Which ASRock z97 extreme motherboard can I use?

I'm trying to build a new computer. I'll attach the list. I do better when I follow directions exactly. This article doesn't tell me exactly which ASRock z97 board to use.

Can someone look at this link and my attachment and tell me which one to use?


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Curt PetriccaIT TechnicianCommented:
Any of those would work. I would however recommend 16GB of RAM with that SSD. It will perform much better. I would also recommend a EVGA GPU of the same level. I have had much more success with EVGA GPUs than ASUS. In my experience ASUS is unparalleled when it comes to system/motherboards but when it comes to standalone GPUs they are severely lacking.

If all that matters to you though is motherboard compatibility than any of the ones at the link you provided will work with your setup.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Depends what you are intending to do with it.  You only list one expansion board (good choice on graphics BTW!).  The main differences are the ability to overclock built into the system and number of functional expansion ports.  All of the basic z97E boards have a single PCIEx16 v3.0 slot , a x8 and x1 and the x16 will only run at x16 if the x8 slot is empty (otherwise it will run at x8).  You need your graphics card running at x16 for best performance so if you are intending at some stage to add further cards you need to plan now for extra slots.  If you're not going to add to it but want to be able to "tweak" your performance for gaming easily then the best seller Fatal1ty board (Item #: N82E16813157501) is marginally the best in terms of performance per $ - otherwise as Curt has already said there's not much to choose between the single slot boards.

I'd also suggest you think of an extra 8GB stick of RAM - you WILL see better performance.

The SSD is excellent as the system drive  - if you have a few spare $ you might want to up the capacity of the HDD - a 3TB drive formatted GPT as your data drive would also make a difference - otherwise a good spec.

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artismobileAuthor Commented:
Both good answers. I'll post more! I always start out standard as I can as this is the main family computer build, then I end up adding on so I can do more stuff anyway. Don't we all?
Thanks for the answers. I'll close this out and ask more when I start building.
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