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  1. Wonsu

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    What mobo should i buy?I'm looking for a cost and performance wise mobo.,My GPU would be sapphire r9 290x tri x oc 4gb and my processor is intel i5 4670k.

    I'm quite new in building a pc so please explain using the simple terms.Thank you in advance :D
     
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    Hello,

    1 - Do you plan on overclocking? If you do, I would suggest a Z87 motherboard, if you don't (although that's a little silly seeing as you bought an unlocked processor that is designed for overclocking), then a H87 or B85 motherboard.
    2 - In terms of manufacturer, most of them are on par with one another, but some people dislike certain manufacturers. The ones I would suggest are ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
    3 - What features are you looking for? Do you need wireless functionality? Do you want Thunderbolt? etc.
    4 - Do you plan on doing a multi-GPU setup? i.e. do you plan on adding a second 290x card?
    5 - What size case, or more specifically which case are you using?

    A few questions so we can pick the right motherboard for you.

    Layton
     
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    What is this overclocking and how do you do it?Yes,my current one is an asus and friends recommend me asus.
    I just want to do gaming in ulta high gaming.I have 1 32-inch full hd tv-monitor.
    And again,i don't know what thunderbolt is,but i just want ultra high settings for gaming.
    4,Hmm,yes i'm planning to but not anytime soon.
    I dunno what the case is called but it looks nice and i know it can fit big things,my bestfriend gave it to me.
     
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    Overclocking is a way of getting more performance out of your card by pushing it further to the limit, but can reduce the life of the card. This video explains it well.



    Your current 290x is more than capable of playing games at 1080p (Full HD) - in fact you could probably play at higher resolutions of 1440p or 1600p, which will make your games look even better. I would suggest buying an actual monitor as opposed to a television, as you'll have better pixel density (basically looks less pixelated), and you'll have features in the monitor that are better for gaming compared to a TV. Also, if you sit close to a 32in TV, it will look very pixelated due to the way our eyes work, but further away it seems less pixelated. But I would definitely suggest getting a 27in 1440p/1600p monitor rather than a TV. If you don't have a high resolution monitor, you don't need two 290x cards.

    Don't worry about Thunderbolt - I probably confused you too much there. What I was asking is about the kind of features you want your motherboard to have. Do you need wireless access as you're too far from the internet router? Would you prefer better on-board sound from your computer? It would be useful to know the exact name of the case, as not all motherboard sizes will fit in all cases. Could you please find out the name of the case if possible.

    Layton
     
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    Gigabyte Z97X UD3H

    Nice middle of the road price and great quality very capable of overclocking and upgradable to Broadwell. Also has the new M.2 and SATA Express slots


    If your new to building. Play close attention to the CPU pins. They are very fragile and its the biggest mistake made by new builders
     
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    Can you link to me this 1440p/1600p monitor?I can't seem to find one.

    I don't need to have special kind of features,well except if they're really special,but nah,i don't think so.I'm using a headset now for sound but i do have this bass-ed speaker thing bass-ed system thing installed like the ones in the movies.
    I really don't know the case but if something goes wrong like it can't fit,then i'll just buy a new case.
    So can you recommend me something?

    @Jetser,can you please link the price of that z97?I can't seem to find one on google.Thankies.
     
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    No,i just want a motherboard that can do ultra high settings in gaming that's all.I want a motherboard that is cost and performance-wise.
     
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    A confusion,the more pricey the mobo the more "what" can it offer?
     
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    nothing unless you are doing heavy overclocking and wanna run multipl gpu's
    the one I linked will be plenty good for you
     
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    Oh okay,thankies.:toast:
     

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