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July 19, 2012 7:29:50 PM

Folks, I'm building a new PC based around the Intel i5-3570 processor.

The PC will be used for heavy audio and video editing, and internet/email/you tube etc.

For the mobo, I'm looking for SATA3 (latest) and the latest USB (I assume thats 3.0).

For the Memory slots, I would really like to be able to put 16 gigs in there eventually.

I'd also like the on board soundcard to be of high quality with a digital output (but not a deal breaker) since I do alot of audio mixing and restoration work.

What mobo would you recommend I get? I'd like to keep it under $500 if i can.

Thank you very much for your help.

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July 19, 2012 7:36:39 PM

$500 for the board alone? That'll get you anything you want, but you won't have to spend anywhere near that much.

This is a very good board with almost all the bells and whistles. ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $209.99

You don't even HAVE to spend THAT much though. This one will do, as well, and still has plenty of features. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99
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July 19, 2012 8:40:49 PM

Thank you! Looks like the ASRock board would be just fine. Its got the latest SATA and USB, which is key. Thank you!!

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July 19, 2012 8:42:30 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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July 19, 2012 9:02:01 PM

Agree with that ASRock^, got a CPU cooler?
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July 19, 2012 9:05:32 PM

Thanks....wasnt really planning on overclocking as the video and audio editing programs tend to flake out (and at the worst possible time, like when youre just about to save a mix) when you do.

But thanks for the info/.
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July 19, 2012 9:07:12 PM

Audio+video+photo is all I do.

I run the 2600K @ 4.7GHz and no issues.

Its like 35% of the processing power for free.
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July 19, 2012 9:36:28 PM

Cool. I'd rather not buy that big cooling unit also.

I think I read that the i5-3570 was a newer chip than the 2600k.
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July 20, 2012 7:22:34 PM

UPDATE: Since you folks were so nice to help me here I just thought I'd let ya know that I got a great deal on an i5-2500 3.3 ghz Quadcore chip...$169 shipped. I couldnt turn it down!! The specs are nearly identical to the i5-3570 at $230
So, I'll use the $60 or so I saved on fast memory and a large hard drive, prob 2T.


DJD: please check out Mobo, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=MJb7kNKw...


Is is also by ASRock and it appears would be just fine at $99. Do you feel otherwise? Has the Sata 6.0 and USB 3.00 as well which is important. Please let me know your thoughts...thanks so much!

Retro
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July 20, 2012 9:53:58 PM

retrosonic said:
DJD: please check out Mobo, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=MJb7kNKw...


Is is also by ASRock and it appears would be just fine at $99. Do you feel otherwise? Has the Sata 6.0 and USB 3.00 as well which is important. Please let me know your thoughts...thanks so much!

Retro


It's good. The main difference is the amount of PCIe slots and that it's not SLI capable.
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July 20, 2012 10:00:33 PM

Good deal on the CPU.
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July 24, 2012 2:26:05 AM

UPDATE: I did get the Z77 Pro 4 for $99 and free shipping. All the reviews I read were great. Couldnt turn down that price, and the Mobo has everything I wanted.

Also just picked up 16 Gigs of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram. The system should be very very fast and run Win 8 like a clock!!

Thank you for all your help. Retro
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