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As said in the title, it'll be my first build and I have no idea what kind of motherboard to get! I've been looking for a P67 but none of the ones on newegg have very convincing reviews! (lots of them DOA..faulty..short life)

Please help! Looking for something 100-140ish~

thank you so much if you help out
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Im running an Asus P8P67 Deluxe, and its pretty good.
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Any Asus or Gigabyte p67 or z68 should be good..
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post #4 of 31
lowest for the quality price range.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131705

then the higher end board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

you can't really get a good overclocking for for 100 dollars, they really start at like 130.
post #5 of 31
I went with a P8Z68 V Pro, mainly because I was able to get it at pretty much the same price as a P8P67 Pro.

Motherboard DOAs are just things computer hobbyists seem to be stuck with. As are various nagging issues that only affect some people. You don't really know how things are going to turn out until you put everything together and turn it on.

Search around through these and pick one that fits your budget, preferences and the trust you have for any source of reviews...

Asus P8P67 Pro (Rev 3.0)
Asus P8P67 Pro (Rev.3.1)
Asus P8Z68 V Pro
ASRock P67 Extreme4 (B3)
ASRock P67 Extreme6 (B3)
ASRock Z68 Extreme4
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)
MSI Z68A-GD65
Edited by PrimeBurn - 7/23/11 at 4:55pm
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post #6 of 31
What is your budget?

Usually people get the ASUS or Gigabyte p67 or z68 boards around the $200 range. Its usually more than enough to get a good OC and stable power performance. Both names go head to head in price and features. One is blue color scheme and the other is in black color scheme =). I choose black hahaha

I got the one in my sig system for $200 when it first came out the first week. It has done very well and I am stable at 4.5 ghz OC with 1.35V (4.5-4.8ghz is the typical range for a i5-2500k cpu unless you are lucky to get ones in the batch that can go higher than 4.8 ghz)
Edited by mcc21 - 7/23/11 at 4:57pm
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post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
lowest for the quality price range.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131705

then the higher end board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

you can't really get a good overclocking for for 100 dollars, they really start at like 130.
none of these mobos have any strong reviews.. a lot of them have faults..etc idk :\\

@ mcc - around 150 :$
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by Mazing1 View Post
none of these mobos have any strong reviews.. a lot of them have faults..etc idk :\\
There is never ONE board that has 100% reviews, and if you base your purchase from customers from newegg.com than you are looking at the wrong forum.

Even super high end boards will have their pros and cons. You are buying electronics even the brand name of all brand names will have DOAs. I have built more than 20 computers and have only used ASUS or Gigabyte, never had I have one board fail on me or my friends. Its just luck of the draw.
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Originally Posted by Mazing1 View Post
none of these mobos have any strong reviews.. a lot of them have faults..etc idk :\\

@ mcc - around 150 :$
Cool... stick with the $150 range for ASUS or Gigabyte p67 boards. There isn't much difference between p67 vs. z68 in performance or OC. Z68 boards tend to be more $ because its 'newer', but its just different bells and whistles many people don't even use especially when gaming.
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Originally Posted by Mazing1 View Post
none of these mobos have any strong reviews.. a lot of them have faults..etc idk :\\

@ mcc - around 150 :$
I don't even look at the reviews on newegg because most of the time people are acting like *******. Like giving bad reviews for things that aren't problems, but are because they didnt' like the accessories that the board came with or stupid stuff like that. Then there are the people that think they are techs, but know next to nothing about computer that complain about a problem that is completely user error.
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