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post #11 of 24
I would recommend the MSI P67A-G45, it's an excellent value board with a lot of features. As long as you aren't planning on going to 4,8Ghz or higher, going SLi or need more SATA 6 ports, I would recommend this board any day.

I don't know if it's Ivy Bridge compatible though.
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post #12 of 24
Found a link which says that my mobo will be PCI-E Gen3 compatible & Intel 22nm compatible

http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/PCIe3_Ready/

Hope this helps

EDIT: updating the board with new BIOS now.
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
The BIOS versions can be had via FTP through ASUS, but they're also linked on the main page at www.station-drivers.com.

It looks like they only have two of the H67 boards listed:

The P8H67-M2 and the P8H67-M EVO.

I don't know whether or not this update makes these boards compatible with Ivy Bridge.

Thanks for this.

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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by danielwiley View Post
Thanks for this.

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post #15 of 24
I see that the new 1904 bios for my board says the same thing for new CPU's. I have never updated my bios since I built the computer in April. It is running the 1305 bios still. I have read too many stories about failed updates crashing the boards. I guess if it happens I will just get a better board, but I would like to avoid spending more money. Should I even update the bios? I have recently had BSODs related to GPU driver issues and I get that freezing in BC2 I guess due to the realtek audio conflict.
post #16 of 24
I just went ahead and bought the 2500k and Asrock z68 extreme 3. It is the best motherboard I could find for the price. Also has 8 phase digi vrm along with tons of other features. Not to mention it looks great.
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post #17 of 24
Get the ASUS P67 Deluxe or the Pro
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post #18 of 24
Nobody addressed the title of this thread. Why does Bulldozer suck enough to make someone waiting for it jump to the beautiful 2500K chip?

I'm not disagreeing. I'm asking to collect input so this thread can be more than just a "Sux, gettin' Intel." (which, arguably, should be your first sentence when you build a PC, but I digress. smile.gif )

This way, people that come here will be like: Oh, I see, now I can make up my mind for myself! And, of course, that means they will purchase Intel. devil-smiley-019.gif
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post #20 of 24
Pretty much Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte or MSI
    
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