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ASUS P8P67 vs MSI P67A-GD43 vs Gigabyte P67A-UD3P ?

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I plan to assemble parts for a new (and much overdue) desktop in the next month or so, and will base it on the i5-2500K CPU, but am having a heck of a time figuring out the differences between all the mobo options out there.

I can get a decent deal on the 2500K bundled with one of these boards, but don't really know which is best (for their respective prices). I'm always trying out the newest games and would love to increase the graphics beyond the piss-poor levels I'm used to, as well as doing some very light CAD, typical surfing and MS Office work... and in the future will try my hand at overclocking (I hear the SB chips OC very nicely/easily).

Which would you buy, and why?
Edited by the_bears - 11/4/11 at 2:59pm
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The Gigabyte UD3P thumb.gif cuz it's simply the best of the 3 choices wink.gif
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Anyone else ?
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The GD53 is a slightly lower end model compared to my board. Personally, I'm very satisfied with it but you will also hear great things about the other boards. BTW, if someone tells you: "No! Stay away from MSI, their motherboards always blow up!" Well, that used to be true with their AMD boards they would sell for like 50 bucks and only when you put an overclocked high end power hungry Phenom II in it (which it wasn't meant to but that's another story).

Bottom line: All great boards.
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,5GHz - 1.296 volts MSI P67A-GD55 Asus Strix Geforce GTX 970 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 2x4GB 1333... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Mushkin Enhanced Joule 1000W Modular Antec DF-35 (Modded) Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI Mionix Sargas 900 
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Ooops typo.
It's MSI P67A-GD43 not 53 smile.gif
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Also my cooler is CM Hyper 212+
And i will be overclocking to 4.0-4.5 GHz
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