Can someone help me find a good motherboard for this setup?

glungus

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my budget is 1300$ (includes keyboard, monitor, wireless modem and mouse) before rebate

my original plan was to get this asrock mobo ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 but for some reason i have a bad sensation for this mobo and now im looking for a replacement that would support my setup ( i dont mind if you change something small like the ram sticks, etc) and the mobo would also cost under 160$ thank you~ :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582

XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139007
 

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There's nothing wrong with the mobo. You're parts are fine, you should stick with them. Unless your planning on SLI you should reduce to 750W as 850W is only needed for SLI and above.



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glungus

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i do plan on sli in the near future once i get the extra money to do so.
 

glungus

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i dont think i will be overclocking anytime soon since i dont really get the concept of overclocking maybe the next time i build a computer, i might want to overclock but to me and my lack of understanding, i think i might fry the processor doing so.
 

glungus

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i have a feeling the mobo will be lacking for some reason or DOA on arrival
 

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it is a good board actually... what it lacks compared to z68 are the smart response technology and lucid virtu switchable graphics capability... not to mention that you cannot use the cpu's built-in graphics... if you can live without these features... then it's ok for you to get the p67 board...

for more info about the features that z68 has... look down here...

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2011/05/13/what-is-the-intel-z68-chipset/1
 

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to a person who dosent know much or anything at all about computer hardware, and is mainly going to use the computer for gaming, school work and streaming, which board woulld you recommended?
 

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Oh wait, I thought it was the z68 extreme4 gen3. don't get a p67 motherboard seriously.

What the poster meant was. In any event that your GPU gets broken, you will be able to use the cpu's built in graphics card so you can still use the computer. If you get a p67, you won't be able to use the computer until you buy a new GPU.

The smart response technology is for SSDs. Since you don't have one, it won't be any different.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review
 

glungus

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thats too expensive i can afford the extra 20$
 

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when ssd's price lower i might buy one...........
 

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