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Well it has come time to upgrade my q6600 to the i7. redface.gif Its my birthday soon and my mother wants to buy me my upgrades! (since im a poor college student) I need to know which motherboard to get or any you would recommend? I am getting an i7 2600k, and i want to keep my motherboard under 150$. Can anyone give me some ideas? rolleyes.gif
    
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If you have a micro center pick up a micro center combo as they are trying to rid stock, More than likely you will find a good asus, gigabyte board that will fit your bill. I would try to go with a z68 series. If you are going to overclock look for board that have heatinks on the mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093977%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel%20Z68
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This one looks pretty good


If your mom is forking out the dough, you should really go for an i7 Extreme build on the 2011 socket.
By the looks of your Sig, you don't really need anthing but CPU, MOBO, RAM anyways. Tell her she is saving future money :-0
Edited by ComputerRestore - 3/5/12 at 1:01pm
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Look at the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z if you aren't going to need 3+ graphics cards.

It's a little over the 150, but maybe you can throw 30 bucks of your own cash at it or catch a sale. Very good overclocking. Some of the lower end ASUS boards only allow you to overclock by offset voltage, which I don't particularly like, but to each his own. Check it out:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
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