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I am building a new computer and i am not sure what motherboard to get

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July 8, 2012 8:10:42 AM

This is my first computer and i'm not sure what motherboard to get my

Budget:1600 only computer

Websites: Amazon, Newegg, Tigerdirect

Usage: Gaming, watching videos/netflix, surfing web, might get into video editing/recording

Build:
Haf X

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3

i7-3770k

Evga gtx 670 2GB ftw

Seagate 2TB 7200, 64MB

Crucial m4 2.5" Solid State Drive 128GB

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1

lite-on internal dvd drive

Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt


I might overclock in the future and i'm planning to try to keep it for as long as possible. If you have any tips I will look at them. I'm sorta looking at liquid cooling but with one extra 200mm fan I don't think I will need to. I"m still trying to decide a monitor preferbly 24in. led 1920x1080
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July 8, 2012 2:06:41 PM

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July 8, 2012 2:20:26 PM

emperor piehead said:
This is my first computer and i'm not sure what motherboard to get my

Budget:1600 only computer

Websites: Amazon, Newegg, Tigerdirect

Usage: Gaming, watching videos/netflix, surfing web, might get into video editing/recording

Build:
Haf X

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3

i7-3770k

Evga gtx 670 2GB ftw

Seagate 2TB 7200, 64MB

Crucial m4 2.5" Solid State Drive 128GB

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1

lite-on internal dvd drive

Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt


I might overclock in the future and i'm planning to try to keep it for as long as possible. If you have any tips I will look at them. I'm sorta looking at liquid cooling but with one extra 200mm fan I don't think I will need to. I"m still trying to decide a monitor preferbly 24in. led 1920x1080


Hello bro, there are a few things that can be improved in your build

PSU: If you are going to use a Single GTX 670 a 550w PSU will do great but if you are planning to get a Second GTX 670 you will need a ~700-750w PSU

i was gonna suggest that you get a i5 3570k and only 8GB of RAM but because you might get into video editing the HT feature in the i7 CPUs and the Extra 8GB of RAM will come in handy, this is what you should buy

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.60 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.84 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1471.34

The sound card is really not necessary, the onboard sound is REALLY good and you wont notice any diference unless you hook your PC to a Professional sound system

Edit: This monitor will be great for you
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July 8, 2012 6:14:50 PM

Thank you so much for this it has really helped me out. Me and a couple of freinds were thinking of starting a youtube channel and who will have the best computer? I plan on starting my build early august. Now my only problem is what color to get the case because they look good. The monitor looks great i was going to pick ve248h if no one could help me anyways.
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July 13, 2012 3:15:15 AM

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