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I'm looking at 2500k combo deals. These boards have came up:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131703

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

I have no worries with going with MSi, as ASUS has really made angry lately. But, looking at these what do you think? And if I go cheaper like $130 what am I losing? I can't really see anything that I"m losing.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265

Still a bit expensive but it looks epicly awesome. I want aboard that's mostly black if possible :| I hate that blue in most boards. Also ASrock will be cool because they aren't so bloated and their name isn't made so they have to sell stuff cheaper to get more known
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Personally I have had good experience's with ASUS for a very long time, therefore I would say the Asus P8P67 PRo is the one, however, other mobo's at similar or lower prices are just as good. For example the best bang for buck is the BIOSTAR TP67XE, coming in at only $125. The next one seems to be the asrock P67 Extreme4, which without a doubt, has been absolutly amazing for some and I have heard nothing but good things about it, same with the Biostar.

I would recommend you to go with one that suits your needs best in term of features and past experiences. I personally would either go for the Asus P8P67 PRO or the Asrock P67 Extreme4.

Just a note, any mid range mobo with 8+2 and above, power phase would do. The overclocking capability is mostly down to the CPU.

Hope that helps
Edited by munaim1 - 8/15/11 at 9:04pm
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Okay thank you. People say Biostar is more of a 2nd tier company, but meh. I learned ASrock used to be a division of Asus? I love Asus products but their support is horrid, at least for me.

Also what am I getting with like instead of Pro going with the normal edition? Just little things like extra ports? The extreme4 is really lookin good to me, just looks awesome haha. And it has digital VRMs I think..

But really any boards do good? As in are you just trying to say whatever I can get the best deal on and suit my needs? Otherwise the other stuff doesn't really matter as much.
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Can you warranty open box products? Or if they break after 30days you just screwed?
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Okay thank you. People say Biostar is more of a 2nd tier company, but meh. I learned ASrock used to be a division of Asus? I love Asus products but their support is horrid, at least for me.

Also what am I getting with like instead of Pro going with the normal edition? Just little things like extra ports? The extreme4 is really lookin good to me, just looks awesome haha. And it has digital VRMs I think..

But really any boards do good? As in are you just trying to say whatever I can get the best deal on and suit my needs? Otherwise the other stuff doesn't really matter as much.
well not sure what people use to say about Biostar but I can say that in the 1155 dept they have done quite well, especially the TP67XE and same goes for most of Asrock's 1155 line-up. The ASUS P67 series are as follows:



Not any board, but a board that has atleast 8+2 minimum power phase. The mobo's I've listed above are the ones that are quite popular and best bang for buck.

Not sure about the open box thing, sorry.

EDIT:

As you can see the Pro compared to the other two on the right, allows SLI and Crossfire and has the extra PCI-E slot for a physx card or something.
Edited by munaim1 - 8/14/11 at 8:26pm
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Okay, 2 pcie is enough. How can it do crossfire but not sli? o.O

Think I'll go with this...ASRock Fatal1ty P67

Not totally sure though. Has good little things, hit one of the highest memory OCs aparently for these boards. Think I'll just have to settle without going SLI.
Edited by emeraldage - 8/14/11 at 9:54pm
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