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I've had nothing but problems with my x58 setup, and I was waiting for the BD release to decide which direction to go.

The choice is now clear, and I want to go to a 2500k. There are just so many boards out there and different chipsets. I'm kinda lost.

I'm after good overclocking tools, and sli support. Basically, the best bang for the buck.

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post #2 of 8
Look in to the ASRock Z68 range, amazing bang for buck, good UEFI and good overclocking
post #3 of 8
Haven't had any issues with mine.


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Haven't had any issues with mine.


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post #5 of 8
i got this
http://www.ebuyer.com/255159-biostar...erboard-tp67b-

overclocks my i5 2500k t0 4.2 ghz and could go higher if i wanted,and its cheap,
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post #6 of 8
Asus P67 boards are very good for the price.
You can pick up the P8P67 Pro for cheap and its got plenty of features for a good price.
You did not mention on board video or SSD cache so if you dont plan to use those then P68 boards will be fine.
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On board video is definitely not something I'm interested in.

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post #8 of 8
a lot of people favor the AsRock Extreme 4 Gen3 mobo. Seems to be one of the top boards recommended here. Personally I did not need SLI board so could not justify spending the other 50 dollars so I went with the P67 Pro 3 board and it is imo a excellent board for 110.00 Used the auto OC up to 4.4 Ghz and temps hanging at 35c and Vcore is about 1.14 So It is perfect for me as I do not need to squeeze every little bit out of my system.

Before I purchased the board I did, I was fortunate enough to get and read a lot of people asking the same question and the top 3 Manufacturers were Asus AsRock and Gigabyte. So I am sure any of those companies have offerings under 200.00 which would probably be great for the average person.
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