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Hi,
I need some help figuring this out. smile.gif

What do you guys think of the MSI H61M-P21?
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post #2 of 11
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Something with crossfire would be a big plus!
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post #3 of 11
not so sure if the h61 can overclock a unlock SB chip. you might want to go after a p67 or a z68 board.

i have the bug, too.
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post #4 of 11
You can't OC with the H61 chipset.

Look at this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

not so sure if the h61 can overclock a unlock SB chip. you might want to go after a p67 or a z68 board.
i have the bug, too.

iirc this is correct.

edit: the asrock z68 ext3 gen3board is nice, and should overclock easy (I havn't had time yet to do it myself), but I did have issues with the onboard sound.
Edited by fewmgf - 12/13/11 at 7:25am
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post #6 of 11
I think either:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $125

Are your best options. Z68 + supporting 8x/8x Crossfire/SLI
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:

Best deal so far, Thanks
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post #8 of 11
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Hmm some reviews state that board stinks for overclocking though. How is the ASROCK?
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post #9 of 11
Well do you want a cheap board or one that will OC well? Something in between maybe?

IMO P8P67 Pro on sale for $159.99 right now on Newegg. It's cheap cheap but it will OC well
Edited by Nickzorz91 - 12/13/11 at 9:28am
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickzorz91 View Post

Well do you want a cheap board or one that will OC well? Something in between maybe?
IMO P8P67 Pro on sale for $159.99 right now on Newegg. It's cheap cheap but it will OC well

That ASROCK sounds like the best bang for buck based on reviews.
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