Help for choose a Moterboard

Edsoncampos

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Hello, first of all, sorry for any eventual english issue, I'm Brazilian

I win a GeForce GT 545 DDR5, and, to make company for that, I'm upgrading my whole hardware.

My future CPU are a i7 2600k, and my doubt is about motherboards. Originally, I though to buy a Sabertooth P67 from ASUS, but, I don't know, maybe I can get something better for the same price, so that's why I'm asking you guys, which Motherboard do you recommend?

Thanks
 
I need to know what else all has to fit onto the motherboard.

Unless you need an ATX motherboard I don't suggest you get one.

If one video card and two sticks of RAM are sufficient, then a micro board for $60 is probably more than adequate. No reason to pay over 3 times the price if you don't need to.

Tell me everything you intend to connect to the motherboard.
 

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Well, basically a mid range gaming system, to play games such a GTA, FIFA (not priority) Run Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop, and a System that is ready to handle with large Multimedia Files, such as Audio and Video editing (this is priority)

Well, already told i7 2600k, GeForce GT 545 DDR5, up to 8GB of RAM, maybe a BluRay drive, SSD for OS and programs, and conventional HDD for other stuff, a 800W PSU, etc
 
Might I ask why you have an 800w PSU in there?

The card and processor won't use anywhere near 800w.

Do you intend to buy a second GT 545 video card and use it at the same time as the first one? That is about the only reason I can think of to go anywhere near 800w on this.

The manufacturer's website says the max power from this video card is 105w so you should be able to get by just fine with an Antec EarthWatts 430w even with two of those cards.

Based on what you have said so far, I don't see any reason to get an ATX motherboard.

Clarify on the number of video cards and I will see if I can't find you a motherboard that will do everything you need.
 

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I already have a 800W PSU, 7 months ago my old PSU died, and I found a VERY CHEAP 800W PSU from a Computer store that was closing, so I decided to buy, and it's working well, so I'll keep using that in my new computer

Maybe in future I build a SLI system, but right now, no.
 
Decide now if you want to SLI in the future.

If you want to leave SLI open in the future you have to pay a lot more for a good motherboard now.

An Asus P8P67 motherboard will run you about $180 and has the capability for 3x video cards.

An Asus P8H67 motherboard will run you about $110 and has capability for only 1 video card, but it can do 4 sticks of RAM.

GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 motherboard costs $56 and can only do 1 video card and only 2 sticks of RAM.

The more you want to leave open future upgrade possibilities the more it will cost you now.