What motherboard?

I was wondering if anyone would mind reccomending a good motherboard for the following system, also its a new build so i'd appreciate if somone'd tell me if its all compatible, or for any changes yr'd make to it:


CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K Retail - BX80623I52500K
http://www.custompc.ie/intel-core- [...] 7959-p.asp

GPU - Nvidia GeForce KFA2 1GB GeF GTX 560 TI

http://www.custompc.ie/antec-psu-h [...] 8884-p.asp

optical drive - Sony DVD Rewriter Black OEM Drive - AD-7283S-0B (S-ATA/DVD±R: 24x/CD-R: 48x)
http://www.custompc.ie/sony-dvd-re [...] 8868-p.asp

HDD - Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Serial 3.5" Hard Drive ST2000DL003 (S-ATA/6Gb/s/64MB/5900 RPM)
http://www.custompc.ie/seagate-2tb [...] 8123-p.asp

case - Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 Black Midi Tower Case (Mini-ITX/Micro-ATX/ATX)
http://www.custompc.ie/antec-nine- [...] 7897-p.asp

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  1. I have the exact same case and love it. I have a couple of suggestions. Consider an aftermarket CPU cooler like the 212 Evo, and a lower profile memory so it doesn't get in the way of the CPU cooler.

    I went with the P8Z68-V/GEN3 and couldn't be happier. It has some great utilities, super easy to overclock, and was easy to work with. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UDITT6/ref=oh_o03_s00_i02_details

    Also happy with the 212 Evo http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

    and the lower profile Vengeance memory http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00569K7LM/ref=oh_o03_s01_i00_details

    If you plan on only putting in two slots of memory the higher profile will clear easily, but the 1st slot near the CPU which is used when fitting 4 slots will be pretty close to your CPU cooler.
  2. ok but if i'm not overclocking my system it should be ok with the stock cooler right?
  3. saucepaws said:
    ok but if i'm not overclocking my system it should be ok with the stock cooler right?

    Very true :).

    The "K" in the CPU made me assume you were going to OC.....although the K is only a few bucks more so I'd still recommend it regardless. Plus the K series will give you Intel HD3000 onboard graphics which will give you a couple of advantages I'll let you google. The motherboard I listed will allow you to take advantage of both your graphics card and the onboard graphics. I believe it has something to do with video file conversion speed.

    One more thing, a lesson learned for me, the mobo doesn't come with a speaker, so if you want to hear the POST beeps when you first fire it up, order yourself a $5 mobo speaker. http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=motherboard+speaker&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&rlz=1I7ADFA_enUS469&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12741005373895223740&sa=X&ei=PKs3T6S_BYeltwfc74GeAg&ved=0CEEQ8wIwAA#

    Good luck with your build!
  4. aye i'll probably do that later down the line (when i've more money for a cooler), but thanks for all the advice, it'll certainly help my build :)
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