What kind of motherboard do i need for my stuff?

here are the specs of the parts that i am going to be putting onto the board:
gpu= Radeon HD 7770 1gb ddr5
cpu= intel i5 quad 3750k (3.4ghz turbo= 3.8ghz)
ram= 4gb(x2) dual channel ddr3 1600mhz
case= Coolermaster RC-942-KKN1 HAF-X 942 Chassis Full Tower
i have no experience with motherboards. i have no idea what to get. :o
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  1. Hello shifty :hello:

    I think you mean i5 3570 k that processor has a LGA 1155 socket so any board with a 1155 socket and a pci express slot for the video card and ddr3 1600 MHz compatible something like any of these, I prefer ASUS myself. Chipsets you could choose different chipsets for different reasons, here's a little light reading on that, I would go with the Z77 myself. Ram slots and pci express slots can be a big decider here, if you plan on SLI or Xfire in the future you will need at least 2 PCI express slots, likewise if your looking at 32Gb of Ram in the future your going to want 4 ram slots more than likely. Other things to look at is are you going to use any of the PCI slots for something like a wireless card or a dedicated raid card, is this slot going to be covered up by the video card, look at the pics and placement of the plugs on the board, are your SATA plugs for your HDD going to be covered up by your video card, do you want side mount SATA plugs? Selection also depends heavily on your budget they can go from $45 to $400. I'll select a few from varying price ranges, but no one knows better than you what you are planning on adding in the future.

    Try these:
    ASUS Maximus V Formula/Assassins C3
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA
    ASRock Z75 Pro3
    ASRock Z77 Pro4
    ASUS P8Z77-M

    Just my 2 cents do with it what you will. :sol:
  2. thanks for your reply! its hard to get a decent reply like yours. thanks a lot man
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