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Looking for mobo suggestions for a 2600k build, around $200. SLI is possible in the future, but not too concerned with it.
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post #2 of 11
so many wonderful choices out there right now.

I'll give you my top 3 under 200$.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264
pci-e 3.0, sli & crossfire capable, asrock has really been stepping it up lately.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131790
fantastic and fully featured.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771
and how could I forget my sig board ? took me to 5.0ghz first try and has been solid as a rock. there are also a few nice boards in the for sale section currently..
post #3 of 11
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I do a lot of graphic work and folding, is z68 better for any of that or should I stick with p67?
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1 TB Seagate / 320GB WD W7 Asus 24" Razer Lycosa 
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1 TB Seagate / 320GB WD W7 Asus 24" Razer Lycosa 
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by k0smo86 View Post
I do a lot of graphic work and folding, is z68 better for any of that or should I stick with p67?
I would go with z68 just because its newer tech, although there's not many new features. The smart response tech is available on most z68 boards if you want to add an ssd with no hassles to speed things up. However most ocn people just install windows on the ssd manually. Some z68 boards will also support pcie 3.0 in the future with a bios update. However most people think pcie 3.0 is irrelevant. Im eyeing the axis p8z68v-pro gen 3. Its $209 on newegg. I say go z68 because its not much more than p67.
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I've had a great experience with my P67 Sabertooth and its the best looking board available for SB IMO. I've also had a P8P67 Pro and it was a great board too...
post #6 of 11
Love my Sabertooth. Having two pci-e X4 slots between the x8 slots is really handy.
It even has a single pci slot, not that I have a need for it.
Asus boot sequence is weird, but the bios is excellent.
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post #7 of 11
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2055502
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-Z68X4G3
Had it within 24 hrs with the free shipping. that was about 20$ cheaper than newegg.

pcie 3
3 slots, saber is only 2 correct me if I'm wrong
and thermal armor is lame J/k lols
Smart response is cool for a large storage drive that has games or other apps on it
Can OC and use onboard video at the same time (p67 cant) good if gpu dies... Backup!
Edited by cayennemist - 10/22/11 at 12:17am
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post #8 of 11
I've had a great experience with my UD7-B3. I bought it because I knew I'd save money in the end because I wouldn't have an urge to upgrade to a better board..because it's already the best.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2055502
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-Z68X4G3
Had it within 24 hrs with the free shipping. that was about 20$ cheaper than newegg.

pcie 3
3 slots, saber is only 2 correct me if I'm wrong
and thermal armor is lame J/k lols
Smart response is cool for a large storage drive that has games or other apps on it
Can OC and use onboard video at the same time (p67 cant) good if gpu dies... Backup!
True to this! Loving my ASRock E4 G3! By the way that's a smoking deal. Nice find!
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Crucial M4 128 WD Black 1TB (storage)  Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X NZXT Havik 140 
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by catcherintherye View Post
I've had a great experience with my UD7-B3. I bought it because I knew I'd save money in the end because I wouldn't have an urge to upgrade to a better board..because it's already the best.

If I had the cash that would have been my first... but Im very happy with ASRock. I honestly feel like they are headed in the right direction. dont be surprised to see them on top with ASUS and GIG very soon.

If they just got rid of that Coolermaster V8 heat spreader!!! then I would give the E4G3 a A+
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