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Hi guys, as the title says, I'm looking for the best possible Sandy Bridge motherboard that I can get for $180. I am just sick of the Vrise on this GD65. So far I think my top choice is the UD4.

Any suggestions?
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131703

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

or, if youre into odd form factors

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157249
    
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+rep

The P67Pro is better than the UD4?
    
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I own the UD4 ... never had experience with the P67Pro. The UD4 was very easy to OC and been stable no issues for me since. I choose this one over the ASUS because I was looking for more of the 'stealth black' look than the colorful jolly 'baby blue' of the ASUS. So when it came down to it, i paid a tad bit more for the color scheme I wanted.

I must say they both should be pretty much the same thing if you compare them side by side and price wise. Go with either one and you will be fine.

If you want to spend a bit more, $40 ... look at the ASUS Sabretooth:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131702

Full heatsink on the motherboard for cooling and OC capabilities. I didn't research enough before I bought the UD4, I just went to the store and said I wanted something "dark" color. I would of spent a little bit more back then ($25) and get the Sabretooth instead.
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biostar TP67XE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

and the GDX5 isn't that bad....
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