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What motherboard should I choose for 2500k, 8Gb corsair, intel sad, nvidia gpu... etc.
I've got it down to this Gigabyte

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

OR
this ASRock

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

to be honest I like the looks of the gigabyte but ill go with whichever is best.

edit: forgot to mention I will want to over clock to 4.6 at least when i get an h60/70/80 whichever
Edited by chcolatesnw - 2/27/12 at 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by chcolatesnw View Post

What motherboard should I choose for 2500k, 8Gb corsair, intel sad, nvidia gpu... etc.
I've got it down to this Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
OR
this ASRock
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
to be honest I like the looks of the gigabyte but ill go with whichever is best.

the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155. It s a very solid relaable board and a nice UEFI BIOS..

Gigabyte make awsome boards but thier Hybrid BIOS on the LGA1155 sandy bridge borads didnt live up to its expectations.. plus people including me have had issues such as the boot loop issue..
However Gigabyte have picked up thier game for the pending release of z77 mobos and will be back with a vengence thumb.gif
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My vote goes to the ASRock as well.
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155. It s a very solid relaable board and a nice UEFI BIOS..
Gigabyte make awsome boards but thier Hybrid BIOS on the LGA1155 sandy bridge borads didnt live up to its expectations.. plus people including me have had issues such as the boot loop issue..
However Gigabyte have picked up thier game for the pending release of z77 mobos and will be back with a vengence thumb.gif

You had a boot loop issue too? I suppose you mean when you press the power and it cycles through power cycles without booting or anything?
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You had a boot loop issue too? I suppose you mean when you press the power and it cycles through power cycles without booting or anything?

i guessed my issues were related to the boot loop issue, on occasion i would hit the power button and the rig fires up for about 3 seconds and shuts off.. it usally takeas about 30 seconds or even a few tries before it finally boots.. then my BIOS settings are back to default such as last my RAM timmings jumped from 8-8-8-24 to 11-11-11-28 but still remained at 1600
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post #7 of 14
wow the asrock is going for $150 now? lol no wonder they jacked up the price, that thing was way too good for its old price ($110). i have that asrock board, and i'm very happy with it. don't know if i'd buy it for $150 though, would have to evaluate the market first
post #8 of 14
Definitely get the ASRock. The Gigabyte 1155 boards are honestly quite bad compared to ASRock and Asus.
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post #9 of 14
+1 for the ASRock. I've grown to trust them as their 1155 mobos have proved to be great performance with great value.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

i guessed my issues were related to the boot loop issue, on occasion i would hit the power button and the rig fires up for about 3 seconds and shuts off.. it usally takeas about 30 seconds or even a few tries before it finally boots.. then my BIOS settings are back to default such as last my RAM timmings jumped from 8-8-8-24 to 11-11-11-28 but still remained at 1600

I had the same issue. Any idea how to correct it?
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