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post #21 of 29
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I want it for looks mainly, because the computer will be shown off a lot.

I just want to know if it is a good motherboard or not.
post #22 of 29
I think what the l33t guys are saying is that it is an ok motherboard, but there are better MOBOs for the same price.
Or you could get a similar quality MOBO, without the worthless thermal armour, for cheaper and then use that money to build a better system. thumb.gif
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post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by GarTheConquer View Post

I think what the l33t guys are saying is that it is an ok motherboard, but there are better MOBOs for the same price.
Or you could get a similar quality MOBO, without the worthless thermal armour, for cheaper and then use that money to build a better system. thumb.gif

If they want me to downgrade the mobo, what would I upgrade?
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Failed Username View Post

If they want me to downgrade the mobo, what would I upgrade?
Monitor (x2): Acer 21.5"
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z77
Graphics Card: Twin Frozr 7950
PSU: Corsair HX750
CPU: i5-3570K
SSD: Samsung 256GB
RAM (x2): G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB
HDD: WD Black 1TB
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212
DVD Burner: Asus 24X Burner
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder
Headset: Corsair Vengeance
Thermal Paste: Arctic Cooling

I'm no expert, your build looks solid to me, but my top choice would be to go with 2x8gb sticks of RAM instead of those 4x4gb as I have read it is easier on your processor's memory controller.

Or maybe 22" monitors?
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post #25 of 29
And I wouldn't really call it a "downgrade" to get a MOBO without the useless "Thermal Armour"

It would be akin to ditching the spinner rims on your nice car and getting a better transmission. smile.gif
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post #26 of 29
But, don't the spinning rims help keep the exhaust cool? ... or something...

Okay, okay, jk, jk... I would use whatever money you have left in your pocket for a sound card.
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post #27 of 29
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What sound card would you recommend?
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post #29 of 29
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Got my mobo installed.
What part to order next?

Getting processor from microcenter.
i7 3770k 10 more than the i5.
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