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I'm looking for a SB motherboard and these are the most important facts I need to consider

Needs to support SLI
Needs to have good overclocking capabilities
Needs to have good price/performance
Needs to look good

Normally this is the kinda thing I would research myself, but as I don't know much about SB I have spent a few hours already looking and can't seem to find anything that suits what i'm looking for. So this is where I would like to ask for some help

The Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z Z68 seems to tick every box except the price performance

Any suggestions as to what I should consider?
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In order of preference:

Asus P8P67 Pro B3 - Most popular 1155 mobo on this forum
Gigabyte P67 UD4 - meh, not much to say about that one, seems to be the same as the ASUS one.
Asrock P67 Extreme4 - Budget mobo but fantastic, I have really good things about the mobo.

All three mobo's are available in the Z68 chipset, however, the Z68 features are not appealing to me but If you go for either one then choose from the 3 mobo's above.


Hope that helps
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Best value board IMO, is the biostar TP67XE. The suggestions above are also good boards for a little more than what the biostar goes for.
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yup, the biostar does sli,

only problem is the overshoot in offset mode, and the kinda weak upper vrm heatsink
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Thanks for the help guys. It's funny how much quicker it can be to just ask about this kinda thing. It's not that i'm lazy
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Originally Posted by Mikecdm View Post
Best value board IMO, is the biostar TP67XE. The suggestions above are also good boards for a little more than what the biostar goes for.
You can get that board openbox for 84 shipped too.
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