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i'm making the jump now to the sandy bridge processors, i'm getting the 2600k what's the best 1155 Mobo out there including stability, performance, and highest overclock by reviewers.
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oc is usually based by cpu, not mobo. i got 4.8ghz on mine with 1.385 vcore. where as my friend can hit 4.7ghz at less than 1.25 vcore... when we swapped the chips out i was able to achieve similar overclock, and hed bsod while trying to do it with mine. more chip than mobo.

id suggest going by warranty and customer service. a z68 or p67, for performance over an h series. MSI make great boards, so do asrock. although asrock has crap customer service, same for asus. also theres an issue with asus mobos not wanting to come out of sleep or power on, requires hard shutdown and reboot. so IMO and my personal preference is to stay away until they fix it. MSI bases warranty per serial, so if you ever resell the product you can sell it with the remaining warranty.

the biggest differences are the features them selves. get a board that has enough sata ports to support the raid arrays you want, and can acomodate all the cards you want to put in them. read the manufacturers manual before making a purchase on a board you like. a board mite have 2 pcie 3.0 slots and 1 pcie 2.0 slot, but when using the 2.0 you may lose the ability to use sata ports and pcie ports. worth looking into before hiting that "add to cart" button.

also make sure you get what you pay for. a hdmi port for the IGPU on the 2600K may not seem important now, but later down the road you may want to add a cable to run to your tv, without interupting anything on your desk. i have a similar setup.

p67 and the z68 both have great performance options, the z68 also has all the features of the h67 chipset so you can use and overclock the IGPU. its also the chipset that MSI and Asrock confirmed using ivy bridge engineering samples on, and theres a very good possability that youll be able to just drop one into your rig when they are released.

my thoughts, and rants

edit: dont know too much about intel mobos, evga usually has good reviews, beleive most if not all of their boards come with a lifetime warranty like their graphics cards.
    
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post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by microfister View Post

oc is usually based by cpu, not mobo. i got 4.8ghz on mine with 1.385 vcore. where as my friend can hit 4.7ghz at less than 1.25 vcore... when we swapped the chips out i was able to achieve similar overclock, and hed bsod while trying to do it with mine. more chip than mobo.
id suggest going by warranty and customer service. a z68 or p67, for performance over an h series. MSI make great boards, so do asrock. although asrock has crap customer service, same for asus. also theres an issue with asus mobos not wanting to come out of sleep or power on, requires hard shutdown and reboot. so IMO and my personal preference is to stay away until they fix it. MSI bases warranty per serial, so if you ever resell the product you can sell it with the remaining warranty.
the biggest differences are the features them selves. get a board that has enough sata ports to support the raid arrays you want, and can acomodate all the cards you want to put in them. read the manufacturers manual before making a purchase on a board you like. a board mite have 2 pcie 3.0 slots and 1 pcie 2.0 slot, but when using the 2.0 you may lose the ability to use sata ports and pcie ports. worth looking into before hiting that "add to cart" button.
also make sure you get what you pay for. a hdmi port for the IGPU on the 2600K may not seem important now, but later down the road you may want to add a cable to run to your tv, without interupting anything on your desk. i have a similar setup.
p67 and the z68 both have great performance options, the z68 also has all the features of the h67 chipset so you can use and overclock the IGPU. its also the chipset that MSI and Asrock confirmed using ivy bridge engineering samples on, and theres a very good possability that youll be able to just drop one into your rig when they are released.
my thoughts, and rants
edit: dont know too much about intel mobos, evga usually has good reviews, beleive most if not all of their boards come with a lifetime warranty like their graphics cards.

alright thanks for the information, what about gigabyte mobo are they any good.
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post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by AWESOME_3_SOME View Post

alright thanks for the information, what about gigabyte mobo are they any good.

eh... last i saw was one of them catching on fire and a recall on the g1 sniper... or assassin... not sure if these were 2011 or 1155 series boards though. i dont really care for what they have, personal preferance. they lied about having pcie 3.0 slots and havnt been showing as much good as bad lately.

edit: MSI: good boards, great customer support, good warranty
Asrock:great boards, crap customer support (you have to leave a message when you call), ok warranty
evga: good boards, great customer support, great warranty
asus: questionable boards, crap customer service which leads to questionable warranty
Edited by microfister - 12/28/11 at 8:17pm
    
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I can hit 4.9ghz at 1.35v. i'm running at 1.28 24/7 @4.5ghz.
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post #7 of 27
Go with ASUS, AsRock, or MSI. Gigabyte's been making some very "meh" motherboards as of late. They also, from what I've read, have a bad vDroop problem with their 1155 boards.
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alright guys thanks, i guess i'm getting the MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS on new egg. it also got good reviews & features smile.gif.
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWESOME_3_SOME View Post

i'm making the jump now to the sandy bridge processors, i'm getting the 2600k what's the best 1155 Mobo out there including stability, performance, and highest overclock by reviewers.

The Asus ROG boards.

However I'd go with a Asus P8Z68-V PRO Gen3. Ivy ready and comes with everything you could need. Also a great overclocker.

Wouldn't recommend Gigabyte, I've used 2 of their P67 boards (the UD3 and UD5) and I wasn't impressed. No UEFI, overclocking isn't as smooth as on the Asus boards and their software utilities SUCK.

ASRock is good if you want to a great bang for buck board, but you will sacrifice 2 years of warranty (Asus have 3 years, ASRock have 1).

No experience with MSI.
post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWESOME_3_SOME View Post

alright guys thanks, i guess i'm getting the MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS on new egg. it also got good reviews & features smile.gif.

read the manual at msi.com

i wasnt kidding about the limitations of a chipset

http://msi.com/service/download/manual-17221.html

not detering you but if your surprised after the purchase, its your own fault tongue.gif
    
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