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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 good for a ~$1100 rig?

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^Title. Is this mobo good? Does it enable me any room to OC the i5 2500k SB 3.3ghz (3.7ghz Turbo) I'm getting? Or should I fork up some more cash for a better mobo.
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i hear it can oc to 4.2 but after that it gets sketchy. but over the extreme 3 is a great board for the price.
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i hear it can oc to 4.2 but after that it gets sketchy. but over the extreme 3 is a great board for the price.
What's a slightly better Mobo that isn't super expensive, in that case? I just don't want to go any higher over my already-over budget.
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just pray your not one of these
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to be honest i cant find a better board for the 130-140$ range. that board will be good.
edit: its right on the 140$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131773

if you dont mind the price asus boards are great ocers
Edited by Pvt Carnage - 11/6/11 at 2:02am
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I would go for the Asus P8P67 or a Z68 board.
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i have a p8p67m pro and im running at 4.6ghz
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What's a good Z68 board that isn't much more expensive than the ASRock one, that would be able to OC better and just overall be better?

Thanks in advance. There's just so many boards, I don't know how to sort through them.
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just pray your not one of these
That was due to the BIOS, it wasn't mature enough.


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What's a good Z68 board that isn't much more expensive than the ASRock one, that would be able to OC better and just overall be better?

Thanks in advance. There's just so many boards, I don't know how to sort through them.
I would go for the Extreme4 GEN3 motherboard.
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I love mine, no problems ocing
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