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Currently, this is my mobo. According to a thread for lga 1155 mobos (P67/Z68), it has almost the lowest amount of VRMs (6 or 8 I think).

It's still within 30 days of my purchase, and I don't mind the restocking fee. Can anyone suggest me a better board that's less than $250? Even though I have SSD, I realize that I don't actually plan to use it as a caching drive, nor do I usually do the video editing. So, unless Z68 has other stuff to offer, I'll just ditch it for a P67 instead.
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Asrock P67 Extreme4 or Asus P8P67 Pro are great choices. If you don't necessarily need bells and whistles, the Biostar TP67XE is a great no frills board.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
Asrock P67 Extreme4 or Asus P8P67 Pro are great choices. If you don't necessarily need bells and whistles, the Biostar TP67XE is a great no frills board.
What kind of "bells and whistles" are you talking about?
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And, when I switch the mobo, I'll have to call Microsoft and have them reactivate my key again after I finish installing, right?
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And, when I switch the mobo, I'll have to call Microsoft and have them reactivate my key again after I finish installing, right?
If you used a EOM key then yea.
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If you used a EOM key then yea.
Aw shuck, thank you for info btw.
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post #7 of 8
If you have an OEM key you need to buy another as OEM keys are tied to the motherboard they are first activated on
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What kind of "bells and whistles" are you talking about?
Missing top PCI-E x1 slot compared to other boards, only 5 SATA, no USB 3 headers.
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