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Old May 6, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Default help choosing board for i7 2700k

Hello, I'm building a new computer, and need help picking out a motherboard for the i7.

I have
i7 2700k
hyper 212 evo
1tb wd blue
waiting for gtx 660 or something similar to 7870
750w corsair
8gb mushkin ram

I have the carbide 500r case, so I'm looking for 2 usb 3.0 onboard usb 3.0 and I will be overclocking on air. I'm hoping to find one between 150~200 dollars, and is the i7 able to use onboard usb 3.0?

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Old May 15, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Under 200 dollars. Hands down either the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z or Maximus V Gene.

Both awesome boards.
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Old May 15, 2012, 07:05 AM
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That or the z68 series (one that fits your liking) and the z68 chipset doesnt have built in usb 3.0 however asus and many other board makers put in third party chips that are almost if not the same speed as a built in controller so just food for thought
FOR PONY..... that is alll

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