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I have been thinking about building an i5 rig, but am not too sure about a mobo. I've been out of the "PC game" for a little while now, so I am a bit behind on whats good. I have always been a fan of Asus and EVGA, but I also do not want to spend an arm & leg on this build. I just missed an amazing deal at frts (i5 - 2500k w/ P8P67 mobo $279 eek.gif ) I do plan on OC'ing and the CPU will most likely be on water. BX80623I52500K is the CPU I was planning on getting
anyone have some suggestions on mobos I should take a look at?
one of the P8P67's is looking pretty nice, but idk.

THANKS!
Edited by qbical - 10/24/11 at 12:26pm
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post #2 of 11
I've use the asrock extrem4 z68 but after it was buggy i change to asus pro-v board with no issues


Asus got my vote.
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Originally Posted by bored7one4;15436680 
I've use the asrock extrem4 z68 but after it was buggy i change to asus pro-v board with no issues


Asus got my vote.

What exactly was buggy with the extreme4?
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by bored7one4;15436680 
I've use the asrock extrem4 z68 but after it was buggy i change to asus pro-v board with no issues


Asus got my vote.

I find this funny simply because Asus and ASRock are made by the same company. I have an ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 with an i5 2500k and have no problems so far.
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What exactly was buggy with the extreme4?

Nothing was buggy, people just like to exaggerate.
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Nothing was buggy, people just like to exaggerate.

Yup
post #7 of 11
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looking like a pretty sweet board and i LOVE the fact that it has the 775 holes for those coolers. 75$ less that i need to spend I am kinda bummed that board is really only available at newegg though. I am going to wait and see if it goes on sale sometime soon
any other board suggestions?
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post #8 of 11
I have the asrock z68 professional gen 3 and love it, this board is great and would highly recommend it if you don't mind the price.
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post #9 of 11
I had a z68xp-ud4 and it was flawless.
I currently have a z68x-ud4 and it's flawless. I also have a MIVE and it's flawless.
The Asrock boards have come along way and most are very impressive to look at and work with. Evga was kinda behind the 8 ball on P67 but i hear the Z68 line performs quite well.

But in all honesty 90% of the current boards out right now are pretty good.
    
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post #10 of 11
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I am freakin torn right now. I am about 85% on the ASRock because the reviews are pretty good AND the pre-drilled 775 holes are HUGE for me. However, asus boards have been really really good to me over the years and idk crap about MSi, so I am hesitant altogether. The Extreme4 is def at the top of my budget though.
I would like to order by tomorrow AM, so let me hear it.


ASRock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
Asus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131706
Msi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130582
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130573
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130572


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
OR (seems like a KILLER deal)
http://www.frys.com/product/6487402?site=sa:adpages%20page:6
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