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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hey all,

Current system is a emachines computer consisting of an AMD a8-3870K. 4Gb ram, MSI twin frozr iii 7950 boost edition, 650watt psu.

Looking to go to an Intel i5-3570k CPU, which would force me to upgrade my mobo. I've been having trouble trying to find one i like. I would like it to be OC friendly, my plan is 4.2Ghz max for now, possibly DUAL GPU's in the future PCIe 3.0 support.

Also i would need a bigger case, nothing crazy just to have the ability to mount 2-3 fans more would be an added bonus. Also Front audio ports.

PS I'm a total n00b when it comes to building PC's, but i have been reading here at OCN for a couple months.
post #2 of 11
Depends on how much money you want to spend. Motherboards range from $75-$400+. A Gigabyte UD3 ($130) or UD5 ($180) would work fine.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by fromal519 View Post

Hey all,

Current system is a emachines computer consisting of an AMD a8-3870K. 4Gb ram, MSI twin frozr iii 7950 boost edition, 650watt psu.

Looking to go to an Intel i5-3570k CPU, which would force me to upgrade my mobo. I've been having trouble trying to find one i like. I would like it to be OC friendly, my plan is 4.2Ghz max for now, possibly DUAL GPU's in the future PCIe 3.0 support.

Also i would need a bigger case, nothing crazy just to have the ability to mount 2-3 fans more would be an added bonus. Also Front audio ports.

PS I'm a total n00b when it comes to building PC's, but i have been reading here at OCN for a couple months.

First question would be what features do you need on the motherboard and what is your budget?
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Looking to spend no more then $800 on entire build. Plan on using my current GPU ( MSI TF3 7950 BE ) and hopefully my 650watt psu for now.
post #5 of 11
At Microcenter you can pick up a 3570k and Gigabyte UD3H for about $300, that leaves you $500 for everything else, which is plenty. The UD3 is an excellent overclocking motherboard.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Wish there was a micro center closer to me. Theres one in philly, but thats a 35-40 minute drive.
post #7 of 11
I've been using the ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA for the last five months. No problems so far. Only $135 and it has enough slots for sli/crossfire. There isn't much need to go crazy on a motherboard unless you're going to be running quad GPU setups or dual CPU. And definitely pick up a board tha can use at least two cards. Better to have the slot and not use it than to need it and have to buy another board.

For a case I use the Rosewill THOR V2. It's a large case but, larger cases are easier to have a clean look to them with cable management. But, get a size that won't be in your way. And don't go cheap. When you upgrade down the road again a case is something you can practically keep forever. So spend some good money on a case you'll want to keep.
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i7-5820K MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition Titan X EK Waterblock Corsair Venheance LPX 2133MHZ 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 850 evo 1TB LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA... EK Predator 360 vardar f4-120 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
x3 120mm fan Dell U3415w Ducky Shine III MX Blue Switches EVGA SuperNova 1000W 
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Razer H440 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820K MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition Titan X EK Waterblock Corsair Venheance LPX 2133MHZ 16GB (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 850 evo 1TB LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA... EK Predator 360 vardar f4-120 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
x3 120mm fan Dell U3415w Ducky Shine III MX Blue Switches EVGA SuperNova 1000W 
Case
Razer H440 
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by fromal519 View Post

Wish there was a micro center closer to me. Theres one in philly, but thats a 35-40 minute drive.

You consider a 35 minute drive to be really far? wth.gif
post #9 of 11
Bloody hell 35mins wouldn't even get me to the end of the F3 freeway in Sydney. rolleyes.gif I have a 1.5hr drive each way to go to work.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
No, but its not needed when you have a tigerdirect 5 minutes away smile.gif
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