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I'm building a PC in the next two weeks, and I have my cart all lined up on newegg, except for one thing, and that's my motherboard. I plan on having an SSD, HDD, and a single GTX 570, primarily for gaming, with a bit of overclocking my 2500k . My price range is anything up to around $250. In my recent research and understanding, there just seems to be so many motherboards in the market. instead of stressing over different features and statistics, I'm open to all opinions and input you guys/gals have to give me. I would appreciate it if anyone with more experience than I could lend a helping hand to someone trying to pick up the hobby, thanks!
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It sounds as if you have money to spend.

I will recommend a gigabyte Z68 Board. UD3 - UD7 depending on your budget.
Edited by Conner - 7/25/11 at 7:20pm
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Budget is the most important factor. What is your budget for the motherboard? Also you have to choose between Z68 and P67. Z68 supports an onboard video connection, and Intel's Smart Response Technology which is like SSD caching. You also get Lucid Virtu support. If you plan on using a dedicated graphics card and don't need anything fancy P67 should suffice.

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It sounds as if you have money to spend.

I will recommend a gigabyte X58 Board. UD3 - UD7 depending on your budget.
X58 is for socket 1366 CPUs only. The 2500k he is going to be using is a socket 1155 CPU, so no X58 boards would work.
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+1 vote for sig MB. Works great for me. Main difference I can tell between my MB and some of the better GB z68 boards is more PCI-X/SATA ports...which, eh. Someone might me something different though.
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It sounds as if you have money to spend.

I will recommend a gigabyte X58 Board. UD3 - UD7 depending on your budget.
Sorry, updated OP with budget!
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Im sorry, I ment Z68.
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I went with Sabertooth due to it being highly recommended and a very good warranty. Mine has performed flawlessly so far.
    
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What about this board? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131729 I've always liked asus products and this one is 20 bucks off now which is nice. It's well under your budget which is also a plus unless you have money to burn lol

The pros as I see them: 1) Quad SLI/CF support 2) UEFI BIOS 3) Inclusion of USB 3.0 (fairly standard now but still nice) 4) SATA 6gb/s ports (again, standard now but again a good thing)

The cons as I see them: 1) Lacking some of the "shining" features of some newer high end boards like built in SSD, SSD caching, etc

For the price, I think this is a fairly good choice.
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