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Help noob! MOBO for i5-3570K

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February 20, 2013 2:02:18 AM

HI all, yes I am a noob to the build a pc world.

I need some help picking a MOBO

CPU: i5-3507K
MOBO: ?????
HEAT SINK: Thermaltake Frio overclocking (Purchased) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
GPU: EVGA 550ti 2GB (Purchased)
PSU: Corsair HX650 (Purchased)
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 (Purchased)
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
HDD: 2TB Western Digital (Purchased)
CASE: Coolermaster Haf X All 5 fan slots filled (Purchased)

USES:
MATLab
Solid Works
Some gaming
Computer Science major, so some pretty decent programs

Plan on OC'ing, nothing crazy though

I am concerned about making sure the GPU fits YES i know its not the greatest but I got it for a sweet price

Thanks all!

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February 20, 2013 2:54:17 AM

Well any board has negative costumer reviews by doa or other stuff, keep in mind it's the most popular board so it will get more reviews, you should take those with a grain of salt.
The asrock z77 extreme 4 is a good motherboard with plenty of features(SLI/Crossfire), 4 SATA III ports, the audio onboard(ALC898), it has 8 power phases, overall a good motherboard for the money, and the most popular one.
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February 20, 2013 3:01:03 AM

djangoringo said:
Well any board has negative costumer reviews by doa or other stuff, keep in mind it's the most popular board so it will get more reviews, you should take those with a grain of salt.
The asrock z77 extreme 4 is a good motherboard with plenty of features(SLI/Crossfire), 4 SATA III ports, the audio onboard(ALC898), it has 8 power phases, overall a good motherboard for the money, and the most popular one.


Would you say it is pretty decent for overclocking?

Thanks for all your help! Really appreciate it
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February 20, 2013 3:09:14 AM

I have not been back with intel for long but I am really happy with my 2013 build I have a i5 3570K with a Asus Z77 Sabertooth and it has been working very good for me.
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February 20, 2013 3:15:59 AM

HBchevelle68 said:
Would you say it is pretty decent for overclocking?

Thanks for all your help! Really appreciate it


It's more than decent, it's a good motherboard for overclocking.
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February 20, 2013 3:39:33 AM

djangoringo said:
It's more than decent, it's a good motherboard for overclocking.


Ya it seems to be a very solid board, Ill have to do some more research on it
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