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Max $1500...price of my build=$1365. Need opinion on motherboard

AmadaeusJackson

61 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $80.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ Directron
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $348.99 @ Directron
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $56.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $104.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1364.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 05:21 EST-0500

I've been reading up on motherboards and worried this one might be a headache...any proud owners out there?

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not speaking from experience but I did some quick research and your mobo looks fine. Not only extremely sexy but seems to have low failure rate and generally integrates well with systems. Sometimes needs a BIOS update.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard is overkill, VII HERO is full of extra widgets 99% people wont use, you could go with any Z97 chipset mobo honestly

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