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Here is my hypothetical build so far:

NZXT GAMMA Mid Tower Case 36$

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 90$

2x MSI Nighthawk GTX 460 1GB ($140x2) 280$

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard 125$

Corsair 750W TX Series PSU 95$

Intel Core i5-2500k @ 3.3Ghz 6 MB Cache 220$

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 26$

HDD 60$

Disk Drive 18$


TOTAL 950$

How does the motherboard compare to other intel mobo's in the 125$ price range? I plan to overclock the i5 processor and SLI two gtx 460's.
Edited by Dakiller234 - 11/6/11 at 11:09pm
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Intel i5 2500k Republic of Gamers Maximus Gene-Z mATX GTX 460 MSI Hawk/GTX 460 EVGA 8GB G Skill Ripjaws @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Hitachi 7200RPM HDD crucial ssd Dat Big Lite-On Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 27' Syncmaster P2770 Saitek Cyborg v5 Corsair TX750M 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Republic of Gamers Maximus Gene-Z mATX GTX 460 MSI Hawk/GTX 460 EVGA 8GB G Skill Ripjaws @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Hitachi 7200RPM HDD crucial ssd Dat Big Lite-On Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 27' Syncmaster P2770 Saitek Cyborg v5 Corsair TX750M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T Razer Deathadder Steelseries Logitech Z-2300 
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AKG K240 Headphones 
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post #2 of 3
looks good to me, expensive motherboards seem to be more and more on the way out. since so much is on the cpu these days, and the lack of a NB, motherboard have less and less to do with pc performance

Therefore Id recommend buying a motherboard base on form factor, expansion slot configuration, preferred lan/audio controllers, and whatever else you are looking for in your motherboard (usb 3, sata 6, bluetooth, number of these, etc) oh and looks, dont buy something you dont like

that being said for the hardcore enthusiast an super high end motherboard might make a hair of difference with features like higher end caps and resistors/VRM phases etc. But IMO it really doesnt matter too much anymore
    
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i5 760 EVGA P55 SLI GTX 480 8gb Mushkin DDR3 1333 
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OCZ agility 120gb Hyper 212 Win 7 Pro x64 PX 2710MW 
PowerCase
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OCZ agility 120gb Hyper 212 Win 7 Pro x64 PX 2710MW 
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Silverstone ST75F-P 750W CM 692 
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I have a MSI cyclone gtx460 and it is pretty solid by itself. you may want to just grab one for now to hold you over until the 6 series cards come out.
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i5 2500k Asus P8P67 Deluxe MSI GTX660TI GSkill Ripjaws X 
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OCZ Vertex 3 ASUS DVD-CD-RW Zalman CNPS9700 Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 32LK450 Logitech K300 Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Xion II 
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i5 2500k Asus P8P67 Deluxe MSI GTX660TI GSkill Ripjaws X 
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OCZ Vertex 3 ASUS DVD-CD-RW Zalman CNPS9700 Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 32LK450 Logitech K300 Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Xion II 
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Logitech G5 Steelseries QcK Asus Xonar DS Steelseries Siberia V2 
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