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post #11 of 19
My 2 choices from that list are:
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z
ASROCK Extreme Gen3

Both are great boards, solid lots of capability. The ASUS board could e real over kill depending on what you are going to do. yet it's quality and capability are great. You do get what you pay for of course.

ASUS very high end
ASROCK is high mid level.

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post #12 of 19
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Is both ther asrock and asus easy to use and over clock?
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post #14 of 19
Overclocking on the Asus is fairly easy. Overclock potential will be limited more by the CPU than most boards imho.
post #15 of 19
Just get the same motherboard I have, if something goes weird, I can always test it out and give you feedback.
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post #16 of 19
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I ended up getting the ASRock Extreme.... it is pretty sweet spec wise.... my second choice was the ASUS.... and it was nice to try something different.... MSI boards are ok as that is what mine is, but could be better.... Gigabyte is decent, but never owned that either... I have owned ASUS and Biostar and only had trouble with ASUS (two different boards, but one was the original P67 followed by the revision which had something wrong as well which caused a boot loop unless you were lucky to clear the CMOS... not really impressed with P67 boards all in all... so I try not to hold that against ASUS too much)....

I spent actual cash of $350 between the 2600K and the ASRock Extreme (had $90 in gift cards plus $80 instant off with combo deal on top of the sale prices).

All I will have to figure out is what a good OC is on the standard cooler or buy an aftermarket and see what a decent OC would be that would not shorten the CPU's lifespan... and from there figure out the multiplier, etc.

LINK to the board I bought (but from Micro Center).
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 10/16/11 at 6:10pm
post #17 of 19
That's a great choice, I had the non-Gen3 version and it was pretty good. For overclocking, it has preset overclocking already built into it, just go into the bios and select which overclock you want, it does the rest. Standard cooler will probably get you 4.2Ghz, however, with the money saved I would get a decent cooler. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 is pretty good and usually around $20-$30. From there you could step up to the Corsair H80 for $80 from Frys.com:

http://www.frys.com/product/6756095?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Of course there is a lot of coolers in between those prices, but the point is that pratically any after market cooler will be way better than the stock.
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That's a great choice, I had the non-Gen3 version and it was pretty good. For overclocking, it has preset overclocking already built into it, just go into the bios and select which overclock you want, it does the rest. Standard cooler will probably get you 4.2Ghz, however, with the money saved I would get a decent cooler. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 is pretty good and usually around $20-$30. From there you could step up to the Corsair H80 for $80 from Frys.com:

http://www.frys.com/product/6756095?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Of course there is a lot of coolers in between those prices, but the point is that pratically any after market cooler will be way better than the stock.
Sweet, thanks for the help... hmm... I would consider water cooling, but I think that will be when I upgrade my sig rig for ivy bridge. The wife still likes here Antec P180.... I guess there is nothing wrong with that case, correct?
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Taking out the hard drive bay for long video cards is sort of annoying. I have the p182 which is pretty similar. I have an elysium for my new watercooling build though.
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