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    Tiger Shark
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    Just bought the Intel I7 4790 processor, need help picking a motherboard...

    Hello everyone. Im trying to decide which motherboard to buy for this processor. I'm not overclocking, I have one single GTX680 MSI video card, and I still have to by the memory for the board. Which motherboard would you recommend?
    Last edited by JKILLA74; 07-12-2015 at 10:14 PM.
    MSI Z97 PCmate
    Intel I4790K processor
    G.Skill RipjawsX Series F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL 16GB
    Nvidia 680 gtx SC
    Samsung SSD850 EV0 TB HD
    SB XFI Fatality Pro
    Samsung SATA Dual Layer DVDRW(Black)
    Thermaltake TP 1200 Watt PS
    32 inch Samsung LCD
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Cheiftec Black Case
    Klipch Ultra 5.1 s

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    Mako Shark Cyber's Avatar
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    Look at the models from MSI,Asus EVGA.
    AMD FX-8350 @ 4GHZ
    MSI 990FXA-GD65 BIOS V 19.9
    EVGA GTX 760 SC
    Acer 24" G-7 G247HL @ 1920 x 1080
    MUSHKIN Redline Ridgeback DDR3 rated @ 2133mhz # 996997
    Samsung MZ7TD256HAFV SATA 3 SSD 256GB
    ST1000DX001D SATA 3 64MB 1000GB Hybrid
    KenTec 1000w PSU 12v rails rated @ 36 Amps
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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    Hammerhead Shark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber View Post
    Look at the models from MSI,Asus EVGA.
    I think he was asking specifically which mobo. I generally like MSI but the last ones capacitor blew (was supposed to "Class III military standard" lol. However this is from the 4th build (so I guess that's not TOO bad). I love the architecture on their Twin Frozr series (only video card I buy).

    As for mobos:

    This is what I would run with your CPU in order of preference

    1) ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard **NOTE - I would use THIS model and NOT the newer one (due to reduced connectivity).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157460

    2) ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131976

    3) MSI B85-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130699

    MOBO: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
    CPU: i7-2700K
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    CPU COOLING:Corsair Hydro H80i
    VIDEO: MSI TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 OC N760 in SLI
    HDD: Intel 320-160GB SSD
    HDD: Samsung 840 250GB SSD
    MEDIA: Plextor Dual DVD
    PSU: CORSAIR HX750W
    CASE: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Full Tower
    OS: WIN 7 x64 Home Premium
    Monitor: Westinghouse 32" LCD 1080p

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    Sushi
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    The Hero is the best. Don't waste your money on a Titan X. Get a top quality overclocked 980TI. It will be faster.

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