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need first intel board for 2500k build. Recomendations

post #1 of 4
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Hello all,
I need to redo my computer after a nasty surge... Currently looking at trying intel over AMD since ive ran AMD for over 10 years now. Here is the thing, Computers used for Applications for school and including gaming. I have not bought the CPU yet but, looking at a going with the 2500k.. Mother board must have room around CPU Slot for watercooling. Any recommendations? Searched around and got a few good ideas. Just need that input to pull the trigger on this build.
Thanks
Ron
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5200+ Asus Crosshair Radeon 3870 Corsair XMS2 4gig 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250 Vista X64 Samsung 22" Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Silverstone 750 Tsunami Dream Kensington Optical Elite 
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5200+ Asus Crosshair Radeon 3870 Corsair XMS2 4gig 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250 Vista X64 Samsung 22" Logitech G15 
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Silverstone 750 Tsunami Dream Kensington Optical Elite 
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post #2 of 4
If you do decide on the 2500K ( Hope u do ) their are several very good motherboards to choose from but i can only speak on behalf of the ASRock z68/ P67 extreme4 gen3 boards.
Asrock has really stepped up on their quality and preformance since they have severed from asus. They are not the buget board you used to know.

Not going into great detail about every aspect of the board but overclocking this paired with the 2500K is so easy. I don't game so i'll leave that to someone else who can atest to this beast. GL with your build however you decide.
My CM sniper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.8ghz @ 1.4v. ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 EVGA gtx470 SC GSKILL SNIPER DDR3 1600 2X4 9.9.9.24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
CRUCIAL 64GB SSD 1-VR300 4X F3 1TB SAMSUNG 22X SATA DVD BURNER WINDOWZ 7 64BIT 23'' ACER P235H WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G15 V 2007 CORSAIR TX750 CM STORM SNIPER/ MODDED OCZ DOMINATRIX 
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ALL OVER THE TABLE ON BOARD 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.8ghz @ 1.4v. ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 EVGA gtx470 SC GSKILL SNIPER DDR3 1600 2X4 9.9.9.24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
CRUCIAL 64GB SSD 1-VR300 4X F3 1TB SAMSUNG 22X SATA DVD BURNER WINDOWZ 7 64BIT 23'' ACER P235H WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G15 V 2007 CORSAIR TX750 CM STORM SNIPER/ MODDED OCZ DOMINATRIX 
Mouse PadAudio
ALL OVER THE TABLE ON BOARD 
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post #3 of 4
I am in the same boat also and do not want to high jack this thread.
Been looking at this board, it's also a gen3 board.
http://www.excaliberpc.com/610003/as...en3-intel.html
Not to much input on this board yet...
Done for now
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i5 2500k P8Z68-V GEN3 MSI GTX560 TI Hawk G Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 
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Seagate Baracuda Asus EVGA Superclock Win 7 64bit Pro 
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NZXT 850w CM Sniper LogiTech G9x 
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i5 2500k P8Z68-V GEN3 MSI GTX560 TI Hawk G Skill F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 
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Seagate Baracuda Asus EVGA Superclock Win 7 64bit Pro 
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post #4 of 4
I suggest the P8P67 PRO.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.8 GHZ 1.33v  ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 1000/1575 1.149v 12 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X Razer Deathadder Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DG 
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JVC HA-RX900  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.8 GHZ 1.33v  ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 1000/1575 1.149v 12 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X Razer Deathadder Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DG 
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JVC HA-RX900  
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