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[Decided] Choosing a 1155 motherboard.

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I'm configuring a computer for my friend and I need help choosing a motherboard from the list below. It's from Micro Center, and apparently they have $50 off selected models when purchased with a 2500K. My eyes are on the P67 Extreme4 Gen3, since I used that in a previous build. I'd like to know your opinions for the motherboard, planned specs are listed below the picture.

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$180 Intel 2500K
$47 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB)
$110 Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid
$170 XFX HD 6870 1GB Dual Fan
$150 SeaSonic X660 Gold
$100 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
$100 NZXT H2 Silent
$20 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
$18 DVD Drive
(leaves $105±50 for mobo)

Budget $1000±50
Edited by SprayN'Pray - 1/18/12 at 7:30pm
    
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post #2 of 7
p8z68v-pro IMO..or p8p67 pro
:thinking.gif: no maximus4 gene-z?
 
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P8Z68-V
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Can anyone explain to me why the P8Z68-V is better than the others?
    
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solid board...good support
better gpu slot-spacing...higher quality chokes

..that's the v-pro..not LX
 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Originally Posted by SprayN'Pray View Post

Can anyone explain to me why the P8Z68-V is better than the others?

Asus did very well with Z68
It has a lot of nice features for a great price.
Stable
12 + 4 phase power for overclocks.
Customer Service.
Great slot spacing.
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MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
DELL U3011 DELL U3011 DELL U2410 Ducy Shine 2 
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Yamaha HS80m 
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4 x 4Gb Corsair Dominator 1866MHz Samsung 830 256GB LG DVD Burner Win 7 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
DELL U3011 DELL U3011 DELL U2410 Ducy Shine 2 
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post #7 of 7
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Okay, thanks!
+rep to both of you smile.gif
    
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WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA 6Gb/s Windows 7 Professional x64 Acer X223W 1680x1050 Razer Lycosa 
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