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Hey all,

I'm getting a 2500k and I want to overclock it to atleast 4.2-4.5 Ghz - somewhere in there. I will be using a thermalright Silver Arrow to do this. Can you please recommend some good overclocking motherboards for price ranges between 100-180$ (taxes not included) at most. I'm on a budget here - I found 3 motherboards that fall in this category and watched a couple review sites oc the Gigabyte and Asus P67 versions both to 4.5 Ghz. They are the Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3, Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 and the Asus P8P67 Pro. Please give me your feedback and try your best to adhere to the price range .

I'm buying parts from www.canadacomputers.com so if you just post links to the parts on that website, that would be great - even ncix.com will do
Edited by .Cerberus - 6/8/11 at 7:47am
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hey I'm just curious - will a normal crossfireX cable fit with the Pro?
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confirmed the CrossFireX fits on that mobo
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Hi there,
I would like to upgrade my motherboard to take advantage of two 3870x2's which I got in a VGood deal. I am just wondering about PCIe 2.0. Is there any need to get a MB which has duel PCIe 2.0x16 for future proofing or should I just stick with normal PCIe. The reason I ask I that I have seen on the net that PCIe 2.0 GPU cards are not taking full advantage of 2.0 so I am wondering if it is worth it?
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I've been very happy with my AsRock Extreme 4 so i'll vote for it. It's a solid board with premium features similar to the Asus P8P67 Pro for a cheaper price.
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Thanks for the recommendation - im going with your P8P67 Pro
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