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So I just picked up the 2600k from the Intel Retail edge deal and looking to pick up a mobo for it and a RAM kit. I'm basically going to be upgrading from my sig rig, so as you can see its going to be a VERY big jump in performance.

So from reading through this section I've basically seen that its a toss up between the biostar and the asus

Biostar TP67XE

ASUS P8H67

If you guys have any other suggestions please do post!
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so i just picked up the 2600k from the intel retail edge deal and looking to pick up a mobo for it and a ram kit. I'm basically going to be upgrading from my sig rig, so as you can see its going to be a very big jump in performance.

So from reading through this section i've basically seen that its a toss up between the biostar and the asus

biostar tp67xe

asus p8h67

if you guys have any other suggestions please do post!
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post #3 of 10
He won't be able to OC on that thing though, thus his 2600k wouldn't be able to reach maximum potential.

I recommend: THIS

and: THIS

or: THIS

All 3 will be able to overclock and keep you very happy.

EDIT
And get this for ram: Patriot Grey Series 2133. Your SB overclock will able to reach almost 5ghz with proper cooling and that ram kit.
Edited by ca.j.stokes - 5/31/11 at 3:09pm
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Hmm those actually look pretty good and a real good price too. So between the MSI P67A and the Gigabyte GA-Z68A, what would be better for a SLI/Crossfire ? Looking to do that as well in the future.

Also thanks for the RAM kit pick

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post #5 of 10
The MSI and the GA will do great at SLI. But, you also might want to consider the GA board because of the x4 PCI connection, which could be used for a physx card in the future. The MSI will only do two cards at once.
post #6 of 10
I would definietly recommend the asorck p67 extreme4 as a budget mobo for sandy. When it comes to ram I would read this: http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...P98tpw0HyUWsrg

TIght timings and speed don't make much difference in everyday use on the sandybridge, the optimal ram kit I have found to be are the around these settings 1.5 cl9. If you read the above, you will see, with tight timings the difference is very minimal and does not warrant the extra $$$ on tight timings. FOr example my RAM runs at 1866mhz cl8, which performs similar to 2133mhz cl8 in everyday usage. You will only see the difference in benching, for example superpi will beneift from the high speed and tight timings. My recommendations for the ram would be Gskill 1.5v cl9, 4gb for gaming or 8gb if you *need it

*I can see that you have chosen the 2600K with HT, if your primary usage will be things other than gaming then get the 8gb of ram, however, if your primary usage will be gaming then get the 2500K instead and 4gb of ram. The HT will not yeild extra performance in gaming whatsoever.
Edited by munaim1 - 5/31/11 at 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes View Post
The MSI and the GA will do great at SLI. But, you also might want to consider the GA board because of the x4 PCI connection, which could be used for a physx card in the future. The MSI will only do two cards at once.
Meh, with the way they're spaced, I don't see how you can use the x8 and x4 slot at the same time. Even if you were sli-ing single slot cards it'd be a tight fit.
post #8 of 10
You will be just fine with that Biostar TP67XE

Check out these reviews...

OCworkbench review

Xbitlabs review

Overclockers Forum review

Tomshardware: TP67XE Compared to Nine P67 Mobos

A little back-up to keep you thinking about that Biostar
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Originally Posted by MOCAMBO View Post
So I just picked up the 2600k from the Intel Retail edge deal and looking to pick up a mobo for it and a RAM kit. I'm basically going to be upgrading from my sig rig, so as you can see its going to be a VERY big jump in performance.

So from reading through this section I've basically seen that its a toss up between the biostar and the asus

Biostar TP67XE

ASUS P8H67

If you guys have any other suggestions please do post!
ASUS P8H67 But If You can buy P8p67 board about 30.00 more...

Goodluck
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id take the BIOSTAR
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