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Ok well this Christmas Kardiac is getting a upgrade to Sandybridge and probably another 5870 for some laughs. Now I have in Mind the 2600K which I will get at Microcenter because I have one within a few miles of me. I will also be using the same ram that is in my current rig, Corsair 4GB Dominator GT's 1600Mhz. But the problem I have is choice of motherboard, I'm like almost completely clueless on this, but I'm trying to learn up on the different types of 1155 motherboards. I have been looking at getting the EVGA P67 FTW, what do you all think?
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I'm liking my Z68X-UD3H-B3, but this board and the Asus boards are both very popular-- I feel like there's very little difference in motherboards around that price range. As long as they're build with quality materials, offer a nice warranty, and have all of the slots that you require, I'd say you're set.

And that Micro Center deal is great, I got my motherboard and 2600k for $380. Have fun!
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I'm liking my Z68X-UD3H-B3, but this board and the Asus boards are both very popular-- I feel like there's very little difference in motherboards around that price range. As long as they're build with quality materials, offer a nice warranty, and have all of the slots that you require, I'd say you're set.

And that Micro Center deal is great, I got my motherboard and 2600k for $380. Have fun!
Haha thanks, the main reason I want the EVGA FTW cause it would match my case its pantied (black and red) and would preferably stick to that. Also yeah Microcenter is only good for their CPU prices normally, but they have other good sales too
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I'm liking my Z68X-UD3H-B3, but this board and the Asus boards are both very popular-- I feel like there's very little difference in motherboards around that price range. As long as they're build with quality materials, offer a nice warranty, and have all of the slots that you require, I'd say you're set.

And that Micro Center deal is great, I got my motherboard and 2600k for $380. Have fun!
i got the same last week. i7 2600k + Z68X-UD3H-B3 for $377 - $10 rebate! lol, $367. tho i am thinking about waiting for Ivy...not sure yet..i haven't done any unpacking.
Edited by malikq86 - 10/31/11 at 9:11pm
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well the maximus has the black n red too. but.. the EVGA looks good!
 
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The only real reason to get a Z68 board is if you want to use the onboard graphics or take advantage of the SSD caching. If those don't affect you, then a P67 board will do you well.

I'm really not a fan of spending over $250 for a mobo brand new, since anything higher than that is really just for e-peen. I would recommend an ASRock Extreme board, possibly the Extreme4 P67 since it's all black mainly. Doesn't have red on it but looks sick nonetheless.

MC has tons of deals though for CPUs + Mobos so I'm pretty sure you could get a better mobo for the same price as that ASRock.
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Hmmm... Could I get a some more input. Over all is the EVGA FTW worth more then the ASRock Extreme?

Another thing that's crossed my mind recently. Would it be better to maybe wait and get the Core i7 3820. (Sandy Bridge E?)
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