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Is x38 board what I want???

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My first build folks so not real sure on some things! This thing is for gaming only! Have Antech 900, Getting e8400, Getting 150 raptor, Getting250 barracuda, Have G skill f2-8500cl5d-4gb ddr2-1066, Have ati 2900xt, two later on! Have 750watt psu. My ????? here is on the motherboard!

I think I want to go with x38 chip board???? I want to stay around $200!

I have never overclocked a cpu before so it needs to be easy So maybe you can help me with a good choice for this build [ easy to overclock, gaming]?????
Any other input very welcome!!!!
Thanks...
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Intel i5 6600K 4.5MHz Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 ASUS R9 FURY STRIX Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 480gb SSD  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm 32MB Cache LG Internal 22x Super-Multi DVD Rewriter COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, 2 Corsair Air Ser... 
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8 - Corsair Air Series SP140and SP120 LED High ... Windows7 64-bit LG ULTRAWIDE 29" Flatron 29EA73-P Logitech G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Key... 
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CORSAIR HX750 XIGMATEK Pantheon Steelseries RIVAL Optical  SteelSeries DeX gaming mousepad  
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Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Titanium HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7ghz Asrock Z68 ext3 gen3  EVGA 560ti 2gb G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD RAPTOR X 150gb 10,000 rpm Samsung 24X Corsair A70 windows7 64bit 
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24" ACER Logitech G15 Aspire 750watt Antec 900 
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G-rig-3
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RIG-2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 6600K 4.5MHz Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 ASUS R9 FURY STRIX Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 480gb SSD  SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm 32MB Cache LG Internal 22x Super-Multi DVD Rewriter COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO, 2 Corsair Air Ser... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
8 - Corsair Air Series SP140and SP120 LED High ... Windows7 64-bit LG ULTRAWIDE 29" Flatron 29EA73-P Logitech G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Key... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR HX750 XIGMATEK Pantheon Steelseries RIVAL Optical  SteelSeries DeX gaming mousepad  
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Titanium HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7ghz Asrock Z68 ext3 gen3  EVGA 560ti 2gb G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD RAPTOR X 150gb 10,000 rpm Samsung 24X Corsair A70 windows7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" ACER Logitech G15 Aspire 750watt Antec 900 
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Logitech G5 RocketFish Asus DG 5.1 card 
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i like the gigabyte X38 DS4 for $200 a lot of people will tell you the DFI board but if you have to ask this kind of question that board isnt for you
    
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Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
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i know gigabyte boards are very easy to work with
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Amd Ryzen 5 1600x broken Evga GTX 1060 SSC Corsair Vengeance LPX 
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yes gigabyte boards are easy to work with, ive owned a couple and they are pretty user friendly
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Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2 1.4 vcore in BIOS Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 EVGA 8800gt PQI Turbo 4x1 GB 
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2x160GB RAID0,2x250GB Externals,500GB-1.32TB Total Sony and Samsung DVD Burners Vista 64 Westinghouse 19 inch LCD with TV inputs 
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Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2 1.4 vcore in BIOS Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 EVGA 8800gt PQI Turbo 4x1 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB RAID0,2x250GB Externals,500GB-1.32TB Total Sony and Samsung DVD Burners Vista 64 Westinghouse 19 inch LCD with TV inputs 
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I can say that the ASUS P5E board is a solid one to look at.
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Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
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