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I'm looking for the best motherboard out there for my computer. She is currently still in the planning stage so I'm kinda iffy on which motherboard is right for her. I am planning on getting a 3TB 7200 RPM harddrive to be my main storage along with 8GB of RAM.

Any suggestions?
No, price is not an issue. I'll save up if I have to.
post #2 of 6
dude.... tbh get a mobo is a mobo they all do the same thing it all depepnds on you budget.

if you are on a budget, go for amd.... you can build a little beast with half the amount of money of a intel setup.

as in hdd.... i like to get 1.5TBs and spread the load over them in stead of thrashing the head of a single hdd but that is your dessision.

hope this helps. if not pls give a little more info on what you want to do etc..
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I am building an HTPC but I'm gonna actually format it to be the ultimate gaming computer. I want the best video card, audio, processor. Top of the line everything so I experience no lag whatsoever.

I'm still a little new to all of this but I'm learning!
post #4 of 6
You need a good stable motherboard, but not an insane one. Since you don't plan on benchmarking, you don't need to overclock to the moon. Depending on what platform you choose (I would go sandy bridge, I think a 2500k would be perfect for you), a mid range solid motherboard is all you want. Pair that with the most powerful SINGLE GPU from either AMD or Nvidia you can find (hd6970/gtx580 atm). Throw in a good name brand PSU (for example corsair), get plenty of ram (6-8gb), and go for two 3tb drives in raid1 (for some redundancy).

As for soundcard, if you're going to headphones rout, I would recommend the creative titanium HD, or the auzentech xforte along with the Audio Technica ATH-A700s(headphones). If you're doing speakers/surround sound, the options are a bit more complicated.
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ok... so if you want to do a htpc / gaming rig then i would go for a

gpu 580

i an not up todate with amd stuff but AMD looks like good bang for your buck....

so mobo is probably an asus 890x and then a 6 core cpu

ram... look to see what is compatible with the board then try and get a good set of ram 6 - 8 gig is enough

then get a good psu.... corsair or antec

then you need to deside if you are going to cool it by air or water.......

as in hard drives get 4 x F3's then a solidstate drive for you os and then raid the F3's
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Ok I shall do a little research through some stores around here.

Thank you for your help
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