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I've been thinking of upgrading from my four year old CPU/Mobo combo, and I've decided to go with Intel.

Now, one of the main things that people can agree on is that the i5 2500k is one of the best bang-for-buck CPU's. But I'm having trouble finding a good value/performance motherboard.

One of the things I'd like it to have is SLI/CrossFire compatibility, so far I've found two Mobo's that do this well:

The Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4

And the MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)

Now I know that there are a few smaller companies that make Mobo's as well, but I've not really heard of them, so does anybody else know a decent socket 1155 motherboard?
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I couldn't find it on the site you are using, but the Biostar TP67XE is a very nice budget board. It is usually ~$120USD and overclocks well with a good feature set. Check the stickied thread in the 'Intel - Motherboard' section to see a few benchmarks showing its solid overclocking ability. I don't think there's a better performing board at its price point.

Here's the newegg link to it if you want to see its feature set:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317


At a higher price point, many recommend the ASUS P8P67 Pro.
Edited by tcobb51 - 8/11/11 at 9:47am
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It's about £8.40 more than the P67A-UD4, but I recommend the ASUS P8P67 Pro:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...gb-s-sata-raid
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Everyone has their opinion, but I avoid MSI motherboards like the plague. Asus and Gigabyte have some pretty nice mid-range boards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
It's about £8.40 more than the P67A-UD4, but I recommend the ASUS P8P67 Pro:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...gb-s-sata-raid
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Ooops, didn't see that TC posted that. It's like trying to post against SkyNet...
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I recommend you this :

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...d-atx-graphics

This motherboard got Tom's Hardware Recommended Buy 2011.
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Gigabyte boards are very good but for me I kinda like the look of the Asus UFEI so I wlll be going for the P8P67 pro.

both the GB P67 UD4 and Asus P8P67 Pro are very good so wont go wrong with either one. Just depends on the layout and features you need.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post
Gigabyte boards are very good but for me I kinda like the look of the Asus UEFI
Heretic.
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post #10 of 13
Since nobody has mentioned it, and you want a budget board, the ASRock 1155 boards are supposed to be pretty good.

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