New Rig Build with Core i7-3770K

marek_shields

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Hello folks,

I am working on a new build now and am in need of some advice for parts, namely a motherboard.

Here is what I am looking at so far:

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501 )
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold AX1200 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014 )
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225 )
Video Card: EVAG GTX 670 4GB Superclocked ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785 )

Right now, I am looking for a mother board that will tie this all together. There are a ton out there that support socket 1155 so I am having a very hard time deciding which one to pick. Price really isn't too much of an issue but I don't want to pay for an overpriced board that is meant for higher-end processors than the one that I am using. I may go SLI with this box in the future but that GTX 670 isn't cheap and it should be sufficient for my gaming needs for a while. One feature I am interested in is RAID. I would like to be able to run a RAID 5 array.

My budget for the board is ~$325 (if it is a few dollars over that it isn't a deal breaker).

Any help you guys could offer would be most appreciated.
 

marek_shields

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I forgot to mention that in my post that I wanted a board with the Z77 north bridge. Even with my initial narrowing down of the field using the Z77 north bridge and a few other specs on NewEgg, it left me with about 82 choices.
 

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Yeah I know, that sucker is massive (and expensive). I have it left over from my old rig and when I put it in that one, I got it for a good price so I think I am just going to hang on to it and use it for this build so as to not let it go to waste.