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Asus P8P67 vs. MSI P67A: which is better for my rig?

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So I'm really stuck inbetween two motherboards, the ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard seems to be a standard around these forums. At the same time though, reading the feedback on newegg, I get some conerns. Especially at 3/5 eggs at 128 reviews.

The other option is the MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, I can't find too much information in these forums on it, but on newegg, it has 4/5 eggs, at 280 reviews.

My question is what should I be getting?

I've heard that there's some issues with my RAM (g.skill ripjaws x2 4gigs) and my Hyper 212 CPU cooler fitting with the MSI P67A, but I didn't really find much information on it.


I need some advice on which Mobo I should be getting, keep it mind, it should allow the following to fit:

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

CPU: i5 2500k

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB


Once I figure out this 'which is a better motherboard for the rig' question, I can finally order and build the computer, so i'm excited

P.S. I don't want to go past 180 on the motherboard. The reason I picked the above two, is because there's combo deals of them on newegg.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 9
Asus.
Why? Its beast.
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post #3 of 9
ASUS P8P67 PRO FTW. There is a reason it's one of the/If not THE most popular socket 1155 board in the world.
    
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post #4 of 9
you might as well get the Rev 3.1. Its the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-771-_-Product
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you might as well get the Rev 3.1. Its the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-771-_-Product
As far as I know, the only difference is that Rev. 3.1 has a cheaper USB 3.0 controller VS the 3.0. Also, there seems to be more frequent bios updates for revision 3.0...
    
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post #6 of 9
Unless you need 2 PCI-E slots and a PCI, I'd go with the Biostar TP67XE.


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As far as I know, the only difference is that Rev. 3.1 has a cheaper USB 3.0 controller VS the 3.0. Also, there seems to be more frequent bios updates for revision 3.0...
To me, frequent bios updates isn't a good thing. Just shows how poorly the board was made to begin with. However they are at least fixing their problems.
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post #7 of 9
Both are solid boards the P8P67 Pro is a slightly better board although more expensive. It's probably somewhere between the P67A-GD65 and the P67A-GD80 in terms of features and quality.
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post #8 of 9
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Alright, Asus it is!

To any owners of the Asus P8P67, do you think that the Hyper 212 and the somewhat high-profile G.skill ripjaws will fit no problem?
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Originally Posted by Vexamas View Post
Alright, Asus it is!

To any owners of the Asus P8P67, do you think that the Hyper 212 and the somewhat high-profile G.skill ripjaws will fit no problem?
No problem, I have the ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0, CM Hyper 212+ and 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance. Even If I filled all 4 slots, it would still fit.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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