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Wow, it used to be easier around 8-10 years ago when choosing a quality mobo from the "crap" when building a computer

Now it seems every single major mobo company has several "versions" of the same damn basic mobo with minor changes that they don't bother pointing out very well to you, making it a real chore to sift through all of them through newegg and do enough research to make sure you grab the right one that doesn't come back to haunt you cause we all know neweggs lack of easy RMA with bad/dead mobo's

That being said, I realize this is asked ALOT but to save me crap loads of googling and head rubbing, can people give me some recommendtions on most important to me, RELIABLE and STABLE mobo for a new i5 k or i7 k build? Apparently, these new Intels you just overclock with increasing the multiplier and voltage depending on hard you push it?

If its that easy, I so no reason not to do a moderate overclock on my build, but I"m not shelling out big money for a freaking $300 overclocking monster and $100 on a CPU heatsink. I'm a fan of ASUS boards as they have been pretty good to me over the years. For memory, I was gonna throw in either of these sets, depending on what will work better for my build as far as stability with what mobo.

Thanks for any input to help narrow down this mobo choosing nightmare

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345
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If you're an ASUS fan, the ASUS P8P67 Pro Rev 3.0/3.1 is perhaps the most recommended 1155 board on this forum and definitely a "tried and true" choice. Good feature set and overclocking potential, as well. If you're looking for a more budget board, the Biostar TP67XE is a good choice.
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i really dig this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264
and id def go with the g skill btw better timings

but for asus if you dont wanna go top tier and still want a chance to sli or crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131702
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+1 for the Asus P8P67 PRO and for the Biostar as the most bang for buck 1155 mobo. The asrock P67 extreme4 is another that is fantastic for a very good price.

Regarding RAM read this: Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge H67/P67/Z68.

Hope that helps
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Oops, posted this in the wrong area, shoulda been mobo, 'im tired from a long day at work...

What about this asus model? Apparently Z68 will be compatible with Indy Bridge vs P67?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131730
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Freezebyte View Post
What about this asus model? Apparently Z68 will be compatible with Indy Bridge vs P67?
It's Ivy Bridge and P67 will be compatible as well.
Z68 offers some features over P67 such as SSD caching and quicksync. If you don't need or want these features then get whichever chipset is cheaper, they perform equally well.
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Any other input?
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