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I've pretty much decided on an SG05-450W for the case.

I'll be keeping my 6870, which I know fits in the case.

I need to sell off my P67 Sabertooth and Seasonic X750.

I was considering downgrading processors, but I decided it wouldn't really be cost effective since an i3-2100 is around $110...and if I sold my 2500k I would probably get around $140-150 after fees and shipping.

I was originally looking at the P8Z77-I Deluxe, but that's probably going to be pretty expensive.

I know that the current Z68 mITX boards are not very good for overclocking...seems like such a waste putting a 2500k in there. I suppose I can wait a week or two, but this build needs to be completed before I leave on May 6th.

But anyways, I'd like get some recommendations for boards that will handle a 95W CPU like the 2500k, and what cooler would fit. My RAM has high heat spreaders...I realize this may hinder a heatsink. I'd like to keep my current RAM but if I need to replace it with low profile I can do that too.

I've looked into putting the H50 into the case, but that would involve removal of the 3.5" bay, which I need.

Thank you!

Kinda leaning towards an ASUS P8H61-I...thoughts?
Edited by sbao26975 - 4/12/12 at 9:05pm
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For mITX mobos on Ivy Bridge we have confirmed:

Asus P8H77-I
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Asrock H77M-ITX
Asrock B75M-ITX
Asrock Z77E-ITX
EVGA Z77 mITX
Zotac H77ITX-a-e
Zotac Z77ITX-a-e

You can remove the heatspreaders on the ram if you want. You could also buy some Samsung ram that is better than sliced bread and shorter than almost everything else on the market. (Link $48)

If you are not overclocking, the stock HS will work fine and if you want you could even get something like the NT-06. It was designed for the SG series of cases.

If you want smaller and quieter than a stock HS you can go to the NT-07.
     
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For mITX mobos on Ivy Bridge we have confirmed:
Asus P8H77-I
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Asrock H77M-ITX
Asrock B75M-ITX
Asrock Z77E-ITX
EVGA Z77 mITX
Zotac H77ITX-a-e
Zotac Z77ITX-a-e
You can remove the heatspreaders on the ram if you want. You could also buy some Samsung ram that is better than sliced bread and shorter than almost everything else on the market. (Link $48)
If you are not overclocking, the stock HS will work fine and if you want you could even get something like the NT-06. It was designed for the SG series of cases.
If you want smaller and quieter than a stock HS you can go to the NT-07.

Damn...I already went ahead and bought the ASUS H61...do you have an idea of when these boards will be out?
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None of them are confirmed for release date. frown.gif

I am guessing since they are up on their site, that it'll be released within the upcoming weeks. Not 100% on if it'll be released before May 6th.

It might be better to just keep the H61, it isn't a bad board. I suspect they'll release them around the time Ivy drops.

Where did you order it from? You might be able to hold onto it for 30 days and return it in that time.
     
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None of them are confirmed for release date. frown.gif
I am guessing since they are up on their site, that it'll be released within the upcoming weeks. Not 100% on if it'll be released before May 6th.
It might be better to just keep the H61, it isn't a bad board. I suspect they'll release them around the time Ivy drops.
Where did you order it from? You might be able to hold onto it for 30 days and return it in that time.

I bought it on eBay; wrote the seller a nice message about possibly cancelling the order :/
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On second thought, I may just keep everything and sell the board if the new boards are worth it...
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I think it'd be the best option. Or just keep it and use it as a back up. Then again... when has the mobo ever really been a problem in a build?

I'd wait for the reviews to come out. I am probably going to go get the Zotac H77 board since it has the most features and a bad bios does not really bother me.
     
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I think it'd be the best option. Or just keep it and use it as a back up. Then again... when has the mobo ever really been a problem in a build?
I'd wait for the reviews to come out. I am probably going to go get the Zotac H77 board since it has the most features and a bad bios does not really bother me.

I guess I wouldn't mind the option of not overclocking; it just bothers me that I have the potential to, but can't haha. If any of those Z77 boards comes in at a price point of $125ish, then I think I will bite.
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Well I like to keep track, so as they come out I'll just update here for ya. thumb.gif
     
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Well I like to keep track, so as they come out I'll just update here for ya. thumb.gif

Great, the seller was nice enough to cancel the order for me. I'll be tracking the new boards! smile.gif
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