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Okay sorry for yet another post on motherboards, I think I have it narrowed down with what I like. I don't mind buying these companies I don't think they're POS it's just they're cheaping because they haven't made a good name yet. I chose these because I need the red scheme. Upgraded system will be a 2500k. Biostar has 3 year over 2 year. I like the ASRock's IDE because my backup harddrive and my disc drive are still IDE. (Fail I know).

I'd prefer ASRock as most their techonology is ASUS I've heard. Biostar can do SLI (2 x8 slots). Which I think would be cool, just to say I have SLI, but I've always thought ti's better just to get a better single card and OC it. Single GPU with heavy OC is what seems plenty but SLI is always tempting... Otherwise it won't be for years till I get another GPU I believe. Next step is Liquid Cooling and big OCing.

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post #2 of 17
What boards are you comparing exactly?
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post #3 of 17
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Oh crap thought I posted em up, sec.

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post #4 of 17
I'd personally go ASRock
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post #5 of 17
Go for the Biostar, it is better and has SLI/CF Support. I have one and It is pretty awesome, and with the latest bios you get UEFI too, and you don't get that creepy Fatal1ty guy's face in the back either.
    
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What was wrong with your other thread? lol

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...1092370-a.html

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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
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did you read the OP? red??

I love that mobo though, looks sexy.
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did you read the OP? red??
The review also states "Inside this series we have the following motherboards: Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 / Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 / Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 / P67 Extreme4 Gen3 all featuring the signature gold solid CAPs and of course PCI-3.0."
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The review also states "Inside this series we have the following motherboards: Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 / Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 / Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 / P67 Extreme4 Gen3 all featuring the signature gold solid CAPs and of course PCI-3.0."

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RIght now I"m in the process of painting my case and changing all leds to red
that's why the Biostar is more convenient. The Fatal1ty shouldn't even be considered, the face in BIOS is a major let down.
Edited by munaim1 - 8/15/11 at 8:51pm
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