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Hey all,

Just wondering which motherboard everyone recommends i have a few suggestions and after seeing reviews what i would be interested in.

1st: Asus P8P67 / P8P67 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131705
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131703

2nd: MSI MSI P67A GD55 / GD65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130573
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574

3rd: ASRock P67 EXTREME4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229

Have also heard good things about the BIOSTAR TP67XE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

Anyone have any other recommendations? Or any of the boards i listed would be best? hope to see some good feedback.
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Asus P8P67 Pro and Gigabyte P67A UD3R/UD4 are the most popular and funnily enough, best choices for a mid range P67 mobo. If you want high end, then the Asus Maximus IV and Gigabyte P67 UD7 are good choices. Just remember to get the B3 rev.
But remember, the Z68 chipset mobos are coming out soon and theyre supposed to be more enthusiast oriented, so you might wanna hang on and wait for reviews before you making a final decision.
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They have some Z68 motherboard and reviews out now, it didn't seem to be THAT much of a difference and i don't know if i would use the SSD cache feature or not.
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MSI P67-GD55/65 are great boards! I own the GD55 and I love it. No issuees with it at all.
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They have some Z68 motherboard and reviews out now, it didn't seem to be THAT much of a difference and i don't know if i would use the SSD cache feature or not.
i owna lot of P67/Z68 Gigabyte board they are all solid, and they OC extremely well. Might wanna think about them too.


Your problem is that you have no ide how much you wanna spend, there are boards which are in their own price classes, you want the best then its the gigabyte UD7 or the aus aMaximus 4, you want middle range then its the asus pro/deluxe series or the UD4/UD5, MSI trys to compare against GB and asus, i own a P67A-GD65 its ok, its good for its money, i just wouldn't buy a cheaper MSI board as that is just too cheap.
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