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April 25, 2012 1:43:33 AM

I have found the CPU and memory that I am looking for. I am now looking for a motherboard to fit into this setup. I have looked at motherboards until my eyes have bled (at least it feels that way)!

I can't seem to find a motherboard to fit this setup. I know there are hundreds of them but I don't have the knowledge to decide on the MB. I REALLY need help with some options.

I need choices in the top, midline, and lower ranges (quality/price) of motherboards or key specs to look for in a mb so I can make a decision (also, if there are better choices with the CPU/memory I am willing to listen)

I am begging for help before my wife decides I don't NEED these items :D 

These are the CPU and memory chosen:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

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April 25, 2012 2:35:48 PM

I was looking at getting Corsair Vengeance, but I was unable to find the 8 gb (2x4) set. I had also looked at Patriot but the Corsair Vengeance was my first choice.
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April 25, 2012 2:41:10 PM

You were looking for these?

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)

The Corsair or the Gskill are both excellent choices for RAM.

The ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3 MB posted above is probably the best budget board for the 2500K.