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New Motherboard

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I would like to know the best motherboards for the 990FX and Z68 chipsets which fit the following criteria...
  • Good bang for the buck
  • Excellent overclock-ability
  • Core Unlocker (Only applicable to 990FX board)
  • m-ATX or ATX
Can run the following setup...
2-slot gaming CPU
2-slot folding GPU
Asus Xonar DG
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990fx? ASRock Fatal1ty Professional

includes core unlocker and doesn't vdroop as bad as the asus or gigabyte boards. plus, enough expansion slots to cover your needs (pcie x1 sound card can be put into an x16 slot)

z68? EVGA Z68 SLI

i mean, seriously, its evga. you can't go wrong. includes requisite expansion slots.


i picked two boards in the same price range. wasn't sure how high you were willing to go. i generally find, though, that upper-middle range boards (~$200) are the way to go. they have a high feature to price ratio.
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i5 2500k asrock Z68M-ITX XFX HD-697A-CNFC Crucial 2x4gb Ballistix 
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Crucial m4 64gb Sandisk Extreme 120gb WD Velociraptor 300gb LG DVD/CD burner 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k asrock Z68M-ITX XFX HD-697A-CNFC Crucial 2x4gb Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial m4 64gb Sandisk Extreme 120gb WD Velociraptor 300gb LG DVD/CD burner 
CoolingPowerCase
Antec Kuhler 620 OCZ ZT 750 Lian-Li PC-Q08B 
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