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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:

RAM - GSKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9.0 DUAL CHANNEL RIPJAWS X RED RET
http://www.custompc.ie/gskill-8gb-ddr3-1600-cl90-dual-c...

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/kfa2-1gb-gef-gtx-560-ti-79144-p....

PSU - ANTEC PSU HIGH CURRENT GAMER 750W
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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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. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UDITT6/ref=oh_o03_...

Also happy with the 212 Evo http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=oh_o02_...

and the lower profile Vengeance memory http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00569K7LM/ref=oh_o03_...

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. http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=motherboard+sp...


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 :) 
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