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I forgot about pcie 3.0, I believe any asus that says gen 3 can run pcie 3.0 with an ivy cpu installed. As far as the memory goes I don't know anything about it. I always find it luck of the draw. I can't seem to tighten the timing lower than cl10 at 2133 @ 1.65 with my gskill ripjaws.
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ive personally built a pc for a client with a p8p67 (w/e you call it ) asus and was able to get his 2500k to 4.9 stable within an hour of overclocking, it was a great board .
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I forgot about pcie 3.0, I believe any asus that says gen 3 can run pcie 3.0 with an ivy cpu installed. As far as the memory goes I don't know anything about it. I always find it luck of the draw. I can't seem to tighten the timing lower than cl10 at 2133 @ 1.65 with my gskill ripjaws.

SB does not benefit much from better timings tbh. It is all about the actual speed smile.gif
I read this is PC format Mag, can't remember issue number it was recent.
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these are the boards i would be looking at
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68VGEN3/

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_PROGEN3/

abit over your budget might elsewhere might have it cheaper
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131791
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68_DELUXEGEN3/

these 3 bords will let you push you CPU out to 5GHz (Alsong as your chip can run stable at 5). ok to good crossfire and sli features depending on the board
Also you could look at Asus p8p67 boards aswell..

i would consider looking at the ASRock extreme editions as well, they are rock solid great overcloking, xfire or sli boards.. and have come a long way to become one of the big 3 manufactures smile.gif
a selection here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=asrock+gen3&x=24&y=9
and my recomendation
ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

i hope that gives you some idea and helps your section thumb.gif
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Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone.

I think I got it settled. I'm going to go with:

2500k
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
GSKILL 2x4GB 1600mhz SNIPER 1.5v


EDIT: Are the Z68's much better? Is there any difference other than onboard video and PCI-E 3.0?
Edited by bigvaL - 1/27/12 at 1:30pm
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sabertooth will absolutely get that chip to 5ghz...
    
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sabertooth will absolutely get that chip to 5ghz...

Yeah it might do, but am just going on what ASUS said, seen as they made it.
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sabertooth will absolutely get that chip to 5ghz...

If Brad is correct in saying that a rep from the company said the saber tooth is not made for overclocking , I dont think its made for overclocking.
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sabertooth will absolutely get that chip to 5ghz...

I was going to say this, but I've seen a recent string of people barely breaking 4.5, even someone who couldn't break 4.2 :'(
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If Brad is correct in saying that a rep from the company said the saber tooth is not made for overclocking , I dont think its made for overclocking.
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I was going to say this, but I've seen a recent string of people barely breaking 4.5, even someone who couldn't break 4.2 :'(

I will try and find the proof, give me a moment. The vid was on Newegg with ASUS rep.
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