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post #1 of 10
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I'm desperately needing a new mobo since the one I have is slowly becoming obsolete.
I've seen this motherboard:

From first glance, it looks to have all I need: DDR3 memory, Intel Core i5 support, etc, etc. I'm going to upgrade my processor to a Core i5 if and when I get this thing.

I just wanted to ask all you lovely overclockers if you've had any experience with this type of mobo, and whether it's worth getting as an upgrade from my P5Q SE Plus.
Edited by Somakitsune - 7/20/11 at 10:04am
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Humm, is it to use your C2D? If so it won´t work because the pro 3 is a socket 1155 and your C2D is socket 775.
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madevil20: I know, when I upgrade, I'm going to be buying an Core i5. :3
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post #4 of 10
Oh ok. Yes ASRock is a subsidiary of Asus, so its manufactured by Asus but sold as ASRock. I had one myself a long time ago and never dissaponted me.
So yes that would be a great upgrade to hold ur new i5 in place!
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Fantastic, thanks a ton madevil! I've been wondering for a while now, so thanks for the advice! :3
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post #7 of 10
Have you consider P67 chipset ? Cause i'm not sure whether you'll need the Z68 features? Look at the Asrock Extreme4
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Cheers!
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I like mine even if it is the M version.

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post #10 of 10
This ^ But, if you can hold out a little longer the new AsRock Extream 4 Gen 3 should be hitting the market soon and that's what i'm waiting on.
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