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So a little while back I posted a thread asking for help picking out a sandybridge setup. Unfortunately I was never able to buy any of what I had decided on then. Well now things have changed and I'll be making a purchase from newegg by the end of the week.

My problem is that there are a ton of new mobos (from what I remember) and Z68 now.

I'm looking to save some money trying to stay around the $200 mark, while still getting the most stable oc'r that I can.

I'm getting a 2500k, I have a GTX570 now, I will be getting another in the future. I have a NZXT Phantom case so space shouldn't be an issue. My CPU is cooled with an H70.

And to note I've always had ASUS mobo in the past. They've worked well for me. So basically I'm looking at ASUS or EVGA.

Also is the nf200 worth paying for?

Thanks for any help and suggestions!
 
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With everything you said, it's hard not to recommend the P8P67-Pro/evo/deluxe to you.
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If you are going Z68, there's only 2 in NE, so it shouldnt be hard to pick http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NG&Pagesize=20
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Go for the Asus P8P67 Pro, excellent mobo and it's price is very attractive.
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I like ASRock P67 Extreme6, it's $190 from the egg. ASRock is owned by Asus, so quality's not really an issue. I like ASRock because you get much more bang for your buck (and this one has more VRMs than the Pro). Think of Asus as Toyota, ASRock as Scion (<-- okay maybe not fair comparison) and ROG as Lexus.

As for NF200, I couldn't really say, the closest board with it to your pricepoint is Asus P8P67 WS Revolution
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by num1son View Post
So a little while back I posted a thread asking for help picking out a sandybridge setup. Unfortunately I was never able to buy any of what I had decided on then. Well now things have changed and I'll be making a purchase from newegg by the end of the week.

My problem is that there are a ton of new mobos (from what I remember) and Z68 now.

I'm looking to save some money trying to stay around the $200 mark, while still getting the most stable oc'r that I can.

I'm getting a 2500k, I have a GTX570 now, I will be getting another in the future. I have a NZXT Phantom case so space shouldn't be an issue. My CPU is cooled with an H70.

And to note I've always had ASUS mobo in the past. They've worked well for me. So basically I'm looking at ASUS or EVGA.

Also is the nf200 worth paying for?

Thanks for any help and suggestions!
I say get the ASUS P8P67 Pro
About half of all the 1155 owners on OCN use ASUS!

The Pro has all you'll need in the way of Sli/cf with enough pci-e bandwidth for us and this gen of CPUs IMO.
So I wouldn't worry about the nf200
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I say get the ASUS P8P67 Pro
About half of all the 1155 owners on OCN use ASUS!

The Pro has all you'll need in the way of Sli/cf with enough pci-e bandwidth for us and this gen of CPUs IMO.
So I wouldn't worry about the nf200
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Not to be an ASUS fanatic or something, but the ASUS P8P67 PRO really is as good as they say. And it comes with a nice price too
    
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Deluxe > Pro?
Why?
 
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post #10 of 14
This is why:




They are almost identical and overclock the same, that goes with most p67 mobos.

Just get the pro and call it a day
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