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Build Advice Best Mobo?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sparrowhawk, 19 Jan 2012.

  1. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    So I'm finally ready to upgrade my aging system. That said, I already have a nice shiny new 750W Corsair PSU, and I'm looking for advice on motherboards and memory ideally centered around an i5-2500K, though I am open to suggestions. Whats the best bang for the buck, all around versatile setup from this last generation of LGA1155 boards?

    (Yeah, I need advice. The last architecture I built my gaming rig around was Socket 939/940 and I've been working too much of late to keep up with the times. :sigh: )
     
  2. Dae314

    Dae314 New Member

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    MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte is your best bet. Depends on what features you want for it. I personally like the MSI boards for LGA1155.
     
  3. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    Every build I've done with MSI boards has been a real treat. I'd say go for an i5 2500K and a GTX 560 Ti. A budget would be a nice thing to have, then all us nice people here would put a build together for you right quick.
     
  4. MaXimiZe_89

    MaXimiZe_89 New Member

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    If you don't mind waiting for a couple of months then you could build an ivybridge based system instead.
     
  5. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Ideally I'd spend about $300-350 on mobo and memory. Though between that and an i5 would tap me out for this month so I'd be reusing my video card until I could afford better.
     
  6. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    What e-tailers do you like to shop at?
     
  7. Sparrowhawk

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    Usually Newegg, they seem to have really good sales of late.
     
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    newegg is the most popular isnt it for americans?
     
  9. Sparrowhawk

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    Seems that way to me.
     
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    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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