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Hopefully I"m upgrading soon enough. p67 + 2500k. Do you think this is a good deal? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.660241

Gonna have to work hard next week the money as I don't really have anything. I was also thinking about the Asus p67 with digital VRMs, but that's an extra 40$ (With the savings for the combo). Is that really worth paying for? Looks like the MSi uses polymer capacitors. Plus I had a bad run in with ASUS support recently..

Love to take any more recommendations for motherboards! p67 is the best for me.

I'm sure I'll get an SSD someday in the future when they're not crazy expensive. So how much do the z28s help SSD speed? I'd think they're fast enough haha.

Also do the sandy bridge motherboards really even need cooling? Since the Northbridge will always be running at the same speed. (I think)
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Hey mate, to answer a few your questions:
*looks like a good deal, I'm just wary of MSI boards in general
*I'm not sure 40$ is worth it for the moment, but if you're considering you may be keeping this rig for "x" years you may want (for example) the UEFI and fan control provided only by ASUS boards. I've also had my bad luck with ASUS support, best avoid it. This said I've never has an Asus board fail, my support queries were just some questions that seemed to be answered by bored untrained employees.
*polymer capacitors and digital VRM are nice things to write on the box, but their real world value is questionable. I'd rather have them than not, but dunno if I'd pay more for them.
*p67 - Asus due to their UEFI implementation
*all SandyBridge Intel chipsets have the same SATA controller, the SSD will be just as fast on any of them
*all chipsets heat so they need some kind of airflow, even if it's not a fan directly on top of them
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post #3 of 6
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Okay that helps a bit. All p67s have UEFI? And my current ASUS is bad so I need something new. Along with my harddrives. -.-

I'd think the heatsinks would be enough. As the manufactorer put em there and if you don't OC you won't have really any heat issues. Unless it'll still make the NB hotter and what not. I was just wonder because I do wanna try water cooling in the future, so all the computer will have is exhaust fans really, maybe an intake.
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I run my current sig rig off completely air. Except for my H50, but even then, it runs a push/pull configuration and I get really good temps an my GTS 450 oc'd at 925/1825/1900 ran at 40* idle, and 67* under load. I think you'll be just fine to oc till you get a loop. But just buy a Noctua or a 212+ or a Corsair H series till then. And keep the air flowing threw that case!

EDIT - As for the deal, it looks like a pretty sweet deal. I got my z68 board and my 2500k in a combo deal and I wish I would have went with an Asus board instead of my Gigabyte board (Boot cycling issues). So, with that being said it's really all on your budget and if you wanna spend the extra cash. There's hereof stories to every company but it really all depends on how much you can/want to spend. So if you can afford the combo, buy it, warranty it, and don't look back
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Okay thanks a lot. I was just wondering if the motherboard really needs cooling is all. Since you're not going to be overclocking the northbridge, why does it need extra cooling?

But yeah my temps are just fine water cooling comes way in the future. But I'm at 875 core and getting like same 70c load. Which isn't anything. I'd be fine hitting 95c in a crazy benchmarker like furmark. But as furmark makes the capacitors squeal, not thanks. Once I get watercooling it's probably not about temp anymore just about how much voltage it can take Supposibly the ASUS PCB for this card is built real robust, no confirmation though.
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MSI graphics cards are great, there motherboards, I'd also stay away from them!
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