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Hey guys and girls, I have decided to give my current CPU/Mobo/Ram to the GF.

I need your guys opinions on which Mobo i should grab for my new 2500k Build.. I honestly can not decide..

I do plan on overclocking and this computer will be mainly used for Gaming

My budget is around $250 MAX!

Thanks and +rep to anyone who helps!
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Either a Asus p8p67 -v pro, Asrock Extreme (need to link) or a Gigabyte Z68 UD4.

You're pics changed, at least it doesnt make me hungry any more.
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Either the ASUS P8P67 PRO/EVO/DELUXE, P8Z68-V, P8Z68-V PRO or Deluxe boards will do you good. They are great and have a nice UEFI bios.

ASRock boards look good too, but I have no experience with them though...

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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Either a Asus p8p67 -v pro, Asrock Extreme (need to link) or a Gigabyte Z68 UD4.

You're pics changed, at least it doesnt make me hungry any more.
Haha yeah, I had to change my avatar as it made my self constantly hungry aswell

and thanks for the recommendations! I'll check them out now!

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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Either the ASUS P8P67 PRO/EVO/DELUXE, P8Z68-V, P8Z68-V PRO or Deluxe boards will do you good. They are great and have a nice UEFI bios.

ASRock boards look good too, but I have no experience with them though...

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I will look at all the above boards you have suggested, Thanks mate!
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post #6 of 23
I'd agree with Turrican, with one more suggestion...

This is an mATX board, but it doesn't skimp on features. The full ATX version of this board is over $300, so this one is a great deal without giving up much. I have it, and love it:

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA

It does have two PCIE slots for SLI.

I would seriously consider this board. It's in the same price range as the other Asus boards.
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I'd agree with Turrican, with one more suggestion...

This is an mATX board, but it doesn't skimp on features. The full ATX version of this board is over $300, so this one is a great deal without giving up much. I have it, and love it:

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA

It does have two PCIE slots for SLI (though it's 8x).

Unless you are hell bent on SLI, I would seriously consider this board. It's in the same price range as the other Asus boards.
I was actually eye-balling that board all day yesterday Haha.

I currently have an Asus R3E and I love it! Definitely one of the best if not the best, Mobo i have ever owned.

I also probably should have mentioned in my first post, That I do plan on SLI within the next 2 weeks! My bad
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post #8 of 23
As you can see, I edited my post - even the Z68 Pro that Turrican quoted does SLI @ 8x/8x. I'm not aware of any boards (especially in that price range) that can do 16x for 2 cards. I was building for an HTPC, so I never intended to run 2 cards and never researched it.

Great board by the way. The UEFI Bios is awesome. OC'ing is literally a couple of mouse clicks (in BIOS), and it looks fantastic. I love seeing the ROG logo when I boot up. (to the point where I have Rog skins for everything I can find, and all my internal parts are black & red).

My one caveat would be that the CPU slot is a little closer to the DIMM slots and the 1st PCIE slot than on an ATX board. Not a problem if you are using a tall cpu cooler. I was using a Scythe which is short but really wide (covers almost 1/3rd of the board), so it's kinda tight.
Edited by The Advocate - 10/15/11 at 7:46am
post #9 of 23
Problem with the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z and SLI/Crossfire is that the two PCI-E slots are very close. So graphics cards are getting little airflow when Dual GPU. Otherwise it looks like a Epic board.

In fact, I've ordered it for a build to a friend of mine.

But if going SLI or SLI in the future, it would be wiser to choose any of the boards I suggested, appart from the P8P67 Vanilla. PRO/EVO/DELUXE and all P8Z68 boards from -V and up are good for SLI.
    
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post #10 of 23
That board would be better if the x4 slot was above the other two..
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