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Hey guys,

Currently in the market for a SB upgrade. I'm still deciding between 2500K and 2600K, though. Unfortunately, I've fallen behind the times with my knowledge of motherboards, so I turn to you, oh OCN, for help. I've seen some Gigabyte/Asus ones get recommended a lot here, but I'd like to hear all your input. Budget is around $180-ish. Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.

EDIT: And I'm looking for it to support Ivy Bridge, so I can make the jump without a motherboard swap.
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Try to find mobos with Z68 chipset. because it will support Ivy Bridge. unlike the P67
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post
Try to find mobos with Z68 chipset. because it will support Ivy Bridge. unlike the P67
If I'm not mistaken Ivy will work on both Chipsets.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolio831 View Post
If I'm not mistaken Ivy will work on both Chipsets.
Pretty sure you're correct. My motherboard just got a BIOS update which included "Support Intel 22nm CPU."
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post #5 of 7
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What exactly does Z68 offer over P67, besides an extra $10?

I've been oggling this board for a bit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478
What are your thoughts on it?
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SSD Features and other stuff: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/i...caching-review

Not really needed, but nice to have.
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post #7 of 7
My bad. Both chipsets will support Ivy Bridge but the Z68 support SSD Caching & some other features like faster video encoding "quick sync". so if it is only 10 bucks then get it since it is newer and slightly better.
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Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.40 GHz Asus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB  Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4) DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512GB NZXT Kraken X62 Windows 10 Pro 
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Asus VG236H 23" 120 Sony XBR43X800D 43" 4K TV CoolerMaster Octane Storm + Razer Turret EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 
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Corsair Graphite 760T Black Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Razer Turret Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar Essence STX II 
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Intel Core i7-4720HQ @ 2.60 GHz Asus G751JY Asus GTX 980M 4GB SK hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 16GB (2x8) DDR3L-1600 
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SanDisk SD7SB3Q128G1002  HGST Travelstar 7K1000 1TB HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUC0N Windows 10 Home 64-bit 
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