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Ok so I am making a gaming computer to last me a couple of years. Some minor overclocking will be done of the processor to 4.3ghz and a bit of a OC for the GPU [hence why I am getting the twin frozr card]. Most these parts I have a bit of knowledge of but choosing the motherboard is a bit of a shot in the dark for me. Below is my planned pc, is the motherboard I have chosen the right choice?
Of the list here: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=138_711_1183&vk_sort=1 , would you suggest I get a different motherboard? I am already well over budget so if there is a cheaper one then please suggest it and why I should buy it instead. Help will be greatly appreciated!



Gaming Computer:

graphics card:
$255.00 MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB - pccasegear
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1193&products_id=16578

processor:
$229.00 intel core i5 2500k - pccasegear
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=16531
cooling:
$39.00 hyper 212 evo - pccasegear or msy
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8573
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=CoolerMaster+Hyper+212+EVO+CPU+Cooler

memory:
$48.00 G.Skill Ripjaws X - MSY
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7261

harddrive:
$101.00 Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS SATA3 7200RPM 32MB HDD
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7386

motherboard:
$129.00 ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 Motherboard
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=18769

power supply:
$79 CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 650W - PCCASEGEAR
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_220&products_id=14531

case:
$165.00 Thermaltake Black Chaser MK-I Full Tower - PCCASEGEAR or MSY
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1081&products_id=17340
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7788

dvd drive:
$22 Samsung SH-S222AB SATA DVDRW Drive - PCCASEGEAR
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=17348

extras:
$10.00 internel multicard reader - ebay


Total:
$1057.00 -maybe a little bit more with some shipping.
    
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intel core i5 2500k ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB G.Skill Ripjaws X - 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS SATA3 7... Samsung SH-S222AB SATA DVDRW Drive hyper 212 evo windows 7 professional 
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22" lg I-rocks keyboard Antec VP550P 550W Power Supply Thermaltake Black Chaser MK-I Full Tower 
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Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS SATA3 7... Samsung SH-S222AB SATA DVDRW Drive hyper 212 evo windows 7 professional 
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Sorry, but I would go with the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3. Its a little more expensive, but should last you longer.

I've heard some negative things about that PSU as well.

Also. Go for 4.5GHz.
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I think it'll all work out fine the way you have it setup. Keep in mind the motherboard is where everything is connected so you don't want to sell it short. I prefer Asus as my brand of choice but ASRock makes good stuff that can OC well. Good luck with the build.
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Originally Posted by importflip View Post

Sorry, but I would go with the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3. Its a little more expensive, but should last you longer.
I've heard some negative things about that PSU as well.
Also. Go for 4.5GHz.


Did some research and the extrem3 gen3 seems to be better, damn looks like im gonna have to cash out $6 more for it haha. Cheers for the help guys.
    
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Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS SATA3 7... Samsung SH-S222AB SATA DVDRW Drive hyper 212 evo windows 7 professional 
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Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS SATA3 7... Samsung SH-S222AB SATA DVDRW Drive hyper 212 evo windows 7 professional 
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I think it'll all work out fine the way you have it setup. Keep in mind the motherboard is where everything is connected so you don't want to sell it short. I prefer Asus as my brand of choice but ASRock makes good stuff that can OC well. Good luck with the build.

ASRock= Cheaper Asus made by the same company.
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