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I'm comparing the Sapphire Pure Black board versus the Asus P8P67 EVO.

I'm looking for an onboard power switch, I'd prefer an onboard error LCD, must have SLI. And preferably it should be mostly blue/white/silver/black to fit with the theme of the rest of the computer.

It'll be running dual 560Ti's, 8GB of memory to start out, and an i7-2600k (looking to break 5GHz if possible). I'm hoping to keep it around $200 if possible.

Opinions or other suggestions?
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post #2 of 17
You don't want a lucid motherboard.
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i had no idea xfx had a 1155 board out... let me check it out, but the pro is basically the same thing as the evo minus one lan port

EDIT: looks like the xfx one has a 8 phase vrm... the asus should have 12... i'd just get the asus one if i were you.

Lucid currently still sucks in terms of performance.
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/9/11 at 7:16pm
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post #4 of 17
I don't think I trust Sapphire as a mobo maker quite yet go with the p8p67 evo
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Out of the two, I'd pick the Asus, I've just heard better things about them than the Sapphire.
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Get the board I have, the ECS P67H2-A2 or if you want to put in some more cash get the A1, this boards look great and works great.
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I recommend the ASUS but also the Asrock p67 extreme4 and P67 extreme6, both have a error LCD i belive, I used the extreme4 myself. I love Asrock since they are Asus quality but cheaper price as they are a part of Asus. Just stay away from evga boards, I seen lots of bad stories about them on this site
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I don't think I trust Sapphire as a mobo maker quite yet go with the p8p67 evo
Sapphire is fine as a board maker, it's the lucid chip that makes that board a pos.
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the EVO has neither an LCD nor an onboard power button, but I like ASUS support a lot... that's why I was considering the Sapphire.

Any suggestions around $200 from other makers?
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