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Good medium cost motherboard with overclocking and corssfire support for gaming and video editing?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi
So i am building a new rig with a 2500k i5 and im kinda at a loss as to what motherboard to get, I want something with crossfire support usb 3.0, estata, and lots of sata like at least 4 sata 6gb/s and at least 2 sata 3gb/s for a tatal of at least 6 satas. and i would like to keep it below $275 USD. So any suggestions would be appreciated
post #2 of 9
If you want lots of SATA, look at the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157240 ASRock P67 Fatal1ty professional. Most motherboards have 6-8 SATA's, while this has 10 SATA's (6 of them are 6 GB/s). It comes with a ton of accessories..

I have one, it works great. I am OC'ing to 4.7 GHz on air. I have x7 HDD"s in my case, and x2 SATA optical drives, the 10th port is for E-SATA.

Right now, the market is flooded with a ton of excellent motherboards. There is a ton of good P67 and Z68 choices.
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thanks thats exactly what im looking for. Does it have ahci ( im assuming it does )
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771
I use the P8P67, but it only has 2 6GB/s sata, other than that it's a pretty good motherboard. (have oc'd my 2500k to 4.8 w/o probs and cf'd 2 5870s)
edit: that mobo looks good, it does have AHCI.
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Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
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post #5 of 9
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thanks all, ya im just pulled between intel and amd im not shore which i want.
post #6 of 9
Depends of your resolution and graphics cards really.. since you said you were going to go crossfire and video editing intel is better.. much better.
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Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. It's $121.
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post #9 of 9
I second. For Video editing, a Intel is much faster.

Tomshardware.com has a TON of charts showing all the processors on the market side-by-side. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/3DMark-Vantage-Overall-Performance,2416.html

That might help you make up your mind.
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Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
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