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Stupid issues, my motherboard is basically dead now.

I basically have no money so I'm going to have to be as cheap as possible. I want sandybridge. Show me some recommendations! Motherboard max about 120$, there are quite a few actually. I'll probably have to get the i3 but is there a huge difference if I get the i5? Going from dual to quad? Also memory, I usually just get the cheapest one.

Yes I WILL OC... Or try :|

Are the p67 NBs my best option? Gaming comp fo sho.
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For gaming you don't need anything faster than 4GB DDR3 1333MHz so just cheap out on it but make sure it can run 1333MHz at 1.5v. There difference between an i5 and an i3 is quite substantial. Go P67 and max out your motherboard budget.
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i like the z68. but ya. i say 1600mhz ram. just try for lowest timing @ fastest speed.
Z is more ssd friendly.
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Can you still OC the i3 easily? Also I'm looking for company reccomendations for mobos
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The Asrock P67 Pro3is a crazy good board for the price. Beefy number of power phases, onboard power/reset and clear CMOS buttons, and even a POST code LED readout! For under $120, it's definitely your best bet.
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The Asrock P67 Pro3is a crazy good board for the price. Beefy number of power phases, onboard power/reset and clear CMOS buttons, and even a freaking POST code readout! For under $120, it's definitely your best bet.
This I agree with. You won't find a better board for this price.
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I liek asus and gigabyte. asrock makes a few good models now. I would get one like he NEWEST asrock. 1155 pin that has pci-e 3.0 on it. or nothing till thos are more mainstream. pci-e 3.0 are all next model gpus only the ivy chips got 3.0 but not out so it uses a onboard chip @ 2.0 , also Bulldozer has 3.0 as well.

AT 120 tho. cant get... save up. I still think z68 would be better. Better for new 2 years upgrade.
p67 pro3 is good @ the price. Just get a b3 stepping. hate for got get a old mobo.
Edited by GfhTattoo - 7/22/11 at 8:44pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157253

Another asrock board. Just more expensive cause of hte look? XD
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There are a few MSIs between those prices with p67s
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post #10 of 17
You won't be able to overclock an i3 substantially. There is currently no K version of that chip, so if you're looking to OC, your cheapest option will be the i5 2500k.
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