Motherboard Selection

Looking to build my first computer and was wondering about motherboard selection.

I was looking to throw a new Intel 6th Generation i7 (6700).

Goal is high performance.

Looking at Asus, MSI and Giagbyte. Not sure the best route to go down.

I have this case and need the pinouts to be compatible or my hardware will fail according to the manual.

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Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
Motherboards come in different shapes and sizes, but luckily there are some standards set in place so that a lot of motherboards and cases can work together.  According to the specs your case is compatible with these motherboard sizes:
Micro ATX / ATX / Extended ATX
The processor socket you choose is the deciding factor in what CPU you can use in your computer. If the processor doesn’t fit, you can’t use it. Intel and AMD both have their own series of processors and sockets that are compatible with only their chips. The first thing you will need to decide is which processor you want and then you can decide further on which socket you need.
The chipset is how your CPU, RAM, video card, and peripherals communicate. It is a combination of your northbridge and southbridge and can add some very nice features depending on your needs.
A lot of manufacturers will try to sell you on a motherboard based on extra features like the amount of on board I/O ports, amount of expansion slots, or the reliability of their motherboards. These can all be requirements depending on the purpose of the computer you are building. Once you figure out the processor and size of motherboard you want, these added features will probably become the next most important thing.

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Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
Does a typical SSD drive go in a SATA port or an m2 port?
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It will give you a good overview on the different typesof ssd's

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Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
Back to my original question - Is this compatable with a CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case? According to the Coolermaster Manual, on page 14 - some of teh connectors are not the same as the drawing below and can damage your device. Just wondering if the case is comaptable.
Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
What that note means is that those header pinouts on the left better match your motherboard.  
In all likelihood, they will.
But they are warning you to check first.  
If they don't match then you would be motivated to change the wires coming to the connectors as part of the enclosure cables.  That's all.....

I've done a few like this and never worried much about the possibility.  That doesn't mean it can't be the case!  Thus the caution. Perhaps THEY have run into it.  Most likely they are covering their butts.  After all, it's entirely out of their control and entirely in YOUR control.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
with that case you can install just about every motherboard on the market.  if the motherboard doesn't have 1394 Firewire then obviously you can't plug in that connector.  My opinion is that unless you have a firewire device don't even consider it in your choice of motherboard. Skylake cpu's that you mentioned are excellent value and really outperform earlier processors. The problem is DDR4 ram is still quite pricey but memory manufacturers are clearing out the DDR3 inventories so DDR3 is relatively cheap.

SSD's typically are SATA3 (6GB/S) you can go the premium route and use PCI-E SSD's or the newer Sanyo M2/MSATA SSD's .. The problem is that the bottleneck these days is the SATA connector many SSD's push it to the limit already.  Motherboard connectors are almost totally standardized these days The question is do you really need 1394 support or PCI support on the motherboard?
Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
Also, brand wise is one better than the othere:

Asus, MSI or Giagbyte
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I prefer ASUS but it is strictly a matter of preference
i prefer Asus also - but have also very good experiences with Intel, and MSI boards
choosing is more a matter of preferences, and a bit of available options
i just have build 2 systems with the Asus H97M-E board, both with the i-7 cpu, and SSD and one with 32 GB Ram
it has USB 3 - and i installed on one a GTX760 Pe16 Geforce 2GB video card

maybe something like that is what you want?

if you need more PCI-e or other slots, you better take a full ATX board
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
go in addons and choose for selecting Mobo, its bundle offer.
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