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Hey guys,

So I'm trying to build a new gaming rig, and I think I have all the components selected save the mobo.

So far, the system consists of:
i5 2500k
1 x GTX 560 TI
2 x 4gb kingston HyperX Ram
Antec 750w PSU
Somewhere in here will be a SSD

As for the mobo, I really don't know which to choose from. I might do some overclocking in the future, but as of now probably not. And when the time comes, probably SLI (2 x TI). The options are nearly limitless and I guess i'm trying to get the best bang for buck.

My budget lies around 150-170 tops? I haven't purchased the CPU yet, so i'm most likely trying to take advantage of the $40 cpu + mobo deal via MC. Should I go for z68 or stick with p67?

Again, this rig is mostly for gaming, and whatever daily activity (browsing, video watching etc etc)
Any one have any suggestions for me? Much appreciated. Thanks

P.S. I was told certain mobos, the SATA 6gb can rob the PCI-E bandwidth (or vice vesa, not very sure). Can anyone help me on that as well? Thanks again.
post #2 of 6
P67. is good enough unless you want Integrated graphics and SSD caching.

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

for Z68

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

for P67

Consider the Gene-Z as well.
    
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No Love for ASUS P8P67 PRO (Rev 3.1)?
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Hey guys,

So I'm trying to build a new gaming rig, and I think I have all the components selected save the mobo.

So far, the system consists of:
i5 2500k
1 x GTX 560 TI
2 x 4gb kingston HyperX Ram
Antec 750w PSU
Somewhere in here will be a SSD

As for the mobo, I really don't know which to choose from. I might do some overclocking in the future, but as of now probably not. And when the time comes, probably SLI (2 x TI). The options are nearly limitless and I guess i'm trying to get the best bang for buck.

My budget lies around 150-170 tops? I haven't purchased the CPU yet, so i'm most likely trying to take advantage of the $40 cpu + mobo deal via MC. Should I go for z68 or stick with p67?

Again, this rig is mostly for gaming, and whatever daily activity (browsing, video watching etc etc)
Any one have any suggestions for me? Much appreciated. Thanks

P.S. I was told certain mobos, the SATA 6gb can rob the PCI-E bandwidth (or vice vesa, not very sure). Can anyone help me on that as well? Thanks again.
I have a similar system. Right now MC has the I5-2500k for about $180, cant beat that with a stick! And I went with this board:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0364996

With them together, you're out all of $316.96. Hell of a deal if you ask me!
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hey guys. Thanx for all of your input. I didn't see the gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4 on MC site. what about GA-Z68X-UD3H as an alternative?

I was looking at the asus pro as well. And I do like the asus brand. But I guess it'll bill down to a cost issue.

Btw does any one have any insight regarding the sata 6gb and the pci bandwidth issue? I guess that would have say in which board I choose as I heard sli speed may be impaired. Thanx again
post #6 of 6
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I've narrowed down to 3 mobos and I just need a little push. The choices are:

1) ASUS P8Z68-V (non pro)
2) GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
3) MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)

I know there are 2 z68's and 1 P67. I probably won't be SSD caching, even though i'll be using a smaller SSD drive (64gb). Any reason I should or shouldn't get any of the above please let me know! Thanks!
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