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The differance is minimal. The Asus can SLI/CF at x8/x8 but the asrock also has a third pc-e slot that can run at x4 so it would be good for a phsyx card

asrock has 2 more 6 gb sata ports making it have 10 total but the asus has 8, 4 of which are gb (which is still a lot)

The power phases are similar and will most likely overclock around the same. Extreme6 has 16+2 and asus has 12+2 but I think the asus usually has higher quality power phase's.

For the cpu's, the 2600k will help in editing and rendering if that's what your doing so it will be a worthy investment over the 2500k but either choice will be sufficient.
The ASUS P8P67Pro has x8/x8/x4 for "a third pc-e slot that can run at x4 so it would be good for a phsyx card"

And the ASUS Pro is probably the most popular P67 motherboard on OCN
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post #22 of 34
That was off the top of my head, I had forgotten it also had a third slot.

Both are good boards though, so either one would be a good choice
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Just to give you a heads up on the p67 boards. You are not going to gain any performance over another board. They all overclock about the same and perform about the same. You are really just paying for the options that are included in the board. I have done a lot of research on this because I just purchased a sandy bridge set up and I had a smaller budget.

I ended up getting the biostar tp67xe and its a great board. Not saying this is what you should get but don't think you have to buy an expensive board to get a good overclock or low temps. I run 4.5ghz at 1.28vcore. That is really good for a 2500k to run that low of vcore and I have ran 12 hours of prime95 and a crap load of ibt.

Just buy the board that is going to suit your needs and has the features that you need or what. The board that has the same options and is 40 bucks less is going to perform the same.
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So I think I know what the problem is... My Proc might be ok... I think the number 1 PCI-e slot on the mother board is fried. I get no video w/ a POST error code of 80 on the motherboard display... checking w/ XFX right now to see if it is still covered by any warranty. More opinions are still appreciated. Thanks again OCN... I love this place...
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UPDATE: so... I found my real problem... pulled my whole computer apart and took a good long hard look at everything... its official. i need a new motherboard... one of my socket pins was broken... when i removed the processor something fell out and i tracked it down and found a pin missing in the socket. So... yeah... not really sure what to do... try and see if XFX will lifetime warranty the board? buy a new one? or total upgrade w/ new mobo and processor? (I would just do a poll but don't know how)
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2600k if you fold a lot, 2500k if you don't.
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UPDATE: so... I found my real problem... pulled my whole computer apart and took a good long hard look at everything... its official. i need a new motherboard... one of my socket pins was broken... when i removed the processor something fell out and i tracked it down and found a pin missing in the socket. So... yeah... not really sure what to do... try and see if XFX will lifetime warranty the board? buy a new one? or total upgrade w/ new mobo and processor? (I would just do a poll but don't know how)
Yeah, see if you can RMA. If they wont accept it then good 775 boards are hard to find, at the cost you get them at your better off upgrading.
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Yeah, see if you can RMA. If they wont accept it then good 775 boards are hard to find, at the cost you get them at your better off upgrading.
sorta what i was thinking... i think i have seen my motherboards around for still over $200 =S
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I really doubt that XFX will accept a warranty with a bent pin. Those things they actually look for very closely.

Your best bet for folding is a 2600k. I somewhat regret not getting one, since my 2500k can't do bigadv. As for the motherboard, just pick one that has features you like.
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2500K for gaming. 2600K if you do any kind of encoding editing etc.
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