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James165

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    Which motherboard to buy?
    « on: January 06, 2012, 10:39:13 PM »
    I am planning on building a gaming PC with a budget of around $900, I have chosen the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card and the Intel Core i5-2500K processor. I am now choosing a motherboard for the build, I have narrowed it down to two motherboards I think are good, their links are below. The motherboard must be able to be purchased on either www.mwave.com.au or www.techbuy.com.au

    Here are the motherboards I mentioned earlier, which of them do you think is best (keeping price value in mind)?

    http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-28023612-ASRock_Z68M_USB3_Motherboard_Intel_Socket_LGA1155_Intel_Z68_Chipset_2x_DDR3_2133

    http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-28023460-MSI_P67A-GD55_%28B3%29_Motherboard_-_LGA1155_-_Dual_DDR3-2133%28OC%29_-_Intel_P67%28B3%29_Ch

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    Re: Which motherboard to buy?
    « Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 11:47:09 PM »
    Uou should be pricing out ASUS or Gigabyte MBoards for your build...
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      Re: Which motherboard to buy?
      « Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 11:49:50 PM »
      Uou should be pricing out ASUS or Gigabyte MBoards for your build...

      Any suggestions from the websites I listed? I can only afford a motherboard around $100

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      Re: Which motherboard to buy?
      « Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 12:29:19 AM »
      Since the MBoard is one of the key components...well they are all key if you want a nice build... i'd consider waiting a bit and saving more money...
      No sense wasting a good CPU/system on a below average board.
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        Re: Which motherboard to buy?
        « Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 12:42:48 AM »
        I am stuck with a budget of $900 (maybe up to $1000) for the whole build, so would an MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) motherboard be okay for the system?

        Since the MBoard is one of the key components...well they are all key if you want a nice build... i'd consider waiting a bit and saving more money...
        No sense wasting a good CPU/system on a below average board.