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post #11 of 39
D14 is pretty high, that's why I linked C14. They have about the same performance, but due to lower profile of C14 it usually fits in more cases.

Consider Fractal Design Node series, and maybe this.
Edited by DeXel - 11/7/12 at 1:51pm
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Just got the cooler.

That 605 case looks awesome. I can't find it anywhere and it does look a little big, but I like the design. The other case is too small. I need at least a mATX.
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Yea my mistake, thought it supported mATX. 605 is new. NCIX has it.
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Oh man, I almost placed the order for the 605, but it only supports 4 drives. I'm going to be using 5 drives and an SSD for OS. I'm so pissed, I was ready to buy.
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Originally Posted by Massive17 View Post

I need some help picking a motherboard. It will be for my HTPC build. I already bought the i5-3570K.
My PC will be running 24/7 and it will be used as a media server. I would like to spend below $150. I don't really care about overclocking since I will most likely not overclock this build since I want it to be cool and quiet. I just want to make sure it's a M-ATX, had a UEFI BIOS, 2 PCI slots...

If you're 100% sure about not OCing (although it's a good moderate OCer), save some cash for some other hardware and buy the MSI Z77MA-GD45 ($84.99 when using promo code & rebate + free shipping) thumb.gif

Excellent for a HTPC thumb.gif It has your dual pci-e slots & UEFI BIOS smile.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 11/7/12 at 3:23pm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I really appreciate it.

Keep them coming. I'm very busy during the week, but I will spend the weekend checking all the boards that you have linked to. This is why I love OCN, great advice and opinions.

If you have suggestions for a CASE (HTPC preferably) and PSU, I would appreciate it as well.I'm going to be using 5 drives in RAID 5 and an SSD for the OS.
Edited by Massive17 - 11/8/12 at 1:15pm
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I got the Factal Design R4 case, which is ATX, so now it opens up possibilities to look at more motherboards that are full ATX.
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What do you think about the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ?
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Old, inefficient mosfets. Get quite hot.
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