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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hey, i just wanted to know which motherboard will be good for my gaming PC my current options are:

LGA Socket 1155


ASRock:
Fatal1ty PRO P67
P67 Extreme4 Gen3
Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

ASUS:
Maximus IV GENE-Z
P8P67 Evo
P8P67 Deluxe

GIGABYTE:
Any suggestion will be good.

MSI:
Any suggestion will be good.

MAX PRICE: £250


My PC Specs:

Intel Core i7-2700K Processor
Asus GTX560 Ti DirectCU II
G-Skill 4GB DDR3 2133Mhz RipjawsX (Will be changed according to the motherboard)
Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD
Sony AD-5260S-0B
OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Series Semi-Modular
CM Storm Scout
Windows 7 Ulitmate x64


Any suggestion or which of the above is good?
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post #2 of 11
Any motherboard is good for gaming as long as it runs your hardware properly. It all depends on which features you want or can do without and in what price range you require.
post #3 of 11
I haven't had any problems with the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, it's also very common among overclockers.

I'd say go for that one, if you have the money for it. If you'd rather not spend that much, the ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 is also good, from what I hear.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I was also wondering about the ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PRO or the Z68 Gen3? and is there any other motherboards that are really good with a red and black colour scheme or black and silver?
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G1 Sniper 2, except its expensive board
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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
how about the asus maximus gene-z?
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Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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post #7 of 11
The Asus Maximus is a great board for a basic gaming rig just remember it is micro atx and has only a three pcie slots so not much room for expansion. Any particular reason for going with the 2700k you would probably be better off with a 2500k if your not folding or anything that need hyper-threading. A quick overclock will provide you with similar performance for cheaper.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
i wanted to get the asus maximus iv extreme but it seems to be and extended atx that being i will have to change my case from cm storm scout any ideas for a cheap e-atx case???? around the same price as the cm storm scout
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
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Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
i wanted to be future proof with i7 2700k
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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post #10 of 11
Asus WS Revo or the Asrock Extreme7. The Sniper is overpriced crap with the now useless X-Fi, Killer NIC garbage and more similar gimmicks. That guy (Sin) is sponsored from Gigabyte to say these things; he would even try to make you buy a $450 X58 board at this time and date...

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=676133

do all those tests, then suggest it while not even mentioning it's a 2 years too late/overpriced board. Guy writes Gigabyte all over. I think he might even be working for them. So avoid his suggestions.

Both the WS Revo and Extreme7 are excellent boards with the Revo having a better slot config, but the Extreme7 is a bit more feature packed. Bit of a toss up. Can't go wrong with either one.
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