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19 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Motherboard

Hey! I was wondering what kind of motherboard u would recommend me with a price at maximum 180$(little more doesnt matter) ! - Socket 1155! I would like a UEFI Bios but it is not the most important thing
Thx in advance

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19 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

There's not much point to spreading your requests about a new build over multiple threads.

Nothing at all wrong with the one you chose in the other thread.

It has 4 RAM slots. So I am wondering why you are buying 8 sticks of RAM?
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20 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sry the reason I posted this thread was that the previous one was so expensive! Its 2 ram sticks with 8gb each!
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20 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What I would do is

I made a few mistakes with my first build and choice in a 1155 socket mobo so I bought a new one. This is what I would look for: (I wish I knew what CPU you were using but here goes)

1. Go ATX not micro
2. Z68 so I could have access to H67 and the P67 features
3. 4 ram slots instead of 2 because 4gb sticks are cheaper than 8gb's
4. It would be nice if it had a couple 3.0 USB ports
5. Consider current and future needs in regards to expansion slots
6. Read customer reviews on sites like Newegg. (very important)

And most importantly research everything about motherboards w/1155 sockets you can. Also shop online.
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20 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

MicroATX would be fine for most people, especially since most of us only have one add-in card, which is our graphics card. Z68 is only worth the cost of you'll use the extra features. I have a P67 board, and am not really missing out on anything.

To the OP, just go to Newegg as mentioned, and set your search options for what you want. It will refine the list down to give you a few choices and consider. Stick with a known, trusted brand, and you'll be fine.
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20 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrQuestion View Post
Hey! I was wondering what kind of motherboard u would recommend me with a price at maximum 180$(little more doesnt matter) ! - Socket 1155! I would like a UEFI Bios but it is not the most important thing
Thx in advance

What is the most important thing? What are you going to use for? Will you use crossfire graphics? Could you use on-chip graphics?

MB of late, no matter the manufacturer, seem to have a lot of problems out of the box. I would suggest you buy one from an online retailer that has a better return policy than newegg, like Amazon. You definitely do not want to end up RMAing to the manufacturer.
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20 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am using Intel core i7 2600K!
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20 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrQuestion View Post
Hey! I was wondering what kind of motherboard u would recommend me with a price at maximum 180$(little more doesnt matter) ! - Socket 1155! I would like a UEFI Bios but it is not the most important thing
Thx in advance

What is the most important thing? What are you going to use for? Will you use crossfire graphics? Could you use on-chip graphics?

MB of late, no matter the manufacturer, seem to have a lot of problems out of the box. I would suggest you buy one from an online retailer that has a better return policy than newegg, like Amazon. You definitely do not want to end up RMAing to the manufacturer.
I am going to use Crossfire but! Yeah I think I figured out !
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20 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Last question guys! I was going for this :ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 PRO
But what is the difference between Z68 pro /Gen3 & v/gen3 & Deluxe/Gen3?
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20 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrQuestion View Post
Last question guys! I was going for this :ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 PRO
But what is the difference between Z68 pro /Gen3 & v/gen3 & Deluxe/Gen3?
Do I need the pro function? What does Deluxe have what pro dont have and what does pro have that the normal dont have?
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