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4820k motherboard choice

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A friend of mine is finally upgrading his system (i7 920 and 560Ti), and needs advice on motherboards. He's Canadian, so use NCIX for pricing.


He's decided on:

Intel i7 4820k
R9 290X
16GB DDR3 1600+
CoolerMaster V1000



What's a good motherboard in the $125-$200 price range? Both ends of that spectrum; he wants options.
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At that price point... have to go used. That's really low for an x79 board.

MSI X79A-GD45 would be my x79 budget board pic, but it's still over 200.

Lower the PSU and get a better board.

Or even better just go ivy/haswell and get a nice cheaper board.
 
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Play Server
(10 items)
 
NAS
(13 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
OtherOther
Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) Scythe AP-29 2x Noctua U9DXi4 
OSPowerCaseOther
FreeNAS Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 3x LSI 9211-8i (HBA) 
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb NIC 
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