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Hello everyone,

Just picked up a i5 2550k facebook deal for for $150 and now I am looking for a motherboard. I would like to preferably stay under $250, but willing to go over with a really good reason, so open to suggestions. I don't know how difficult it would be or even possible, but would like to be able to hit at least 4.8-5ghz using xspc rasa kit. I would like the ability to upgrade to 2 gpus if I need to and most likely wont use 3. In addition, staying in atx form factor would be great, since working with eatx in my case might be difficult. I won't really be using any of the z68 features, so p67 is fine. Don't ever plan on switching over to ivy bridge with this mb. Currently looking at:

asus p8p67 ws revolution
asrock p67 extreme6
asrock z68 extreme7 (this one is pushing a little over 250 so questionable)
post #2 of 34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138317&Tpk=biostar%20tp67xe

^^ That board should serve you well.
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^LoLz It probably would :lachen.gif: Eh Maximus 4 ..Might as well wait for z77..tbh
I like the p8p67 pro....solid..That's what I need..ph34r-smiley.gif

http://www.howardcomputers.com/accessories/detail.cfm?source=googlebase&id=S10397325

^ I wouldn't order from those guys..just to illustrate..
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/19/12 at 7:41pm
 
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post #5 of 34
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Maximus 4 would be too tight of a fit in my case. Would make wire management really difficult. My motherboard just died on me, so I need a motherboard replacement asap. I was initially planning to wait for ivy bridge, but unfortunately I can't anymore.
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http://www.geeks.com/largePic_All.asp?InvtId=P8Z68-VPRO-BO-R&Pic=P8Z68-VPRO-BO-R-unit.jpg
Get a used one and save for the next gen..You already have the i/o shield/mobo disk.

^btw that board is a notch better than the vanilla one the other guy linked
What about rma?
 
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post #7 of 34
+1 On the v-pro!

(Shameless plug in) I have one for sale!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1230828/asus-p8z68-v-pro

Is it against TOS to do a shameless plug in?
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post #8 of 34
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Is there a reason most people seem to be recommending z68 motherboards as oppose to p67? I am going to be using discrete graphics.
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Originally Posted by dumdedum View Post

Is there a reason most people seem to be recommending z68 motherboards as oppose to p67? I am going to be using discrete graphics.

I think the best is p8p67 pro..no problems..
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/19/12 at 8:16pm
 
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post #10 of 34
What about the Maximus IV Gene-Z? You can sli/crossfire on it. As long as you aren't in need of another slot for a soundcard or RAID cards or something, you can't beat it. Especially the price:

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