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Need advice for a mobo.

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March 26, 2012 5:52:52 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully in the next couple months.

Budget Range: 600-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: High quality gaming, streaming of games, and watching of movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Headset, Power supply(650 watt) and case (Antec DF-85)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,, and

Country: Canada, BC

Parts Preferences: Intel, and Nvidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Not at first but will in future.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, may upgrade to 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: I have my processor, ram, and graphics card already picked out, but not bought so the 600-800 range includes the prices of these four items, the thing i'm looking for is a good mobo, that will have future support for the ivy bridge cores when they come out, and are easy to sli with and doesnt bottleneck the sli.
Free Shipping is definetly prefered, but not required. If the item has shipping costs but is still cheaper then going with free shipping item i dont mind)

CPU: Intel i5 2500k - $209.79(Free Shipping) + $27.27 in tax approx

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $41.99

GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti - $239.99 + $12.29 S&H + $35.31 in taxes(for both ram and gpu since from same site)

Current Total before mobo: $566.64

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March 26, 2012 6:26:49 AM

I recommend a MOBO with the PCIe 2.0 slots spread out, like in the GIGABYTE Z68X-UD3H. That way, dual GPUs are easier to install.
March 26, 2012 5:38:59 PM

Bump for more Idea's
April 1, 2012 11:57:05 PM

Best answer selected by Mitsukaixx.