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post #21 of 35
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Yeah I will most likely not be overclocking.
I found this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138311
or would the one you listed be better:
Also; what a decent video card I could pair with these

Video card is not limited to motherboard. As long as that motherboard has a PCIe x16 slot, and that your PSU can handle the power draw, then it is good to go. So I can pair up a GTX 580 with a H61 motherboard (for example).

Getting Radeon HD6770 would save you $50 right there.

That Biostar motherboard is good as well. It has fewer rear USB ports and lack of SATA 6.0 Gbps, but if you are cool with it go for it. I have used a H61 motherboard before my Z68 motherboard, no complain what so ever.
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post #22 of 35
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I don't think I will need that much USB ports, but what does the SATA 6gbps do? and how will it affect my rigs performance?
post #23 of 35
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I don't think I will need that much USB ports, but what does the SATA 6gbps do? and how will it affect my rigs performance?

SATA 6.0 Gbps port is 2 times faster than SATA 3.0 Gbps port. It ONLY matters when you are using SSD. Even then SSD on SATA 3.0 Gbps is pretty darn fast.

I am using Intel 320 80 GB right now, the SSD itself doesn't support SATA 6.0. But it is still pretty darn fast. With SSD, what you are getting is random access time, speed comes second (and pretty negligible).
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post #24 of 35
sata III 6Gbps would be great for when you get your SSD, Mech HDDs are flat out satuarting sata II 3Gbps and definately bottleneck sata III smile.gif
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post #25 of 35
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sata III 6Gbps would be great for when you get your SSD, Mech HDDs are flat out satuarting sata II 3Gbps and definately bottleneck sata III smile.gif

I hope you mean SSD, because HDD barely saturates SATA 1.5 Gbps.
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post #26 of 35
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So I will opt for the H67 since I plan on getting a SSD soon.

And i was a little confused on this:
You said I can get any Graphics card I want with the H67 I just need to keep it within my power supplies' constraint, right?
post #27 of 35
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So I will opt for the H67 since I plan on getting a SSD soon.
And i was a little confused on this:
You said I can get any Graphics card I want with the H67 I just need to keep it within my power supplies' constraint, right?

Bingo. If the motherboard has PCIe x16 slot, you can put in any GPU in there. Grab that Seasonic 520W PSU and a Radeon HD6770 (you can upgrade later on).
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post #28 of 35
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Thank you for the help
What's an adaptor? (sorry, first build)
Also if I go with the motherboard/ graphics card combo how much power will I need for all of this.
Also i don't plan on overclocking.
Just need something playable for BF3

I think you shouldn't get a p67 or z68 if you just game and not going to overclock. Save that $80 and get a hd 6950 2gb and a good monitor, which will greatly improve your gaming experience. You don't want to game with a 18.5", had one and returned it right away... I'd shoot for a 21" at least.
    
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post #29 of 35
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The H67 you posted
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157233

That has the PCIe x16 slot right? cause I can't find info saying that it does.

Also @rob,
I don't think I can afford the HD6950 even if I do save the$80. Also your right I decided not to get p67. I will post final parts for build in a little.
Edited by MaximusPrime - 12/27/11 at 4:57pm
post #30 of 35
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I hope you mean SSD, because HDD barely saturates SATA 1.5 Gbps.

good point i missed that, thats what you get for rushing lol thanks rep you for pointing that out smile.gif
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