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Old December 2, 2011, 09:37 AM
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Hey Guys/Girl,

Im slowling piecing parts for my dads computer. I actually got him excited for it. And i got myself a deal on a 2600K. So now im looking for a Z series mobo. He wont be gaming at all and mostly, he'd be just encoding videos of my kids and other stuff.

So far this is what i have:

- SSD
- PS
- Case
- HD
- CPU (on the way, hopefully)
- RAM

I have my old 4 (2GB) NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - G.Skill - F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - in Canada 1.5V kit.

I will OC the CPU to around 4.3-4.5 so im looking at a good/stable mobo using my old CoolIT ECO. BTW, is my ECO good enough to use for OC? Ive had luck using Asus and Gigabyte mobo's so i dont have a problem with either one.

Although id want to keep this as cheap for me as possible. Im looking to spend no more than $155 (if i can help it) + TAX.

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Old December 2, 2011, 09:44 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P8Z68-V LX Z68 LGA1155 ATX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 DDR3 SATA3 USB3.0 Audio Video CrossFire Motherboard - ASUS - P8Z68-V LX - in Canada
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Old December 2, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Newegg.ca - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Old December 2, 2011, 11:54 PM
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That AsRock looks very tempting. But, how's their CS? Anyone have RMA experience with them?
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-G3258 @ 3.9Ghz, Asrock Z97 Pro 4, Asus 290, 500 GB WD Black, (5) 2 TB WD Green, (1) 3 TB Toshiba HD, (1) 2 TB Samsung F4, Fractal Design R3, Corsair HX620 PS, Win 7 Ult 64-bit
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