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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Domenic71 View Post
Noticed the MOBO was taking a lot of flak, I would like to keep it a Biostar due to the coloration matching the rest of the build (I know its a terrible reason to pick a product), and was wondering which I would get instead?
I used a Biostar in my last build, and had no complaints. It was able to overclock an i7 875k to 4ghz 24/7 and was fine through a couple 4.6ghz benchmark runs .

This board is decent:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

There is an open box version for ~$114. Open box mobo's on Newegg are hit or miss, but if it comes DOA Newegg will give you $15-$20 off your order and pay for overnight shipping.

If you want a mobo from one of the big 2(Gigabyte, Asus): This Gigabyte is one of the newer Z68 mobos, but there isn't that much of a difference compared to the Biostar imo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128493
Edited by cory1234 - 5/28/11 at 12:06am
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post #12 of 14
You could get this mobo

Open Box Asus P8P67 - $114

Anyway, have you considered going with a high quality mATX motherboard? rather than a crappy full ATX ? Most of the people will never use the extra PCI slots etc... etc...

Best luck with your build !
post #13 of 14
you could cut back on the ram, if this rig is for gaming at least, 4GB will be plenty!
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Domenic,
Check out the rig in my sig. I ended up building it for $1050 startup w/ a $370 upgrade to video card and some fans.

Pics in the link below for viewing:
http://www.overclock.net/13586227-post13939.html

BVideo cards are gettign so cheap now and look great.
    
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