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post #1 of 23
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My friend is going with an intel build with a i7-2600K and plans on doing SLI. So since I am more of an AMD guy i could use some help with finding a good mobo under $200. Thank you in advance. Please no MicroATX boards.
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post #2 of 23
Asrock Extreme 3 GEN 3 or Extreme4 GEN 3 - P67 available on the extreme4 version as well.

Asus P8Z68 V / V PRO - P67 available as well and with GEN3.

Either one would be a great choice, read up on them and see which one suits your needs best in terms colour, sata ports, pci-e slots etc.

Hope that helps
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post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses. The AsRock board does look pretty solid. Mumaim1, any chance you can give me some links on newegg of the ASUS mobos?
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VS24AH-P LG IPS224V-PN ASUS VS228H-P 
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Ducky Shine II Red LED Cherry MX Black  EVGA GS 850W Coolermaster Storm Stryker Logitech G502 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB ASUS 24X DVD burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Push/Pull Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
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i7 3770k @ 4.2ghz 1.08 vcore GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI R9 290 GAMING Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Samsung 840 pro 128GB Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB NZXT Kraken X61 
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VS24AH-P LG IPS224V-PN ASUS VS228H-P 
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Ducky Shine II Red LED Cherry MX Black  EVGA GS 850W Coolermaster Storm Stryker Logitech G502 
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Klipsh ProMedia 2.1 Speakers Philips Fidelio X1 ASUS Xonar DGX Schiit Modi 2 Uber/Magni 2 
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AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4G ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 2GB 850/1700/2050 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1600mhz Low Profile 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB ASUS 24X DVD burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Push/Pull Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
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post #5 of 23
Here you go. Not bad for under $155.
Humm a asrock fanboi giving links for asus mobo's, lol
Actually they are pretty solid motherboard's just don't fit my color layout.
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ASUS board. Anything but ASRock lol. But that's just my opinion
    
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post #7 of 23
Asus P8Z68 V pro, got it, love it.
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Xylian View Post
ASUS board. Anything but ASRock lol. But that's just my opinion
Luck of the draw, doesn't mean everyone else's asrock boards are crap.
     
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xylian View Post
ASUS board. Anything but ASRock lol. But that's just my opinion
I'd give this one a read.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...33#post2380133

Starting with X58, AsRock has been making solid boards, especially after the Asus - AsRock seperation. Like how a few guys from eVGA went Sapphire to built their motherboards. Their Sandy offerings are some of the best and it'd be ignorant to assume otherwise so.
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post #10 of 23
Sorry too jump on the bandwagon but saves me starting a new thread really . I too am looking at building a new machine. I haven't really overclocked before but have decided asus is really the best thing for me. With the ability to do the auto overclock.

I have two main questions that haven't found the answers too. The motherboard I've looked at alot is the asus p8p67 pro the sabertooth equivelant and the Asus p8z68-v pro. I did also look at the asus ws revolution board. Any thoughts on this? I will need the board with the auto overclock feature as I won't have a clue to oc myself

What's the difference between the p68 chipset and the z68?

Also as part of the future proof I am going to get an nvidia gtx 580 twin frozr III lightning 1.5GB version however want to ensure when I sli it in the future there is enough room between the two cards to avoid over heating.

Will be getting the cooler master haf x gaming case. I'm running on a slight budget
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