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Good LGA 1155 Mobos?

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I was wondering what LGA 1155 mobos are good since I'm considering getting the i5-2500K, but I have no idea what to get.

I was browsing around Newegg and found this and it had pretty good ratings.

I don't need more than 1 PCI-E slot but it would be nice to have more than 1 so that if I decide to xfire in the future it would be most helpful.

My budget is 100-200$ and any suggestions would be most helpful!

Thanks,
Beanie

P.S: On a side note, can I OC a i5-2500k to 4ghz using Coolermaster Hyper 212+ as a heatsink + Arctic Silver 5?
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MSI p67a-gd 55 and a hyper 212 plus i good for a bout 4.5-4.6
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I just did my new build with the MSI P67A-G45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582 There's a $20 dollar rebate so it'll end up only being $100.

If you haven't bought the cpu yet, you can get it combo'd (like i did) with the 2500k for $320, which saves you another $20 on the cpu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...2baa3350f34ee6

I'm running it at 4.5 GHz with 1.27 V set in the bios. I pretty much followed this guy's guide (the bios is mostly identical) http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-oc-guide.html

My CM 212+ cools it pretty well, and I'm only using the stock thermal paste, so I'd imagine that your Arctic Silver 5 would do even better.

A quirk with the board is that it's slightly shorter than full size atx, and only 6 motherboard stand-offs are needed, but it wasn't a big deal. It only comes with 2 right angled sata cables, so you'll need to procure some more if you need more than that. (It was perfect for me since I only have a dvd burner and a single hard drive) One last thing is that when navigating the BIOS, just use the keyboard, as mouse control is very inconsistent.
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