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I am planning on upgrading my rig FINALLY! What are your guys' thoughts on this mobo? I am able to get it in a nice bundle with a Core i5 2500k on microcenter.
 
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post #2 of 22
Good board. Enough said.
post #3 of 22
With the Bundle its a good deal, especially with the integrated Intel NIC on board much better than a Realtek.
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post #4 of 22
You will love it.

12-phase power
4-sata 6 slots
More than enough PCIe slots
+Z68 features.

I love my P67 variant and it's my first Asus board I tried. Definitely impressed.
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post #5 of 22
Top quality motherboard. You won't regret the decision one single bit
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post #7 of 22
I have one in this rig, it's awesome. Incredibly stable, nice bios options, etc... I sometimes run 4.7ghz but lately I just run 4.4ghz to cut down on the voltage since it's fast enough anyway.
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post #8 of 22
good choice but spend the 20 more for the gen 3 it just came out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131790
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
good choice but spend the 20 more for the gen 3 it just came out:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131790
He's getting it in a microcenter bundle so that is probably not one of the options available. PCI-E 3.0 is only supported with Ivy Bridge processors, and IMHO if you have Sandy Bridge it can hold you out until Haswell anyway Plus the first gen of PCI-E 3.0 cards will probably run fine in PCI-E 2.x slots with maybe like 5% less performance (guess) anyway.
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post #10 of 22
I have the non-PRO version and I am very happy with it! I also got mine from Microcenter. The guy said they very rarely get them back DoA or with issues, and that almost everyone is very happy.

I love UEFI, it makes overclocking so much easier than with BIOS. Also, there are so many nice features.

Of course, there are also some features missing from BIOS, but that doesn't really matter to me.
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