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what is the best motherboard I can get. help me please!

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March 18, 2012 6:33:02 PM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I72600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


NZXT guardian 921 rb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Geforce GTs-450




Raptor Drive




western digital 650gb drive

Thanks again!

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March 19, 2012 12:46:05 AM

robotdino304 said:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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There is no reason to get RAM faster than 1600MHz for Sandy Bridge. Try this kit instead.


robotdino304 said:
Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you end up going with the 2550K I recommend below, I would get a motherboard like this one instead. If you still want the 2600, the motherboard you picked will be fine. If you want to get a processor that's some combination of the two, like the 2500K, get a motherboard like this one.

robotdino304 said:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's a good power supply.

robotdino304 said:
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I72600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What will you be using this PC for? If it's gaming, it would be better to get the 2550K.

robotdino304 said:
NZXT guardian 921 rb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not my style. Hopefully it's yours.

robotdino304 said:
Geforce GTs-450

That card is really old. Get this one instead for the same price, or this one for a bit more.

robotdino304 said:
Raptor Drive

western digital 650gb drive

Thanks again!

Short-stroking a larger 7,200rpm hard drive is more cost-effective than getting a 10,000rpm Raptor. If you really want speed, get an SSD along with a data drive. I like Crucial's M4.
March 19, 2012 1:10:09 AM

I am actually really confused :( 

I want to go for and i5 2500k processor instead of an i7

what other mother boards would you suggest that have the best stability and best ratings what you go for that would work with the 1155 socket type?

I am sticking with the power supply

This machine is for gaming and programming
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March 19, 2012 1:10:32 AM

other than the intel motherboard
March 19, 2012 1:13:28 AM

and yes I will be using this machine for gaming

so far I took your advice on the memory G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

Processor Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

PSU OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom.

Still not sure on the mobo I want something that has good reviews and easy to install. This is my first time building a computer kind of nervous about it. I want a mobo that will work with both ATi and Nivdia graphics. Ill get a new graphics card just point me in the right direction I know nothing about ATI and save myself some $$ so far its 374 bucks
March 19, 2012 2:43:17 AM

I am so confused on what to get for a good motherboard. I want a motherboard that won't disappoint me and has good reviews.
March 19, 2012 3:16:43 AM

robotdino304 said:
I am so confused on what to get for a good motherboard. I want a motherboard that won't disappoint me and has good reviews.

The ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is rightly popular. As far as ease of installation goes, motherboards are all pretty much the same; it's the case that matters. This review indicates that the case you chose is a good one.

Just read some guides online, and pay close attention to the manuals that come with your case and motherboard. Learning how to prevent static damage to your components is important as well. Building a computer is a careful process, but I'm sure you'll do fine. :) 
March 19, 2012 3:25:12 AM

Thanks alot for your help. When I read the reviews on newegg it makes me more nervous sometimes.

so far this is the build

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

SAPPHIRE 11202-00-20G Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

The Price so far is 606 all togther. Will this mobo support AMD Graphics and Nividia Graphics as well?
March 19, 2012 3:44:09 AM

Nim Chimpsky said:
pm hard drive is more cost-effective than getting a 10,000rpm Raptor. If you really want speed, get an SSD along with a data drive. I like Crucial's M4.

100% agree. Using an SSD with a normal HDD will be far superior than using a raptor.
March 19, 2012 4:02:07 AM

robotdino304 said:
Thanks alot for your help. When I read the reviews on newegg it makes me more nervous sometimes.

so far this is the build

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

SAPPHIRE 11202-00-20G Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

The Price so far is 606 all togther. Will this mobo support AMD Graphics and Nividia Graphics as well?

Sure thing.

The motherboard can use either AMD graphics or Nvidia. What resolution do you plan to game at? If there's room in the budget, you might want to upgrade the graphics card. If there is no room, you could consider downgrading the processor to the i3-2120 and spending that money on a better GPU.
March 19, 2012 4:02:44 AM

as far as my build goes I want to make the right decision and not rush buying everything right away. My friend is helping me build it in two weeks time so I still have time. The raptor drive is leftover from my recent computer that died.
March 19, 2012 4:12:19 AM

I am fine with spending a little bit more.

so far this is the build

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


GIGABYTE GV-N550D5-1GI GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom


ntel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K


G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO


Still not sure about the motherboard seems pretty good but I am not sure if I want to jump on it right away. My gut keeps on telling me to go for Asus and Gigabyte but I am not sure what is the best board to go for at this time. What is my best bet for and Asus or gigybyte board with and 1155 socket?
March 19, 2012 4:50:47 AM

robotdino304 said:
GIGABYTE GV-N550D5-1GI GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

The 550 Ti isn't really worth it. In that price range, I would recommend the Radeon HD 6850.

robotdino304 said:
Still not sure about the motherboard seems pretty good but I am not sure if I want to jump on it right away. My gut keeps on telling me to go for Asus and Gigabyte but I am not sure what is the best board to go for at this time. What is my best bet for and Asus or gigybyte board with and 1155 socket?

This Asus board and this Gigabyte board both look good, but so does the ASRock board.
March 19, 2012 3:31:15 PM

Thanks for the advice Nim! its great to get some guidance with this build. I am quite nervous about this all.I think I am pretty much set! Here is my set up so far and if you could check it over one more time? I hope this system is good enough for Diablo 3 and most games that are out as well as programming!

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

SAPPHIRE 11202-00-20G Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
March 19, 2012 10:29:08 PM

robotdino304 said:
Thanks for the advice Nim! its great to get some guidance with this build. I am quite nervous about this all.I think I am pretty much set! Here is my set up so far and if you could check it over one more time? I hope this system is good enough for Diablo 3 and most games that are out as well as programming!

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

SAPPHIRE 11202-00-20G Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

You're welcome!

Diablo 3 isn't a very hardware intensive game, so you'll be fine. For other games, though, your build is a little unbalanced: your processor is way more powerful than your GPU. You could swap it out for the i3-2120 and get the 6850 instead.
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