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I'm know very little about building a gaming PC and need a little help choosing a motherboard.

I'm on a budget of around $1000, maybe a few hundred more if needed. I've decided to go with the i5 4670k for my cpu. Next step is the motherboard. Looking for some input to what mobo would go best for the cpu and budget. Thanks!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1009.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-04 21:54 EDT-0400

    Do you need monitor, mouse and KB in the budget?
  2. byza said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1009.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-04 21:54 EDT-0400

    Do you need monitor, mouse and KB in the budget?



    Wow lol. I have a monitor. Ill need a keyboard and a mouse. And with this specific build how well would it run games like Skyrim ect.(Using Skyrim a sort of benchmark) This should be extremely helpful.
  3. Best answer
    It will run Skyrim and just about everything else maxed out on a 1080p monitor. Do you have any particular needs for the KB and mouse? Myself i'd go for a full size mechanical KB with backlit keys (~$100 depending on model) and something probably the Razer DeathAdder mouse (~$60).

    Personally I would add those onto the budget and if I couldn't afford them now just get a cheapy kb and mouse combo to tide me over till I save some more, but let me know if you want me to make a build for $1000 with peripherals included and if you have any requirements (backlit, tenkeyless etc).
  4. I know a group that can help you out. I don't have time at the moment to look into a motherboard but if you visit https://m.facebook.com/AllTerrainPCs?ref=m_notif&notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite&actorid=100007163618896 they pretty much build you computer in your price range. They also have a website on the Facebook page. Hope this helped!
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