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Hello OCN

Can you Intel guys in the know help me out here?

I need a motherboard for an i5 2500k. I have 2 HD6950 GPUs and a single 4GIG DDR3 module.

On this page (because of where I live, this place best suits me) can someone recommend a board under $250?

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...rttypeid=0&t=2

Thanks!
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post #2 of 45
What kind of overclocking do you want to do? I mean, will you be using air cooling, water cooling, or what?
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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post #3 of 45
Thread Starter 
H70 Push/Pull

Not to bothered about an OC until the new HD7XXX are here. I won't max that i5 2500k with my GPUs anywho...

Its pretty much just to tide me over until X79...
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post #4 of 45
Is $250 the absolute limit?

I'm not impressed by what this store has under $250. The "best" they have is the P8Z68-V LE which isn't that impressive. The next motherboard up in price just so happens to be the exact same board I have: the P8P67 EVO! However, it is $299.99.

Here's the list I am looking at: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...ttypeid=10&t=2 (although, you still have to sort the list by lowest price first)
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #5 of 45
Thread Starter 
Whats the advantage of the EVO over the LE?

$250 is not the finial limit, I guess...So furious at AMD right now, forcing the swap so close to release...

This would seem pretty ideal for me...

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=15910

Yay? Nay?

Remember, just doing this for BF3, until we see new gen...
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Corsair Force Series 3 SSD [OS] + 4tB Bank ASUS Supermulti Dirve Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SA950 23'' LED/HD/3D/120Hz 
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post #6 of 45
holy high prices,batman..if you're not going to OC..http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=15609 on your combo..yay..why not cop a 1090t? ..since you already have the mobo n all..
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/13/11 at 11:05pm
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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post #7 of 45
Thread Starter 
Awesome.

Yeah, living in NZ sucks for buying PC parts man. If you want anything from a company inside the country, you pay the price, but you get it the next day...
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force Series 3 SSD [OS] + 4tB Bank ASUS Supermulti Dirve Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SA950 23'' LED/HD/3D/120Hz 
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post #8 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by swindle View Post
Whats the advantage of the EVO over the LE?

$250 is not the finial limit, I guess...So furious at AMD right now, forcing the swap so close to release...

This would seem pretty ideal for me...

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=15910

Yay? Nay?

Remember, just doing this for BF3, until we see new gen...
To be honest, I don't know what the differences are, but the P8P67 LE is a crappy board for overclocking, so I'm assuming that any "LE" version of the P8Z68 series might be just as bad.

Anyway, that combo contains the non-K 2500 (it's not the 2500K) which has a locked multiplier. Achieving even 4.0 GHz would be hard.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #9 of 45
Thread Starter 
Rude!

Thanks for pointing that out...

Cannot believe I missed that...
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Razer BlackWidow Corsair HX650w Modular Corsair 600T with Lian-Li Fan Controller Razer Mamba 
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Razer Goliathus 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force Series 3 SSD [OS] + 4tB Bank ASUS Supermulti Dirve Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SA950 23'' LED/HD/3D/120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Corsair HX650w Modular Corsair 600T with Lian-Li Fan Controller Razer Mamba 
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post #10 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by swindle View Post
Rude!

Thanks for pointing that out...

Cannot believe I missed that...
I have to admit that I didn't notice it at first! I think it took me about 5 minutes to notice it. lol

So yeah, you're not blind.
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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