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bkh2 June 5, 2011 05:59 PM

Opinions on best looking 1155 Mobo for cheap
Since I bought my x58 setup a while back, I haven't been keeping up with the new Sandybridge stuff. So what I'm looking to build now will feature the Corsair Obsidian 650D (Courtesy of HWC and the Chimp Challenge!) and an i7 2600k. I want everything to look nice when inside the case, but I'm also trying to keep the cost down (perhaps around the $150 mark?). Everything else should be pretty standard, which will be priced seperately. No brand preference, but Asus has been good to me thus far. :haha:

Oh, and I'll probably want a fairly decent GPU for light gaming and some art stuff.

_dangtx_ June 5, 2011 06:18 PM

lookin gas in tru your cases window or better banger per bucker? asus and giga have nice and relatively cheap stuff..

BrutalGreen June 5, 2011 06:21 PM

I'd say without a doubt the sabertooth, but that's not every1's taste...and it is higher than 150$. You could probably find a nice UD4 for about 150/160$ (p67/z68).

For gpu maybe state ur budget? also I'm guessing you will be folding so probably nvidia preference? The 560ti twin frozr ii/EVGA DS SC and the Asus 570 DCII are nice looking, good performance, well priced options imo!

bkh2 June 5, 2011 06:26 PM

I took a look at the Sabertooth and I kind of like it, but yeah, it's over $200. Black mobo's or maybe a nice colour scheme with a black interior case would be best. I really don't like the MSI brown.

Also, now that I think of it, maybe I should move my gtx 275 to the new build and upgrade my own lol. What would be a good upgrade from a GTX 275? I'm playing on 1680x1050. I could probably spend $250 to $300ish, depending on how my funds look after buying the parts for the new rig.

_dangtx_ June 5, 2011 06:37 PM

hmm,msi does have black mobos,as asrock.

but msi for sure...dont think its brown lol.

edit :

like this one : NCIX.com - Buy MSI H67MA-E45 (B3) H67 mATX LGA1155 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E HDMI DVI Audio GBLAN SATA3 Motherboard - MSI/MicroStar - H67MA-E45 (B3) - in Canada


or this if you want to oc?


or....hmm..they hsould have z68's too...

Jamz June 5, 2011 06:45 PM

The Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 is one sale right now for $189.99 - $30 MIR

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