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For a motherboard i say go with a Asus or Gigabyte Z68 or Z77 if there is any under 150$???
As for RAM that i think is more of a personal thing, Some like G Skill others like Corsair there is nothing wrong with either so go with the one you like most

Well in this case,i'm neutral because i've never used any of the two brands.I'm looking for the cheapest option,so I don't know,does it worth the extra 14 bucks for the Sniper Series or i can just get the Ripjaws X?
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Well in this case,i'm neutral because i've never used any of the two brands.I'm looking for the cheapest option,so I don't know,does it worth the extra 14 bucks for the Sniper Series or i can just get the Ripjaws X?
I have not had a Gigabyte board for 4 years so i cant say if they are still good but i was very happy with my old Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 board
As for RAM you cant get G Skill in many places here in denmark so i cant say anything about G Skill Corsair on the other hand i can talk about as i have a Corsair Vengeance 4x4 GB 1866 MHz kit which i am very happy with
As for a cooler almost anything other then the stock cooler is better
Try look around for some coolers. motherboards and RAM and post them here i will try taking a look at wthat you find
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I have not had a Gigabyte board for 4 years so i cant say if they are still good but i was very happy with my old Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 board
As for RAM you cant get G Skill in many places here in denmark so i cant say anything about G Skill Corsair on the other hand i can talk about as i have a Corsair Vengeance 4x4 GB 1866 MHz kit which i am very happy with
As for a cooler almost anything other then the stock cooler is better
Try look around for some coolers. motherboards and RAM and post them here i will try taking a look at wthat you find

Thanks.I'm gonna do some research in newegg about a good to 50$ cooler.About motherboard,Asus P8Z77 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131824 or the Gigabyte Z68 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
They are a little bit over my price range,but what to do,that's the live.Other possibility wich is pretty cheap and i guess not very good,but still --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131793 --> The the Asus P8H61-M LX Plus for the low price of 70$,which will fit pretty good in my budget.
Also,is there any other budget motherboards(and yes i know 150$ isn't a lot but i'll have big trouble affording it) in the price range of <100$. I Know the CPU and motherboard are the things you change once and you need to change them with good parts because they will serve you for the next few years,but low budget is ****ty thing to build a gaming PC with.
P.S. About the motherboard,i would really want the one,that can squize as much as possible performance of the parts i have,because around 3 years i suffered from a very bad Motherboard,screwing my performance non-stop .
I know i want a lot,good quality and low price,but i sincerelly hope to find a good allaround solution.
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I had alway gone nuts with my choise of motherboards so i cant talk about some of the lower ones but i have had 3 Asus board in a row now never had a single problem with any of those
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Thanks.I'm gonna do some research in newegg about a good to 50$ cooler.About motherboard,Asus P8Z77 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131824 or the Gigabyte Z68 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
They are a little bit over my price range,but what to do,that's the live.Other possibility wich is pretty cheap and i guess not very good,but still --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131793 --> The the Asus P8H61-M LX Plus for the low price of 70$,which will fit pretty good in my budget.
Also,is there any other budget motherboards(and yes i know 150$ isn't a lot but i'll have big trouble affording it) in the price range of <100$. I Know the CPU and motherboard are the things you change once and you need to change them with good parts because they will serve you for the next few years,but low budget is ****ty thing to build a gaming PC with.
P.S. About the motherboard,i would really want the one,that can squize as much as possible performance of the parts i have,because around 3 years i suffered from a very bad Motherboard,screwing my performance non-stop .
I know i want a lot,good quality and low price,but i sincerelly hope to find a good allaround solution.
The asus look all right, but the other 2 won't let you get the most out of the CPU, I would look at this one for <$100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
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You may want to look into the Xeon processors as they are cheaper than their i7 counterparts and are the same as the i7's except for you cannot overclock them just like the non k CPUs. As far as ram I would check out the Samsung 1600's if the egg has them in stock. If you end up going the Xeon route I have one that is brand new, factory boxed and sealed 1245 V2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117284
I purchased it and them decided to go the 3770k route instead and I haven't rma'd yet to the egg. As it is boxed it comes with the stock cooler and the stock coolers are good enough to cool the ivy's however I have had issues with the stock fan not functioning in the first two Ivy's that I bought (the first one went back to the egg and the second one I picked up from micro center and just put a h100 on it. As I wasn't sure I could mod my case for the h100 I also bought a rocketfish CPU cooler (gaming with heat pipes) from bestbuy. If you are interested in both let me know I will sell them to you for what a 3570k goes for plus the 20 that I paid for the cooler just to not to have to deal with the egg refund department again.
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You may want to look into the Xeon processors as they are cheaper than their i7 counterparts and are the same as the i7's except for you cannot overclock them just like the non k CPUs. As far as ram I would check out the Samsung 1600's if the egg has them in stock. If you end up going the Xeon route I have one that is brand new, factory boxed and sealed 1245 V2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117284
I purchased it and them decided to go the 3770k route instead and I haven't rma'd yet to the egg. As it is boxed it comes with the stock cooler and the stock coolers are good enough to cool the ivy's however I have had issues with the stock fan not functioning in the first two Ivy's that I bought (the first one went back to the egg and the second one I picked up from micro center and just put a h100 on it. As I wasn't sure I could mod my case for the h100 I also bought a rocketfish CPU cooler (gaming with heat pipes) from bestbuy. If you are interested in both let me know I will sell them to you for what a 3570k goes for plus the 20 that I paid for the cooler just to not to have to deal with the egg refund department again.

Hey,you actually interest me.For how long you've used the the Xeon ? And by factory boxed,you mean it has never been opened,or it's just with the full content of the box.Also,where do you exactly live,because i live in Bulgaria,Europe.My system is in the USA for a while so she can't try it.Aw and i just noticed,the Xeon requires 95W,while i'm really limited of PSU power with my Cooler Master 460W Elite.The i5-3570k is 77W.If you can find any kind of comparison between the two,i would be very thankful.
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The asus look all right, but the other 2 won't let you get the most out of the CPU, I would look at this one for <$100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
I agree with this, get cheap but good quality Z77 motherboard like that Asrock one in the link and pair it with 3570K. Old P67 and Z68 boards may not even have Ivy Bridge support out of the box until you update the bios. I've also heard from some users that Ivy may overclock little better with Z77.

With SB and IB RAM speed basically only matters in benchmarks so buy a cheap package of 8GB 1600MHz 1.35 - 1.5v DDR3 from Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston, Samsung etc.
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The asus look all right, but the other 2 won't let you get the most out of the CPU, I would look at this one for <$100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297

Thanks for the info.My question is,is the <100$ motherboard be worse than the Asus by much? I mean,in FPS in games,in squizing performance from my CPU.I'll be using this system for few years,so something more "future proof" will be better in my mind.
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I agree with this, get cheap but good quality Z77 motherboard like that Asrock one in the link and pair it with 3570K. Old P67 and Z68 boards may not even have Ivy Bridge support out of the box until you update the bios. I've also heard from some users that Ivy may overclock little better with Z77.
With SB and IB RAM speed basically only matters in benchmarks so buy a cheap package of 8GB 1600MHz 1.35 - 1.5v DDR3 from Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston, Samsung etc.

So from your post i understood,that the Z77 (94 bucks one) will be better choice than the Z68 from Asus,even thought it's lower priced? I usually don't think like "cheaper-worse,more expensive-better" but i'm exploring all options because once i scewed myself,buying the HD 6850,not the hD 6870,which is few bucks more and delivers almost 15% better performance.Yes,i reached the HD 6870 performance with a slight overclock,but still i think i failed with that choice and i don't want to do it again.
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i7-3930k GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD4 EVGA GTX 780 ACX  EVGA GTX 780 ACX  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Sata III Crucial M4 128GB Sata III SSD Corsair H100i 
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SeaSonic X Series X-850 NZXT SWITCH 810 White 
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