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i5 2500k mobo recomendations?

post #1 of 20
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I am ordering my computer parts on Monday, I don't know which motherboard to go with though. I am going with an i5 2500k with the intention of overclocking. I will use a 6870 video card and may crossfire in the future. I want to keep the price as low as possible with keeping a good overclock and high reliability. Any recommendations would be great.

I've briefly looked at these 3 so far.

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1)

ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3)

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0)
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post #2 of 20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131729
this would be the way to go, considering that is the newer z68 chipset
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post #3 of 20
I would reccomend the Maximus IV Gene-Z, mATX form factor with CFX/SLI support.
    
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post #4 of 20
..if you plan to sli or xfire..i would recommend a board that has2 2 x16 lanes versus x8 x8 with two video cards..with x8 x8 ..there's not much of a scaling...:? with AMD boards..it's the fx..brb..i'll try ta look a couple up
 
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post #5 of 20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265

Asrock extreme4 gen3. Mine should arrive Wednesday, looks to be a beastly board with support for pcie 3.0.
post #6 of 20
it's proven x8/x8 doesn't have that much of an impact on performance. maybe 1-3% on high resolutions. But if you really want to get the full x16 speeds, get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265

^^ beat me to it
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post #7 of 20
so far..all i've found is..GA-P67A-UD7-B3
 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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post #8 of 20
actually there is no change in performance from x8 x8 to x16 x16 maybe 5 frames a second. not worth griping about
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post #9 of 20
wow..that maximus gene looks nice
 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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post #10 of 20
http://http://www.hardocp.com/articl...x16x16_vs_x8x8
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Samsung 840 Evo 250gb WD Caviar Blue 1TB storage Corsair H100i Windows 10 
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Vizio M55 C2 Logitech G510s Corsair 850 Corsair 750D 
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MSI Interceptor DS200 
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Intel Core i5 4690k @ 4.5 Gigabyte Z97X SOC Evga GTX 980 SC G Skill DDR3 1600  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250gb WD Caviar Blue 1TB storage Corsair H100i Windows 10 
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Vizio M55 C2 Logitech G510s Corsair 850 Corsair 750D 
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