First time build I5-2400 mobo help

Hello, i have been driving myself nuts reading post and trying to figure out what i need. This is my first ever build have bought factory dells in the past but my old dexktop is outdated bad and i want a new one for regular everyday use, internet, school and some games mainly wow, skyrim, d3.
Approximate Purchase Date:this week or next few weeks

Budget Range:700-800 give or take

System Usage from Most to Least Important:home, internet,gaming

Parts Not Required:keybord, mouse, speakers, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg, tigerdirect

Country: USA ,TN

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no


Additional Comments: I would like to use an i5-2400 or i5-2320 05 2300. no ssd, gtx 560 card. need help with a good mobo though would like to use an atx instead of a micro atx but dont have to


I mainly need help picking out a motherboard to go with the I5-2400 and a gtx 560 card. I have gotten confused reading about all the different boards, the h61, h67, h77, p67, z77, so would love some help and info please
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  1. First of all, I need to know what your budget is for the motherboard specifically.

    Also, here is a guide on motherboards: http://www.overclock.net/t/1184241/socket-1155-6-series-and-7-series-chipset-guide

    In any case, may I recommend that you go with an i3 instead, since most games do not use the i5's full power. I would probably go with the i3-2120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    In any case I would recommend the ASRock Z77 Extreme4. It is the new generation of motherboards that supports all of the new Ivy Bridge processors so it will be very future proof, it's also at a great price, the same price or cheaper as many Z68 motherboards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
  2. My budget for a mobo is about 50-120 dollars. i would like the i5 chips because i heard more games were useing quad core. i was thinking about going with an h77 sence iam not looking to overclock or any thing, but if there is not a big difference in the price i might just go with a z77. here is my build so far minus the mobo


    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core

    Memory
    Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

    Video Card
    Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB

    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower

    Power Supply
    Antec 550W ATX12V

    Optical Drive
    Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit

    $707.02 after rebates


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8qWT
  3. what about this board? does it work on ivy bridge also?
  4. Ironslice said:
    First of all, I need to know what your budget is for the motherboard specifically.

    Also, here is a guide on motherboards: http://www.overclock.net/t/1184241/socket-1155-6-series-and-7-series-chipset-guide

    In any case, may I recommend that you go with an i3 instead, since most games do not use the i5's full power. I would probably go with the i3-2120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    In any case I would recommend the ASRock Z77 Extreme4. It is the new generation of motherboards that supports all of the new Ivy Bridge processors so it will be very future proof, it's also at a great price, the same price or cheaper as many Z68 motherboards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293



    Thinks for the link that helped some, i listed my build below
  5. For $800, I don't see a reason to include a 560 when you can get the 560ti.
  6. well i read there is not much of a difference between the 560 and 560 ti. Mainly just need advice on picking out a mobo
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