Difficulty Choosing a Motherboard for new build?

I was watching a vid on how to overclock the i5 2500K as that is the CPU I am getting and saw a video tutorial on how to do it. Whilst doing his video he opened up the Bios and it was Asus Branded.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMZoWOpry40&feature=plcp

Here is the video above.

Anyway I am looking for a motherboard which will have the Asus Bios allowing me to overclock the i5 2500K.

My max budget for the motherboard is £100 and for it to be compatile with the i5 2500K and for it to fit in the Coolermaster Cm 690 II Nvidia Edition.

Thanks.
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  1. Are you going to overclock or not? If you're not sure about overclocking then go with an H77 motherboard.

    If you're set on overclocking go with a Z77 motherboard, something like this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77x-d3h-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx
  2. g-unit1111 said:
    Are you going to overclock or not? If you're not sure about overclocking then go with an H77 motherboard.

    If you're set on overclocking go with a Z77 motherboard, something like this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77x-d3h-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

    Yes I am definatley overclocking.
    But how about this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z77-m-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-30-%28x16%29-d-sub-%28vga%29-dvi-d-hdmi-micro-atx

    Cheaper too?

    P.S Now getting the i7 2600K I think.
  3. MacaulayRose7 said:
    Yes I am definatley overclocking.
    But how about this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z77-m-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-pcie-30-%28x16%29-d-sub-%28vga%29-dvi-d-hdmi-micro-atx

    Cheaper too?

    P.S Now getting the i7 2600K I think.


    That's an mATX board - I wouldn't get that if you plan to SLI. Get the full ATX version.

    If you're going Z77 you should get the i5-3570K as it will allow you to use PCI Gen 3 for newer video cards.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    That's an mATX board - I wouldn't get that if you plan to SLI. Get the full ATX version.

    If you're going Z77 you should get the i5-3570K as it will allow you to use PCI Gen 3 for newer video cards.

    How about if I got the ivybridge version of the I7? I really am new to all this stuff so I have no idea what PCI gen 3 or SLI means.
    Thanks
  5. MacaulayRose7 said:
    How about if I got the ivybridge version of the I7? I really am new to all this stuff so I have no idea what PCI gen 3 or SLI means.
    Thanks


    If you're playing games, you won't need the extra threads that the i7 uses - that's made for multimedia editing applications.

    SLI is a way to link two of the same card to use as one powerful card.

    PCI 3.0 is the slot on your motherboard that your graphics card will hook into.
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    If you're playing games, you won't need the extra threads that the i7 uses - that's made for multimedia editing applications.

    SLI is a way to link two of the same card to use as one powerful card.

    PCI 3.0 is the slot on your motherboard that your graphics card will hook into.

    I will be doing a lot of editing though?
  7. MacaulayRose7 said:
    I will be doing a lot of editing though?


    If you're going to use your computer for video editing then yes the i7 will definitely be useful.
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