yes, but only when you get around the size of mini ATX or ITX, then the case can matter. Pretty much every mid tower and full tower case support Full ATX motherboard, which is what that was.

If your looks for a PSU heres one: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want me to recommend a case, what kind of case you you like? Flashy or more basic cases?

I'm using this case for my friends build, but it might be over your price range unless you want to spend extra on it.
He has a little extra to splurge on a system, since he's borrowing m old GPU for now.

AZZA Genesis 9000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Watch the product review video on newegg, you might just fall in love with this case, no lie. But it is expensive don't get me wrong
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