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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Motherboards+-+Intel-_-ASUS-_-13131771

I used this board on my friends build and it provides amazing stability, 5.4Ghz easy peasy on his chip.

and definately the 2500k
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nice helping him with all the links the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is another more budget choice. I'm still deciding whether to switch or wait til IVY im just bored and dying to mess around with a better performing cpu myself.
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Not trying to threadcap but is there something wrong with the MSI Z68A GD65 (G3)?

It's all Asus, Asrock and Gigabyte (and the odd Biostar here and there) here. I'm looking around for a s1155 motherboard as well and that's the one that has the stuff I need, without a lot of stuff I don't need at a decent price... Am I missing something? Or is there a lot of prejudice towards MSI (I understand, never looked at MSI before but my brother seems satified with his p55 something)

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Linky: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130611
Edited by Bloitz - 12/8/11 at 1:47am
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Dunno, I myself have no experience with MSI's 1155 boards, or any of their Intel boards. However myself, like a lot of other SB users that came over from AMD, which left us with the taint that is their vrm melt downs on the AMD side.

But as I said I dunno personally how well MSI does on this side of the fence.

That said, I had nothing but problems with my first 1155 board, a UD4... Often would get double, even triple reboots. Lucky for me the boards were all recalled and I got a refund, chip improved too by 300Mhz smile.gif

That's not to say all Giga boards are bad, just that people tend to recommend based on personal experiences.
    
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Go with the 2500k you won't regret it! I made the switch last month and i don't regret it one bit! Love my setup now, its much better than my 1090T. I will stick with Intel now. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post

Dunno, I myself have no experience with MSI's 1155 boards, or any of their Intel boards. However myself, like a lot of other SB users that came over from AMD, which left us with the taint that is their vrm melt downs on the AMD side.
But as I said I dunno personally how well MSI does on this side of the fence.
That said, I had nothing but problems with my first 1155 board, a UD4... Often would get double, even triple reboots. Lucky for me the boards were all recalled and I got a refund, chip improved too by 300Mhz smile.gif
That's not to say all Giga boards are bad, just that people tend to recommend based on personal experiences.

Yea, I understand. Like I said: I never liked MSI either but they seem to be getting their stuff together lately.

Anyways @ OP:
Do not mistake my post for a recommendation. I haven't bought it so I don't know how it'll hold up but I might get it tommorow/ Monday and I'll let you know how it fares. ( I'll do my best to break it so we can see how their VRMs do nowadays wink.gif )

EDIT:
Just placed the order (mobo dropped a whooping € 5 in price in comparison to yesterday biggrin.gif ) so I'll pick it up tommorow so I'll have some fun with it this weekend thumb.gif
Edited by Bloitz - 12/8/11 at 3:05am
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