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so, i've waited for bulldozer for 6 months and now its a complete failure. the i5 is 40 euros cheaper aswell, so i want to give intel a try. i'm going to use my rig for gaming, with an amd 6950 TFIII, and the i5 seems to be better at gaming overall than the fx-8150. i want a sturdy and good overclocking board, like the asus sabertooth 990fx, which i'd have chosen if i were to go for amd. i want it to at least have 2 pci-e2.0 ports, 1 internal usb3.0 and a black or red pcb
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i love my Asus P8p67 pro, great price, and great product, the bios is sweet for overclocking also. You might as well get the z68 edition, since its newer, but that is my vote. great great board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
there ya go!
Edited by thrgk - 10/16/11 at 7:40am
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hate the black/blue style:P i'd love black/black or black/red^^ its still the second most popular board in my country when you go for socket 1155, and there must be a reason for that^^ http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/cat/834/socket-1155-moederborden.html

how about the asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 at the top? its 30 euros cheaper, and its black themed. whats the difference between p67 and z68 btw?
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what about the extreme 3 gen 3? its only 116 euros
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Im liking my asrock extreme3 so far. had it for a couple days now(like u waited for BD but...you know) It doesnt have the external usb 3.0 header though, the extreme4 does but its way more expensive
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headscratch.gif Seriously!? You could of join in this thread conversation which is the same question you're asking... http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/1143633-mb-intel-i5-2500k.html
post #7 of 20
If you like a black/black scheme on a motherboard check out any of the Gigabyte's numbered UD3 or higher.

I personally have the Z68-UD3H-B3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

I haven't even bothered to overclock on it, but if you want something a little beefier the UD4 has 16 power phases, which I think is around double what the UD3H has.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128507

If you are looking for Black/Red then I think Asus has what you are looking for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131759
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I love my P8P67 Pro as well. I have the Rev 3.1 and its given me no issues. 16+2 power phase I believe. Got me to 5.2ghz no problem, didn't go any higher because my air cooling holds me back. The z68 boards offer ssd caching. Asrock has been stepping it up as late as well.

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so, i've waited for bulldozer for 6 months and now its a complete failure. the i5 is 40 euros cheaper aswell, so i want to give intel a try. i'm going to use my rig for gaming, with an amd 6950 TFIII, and the i5 seems to be better at gaming overall than the fx-8150. i want a sturdy and good overclocking board, like the asus sabertooth 990fx, which i'd have chosen if i were to go for amd. i want it to at least have 2 pci-e2.0 ports, 1 internal usb3.0 and a black or red pcb

bulldozer performed badly on asus & gigabyte boards but they performed nicely on asrock & msi boards so you can go wit amd,
but if you want to try intel get asrock z68 extreme4 gen3/gigabyte z68x ud4,these are great boards.
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P8P67 Pro is 12+2
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