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February 11, 2012 9:37:39 PM

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 [...] 7959-p.asp

GPU - Nvidia GeForce KFA2 1GB GeF GTX 560 TI

PSU - ANTEC PSU HIGH CURRENT GAMER 750W [...] 8884-p.asp

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

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

case - Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 Black Midi Tower Case (Mini-ITX/Micro-ATX/ATX) [...] 7897-p.asp

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February 11, 2012 10:04:58 PM

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.

Also happy with the 212 Evo

and the lower profile Vengeance memory

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.

February 12, 2012 9:08:31 AM

ok but if i'm not overclocking my system it should be ok with the stock cooler right?
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February 12, 2012 10:06:43 AM

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.

Good luck with your build!
February 12, 2012 2:03:09 PM

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 :)