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Newegg is outof stock, but if you can find a P67 Sabertooth you will not be disapointed. Excellent mobo that does everything you ask and looks unique.
It overclocks easily and very well.
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Hijacking this thread since OP got his answer and everyone's still here, what's a good price/performance motherboard? I'm looking to spend $100 plus or minus some thumb.gif

That Microcenter deal is really tempting me to upgrade from trusty ol' AMD.
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Okay, I am going to pull the trigger on the gene z board. Thank you everyone for all their help, it was greatly appreciated.

Why gimp yourself with a micro board if you aren't running a micro case?
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Would I have heat issues if I were to use 2 gpus on an maximus gene z?

+1 to the Asus maximus gene z.. altough spacing may bet tight, many people will show you two high end video cards will fit without a problem.. i am sure someone will come along and show you this..
or you can get a nice Asus P8Z68 or P67 whatever you liking is.
for your budget this is nice
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263
ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157231
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506
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Okay, I am going to pull the trigger on the gene z board. Thank you everyone for all their help, it was greatly appreciated.

Yeah many guys run sli on that board, nice thing although onboard sound isnt as good as a full on sound card, this one has some creative labs codecs for gaming too.

There is one guy in here with sli gtx580's and another dude with CF 7970's with no issues. I can find the links if you need em

edit
here is what the next gene-z will be but no word when it will release in case your a patient person, im not lol
maximus v gene-z z77 mobo
http://rog.asus.com/86042012/guides/unboxing-the-maximus-v-gene/
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Why gimp yourself with a micro board if you aren't running a micro case?

This was a concern for me at first, but in the end I knew it was everything I needed and I havent looked back, now that I actually have a matx mobo it has been tempting to stuff my rig into a silverstone TJ08B-E or fortress biggrin.gif
Edited by 66racer - 3/19/12 at 9:46pm
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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.

because z68 is a newer chipset and can be had for the same price if not cheaper in some cases.
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because z68 is a newer chipset and can be had for the same price if not cheaper in some cases.

+1
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All you people recommending boards that cost more than $150 make me laugh and remind me why I hate this place thumb.gif
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All you people recommending boards that cost more than $150 make me laugh and remind me why I hate this place thumb.gif

You get what you pay for but a system must be balanced, sure if you dont overclock your cpu ANY mobo will do so long as the chipset does what you need it too, but we are here at overclock.net, name says it all lol If you hoping to get the most out of a cpu you need a solid mobo.

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Besides that, your asus maximus iv gene-z mobo cost over $150
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You get what you pay for but a system must be balanced, sure if you dont overclock your cpu ANY mobo will do so long as the chipset does what you need it too, but we are here at overclock.net, name says it all lol If you hoping to get the most out of a cpu you need a solid mobo.
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Besides that, your asus maximus iv gene-z mobo cost over $150

I don't own the IV GENE-Z, but nice try. I have the sig to support the group because I was the original creator of it.

And yes, you do get what you pay for, and sometimes you get more than what you pay for, and sometimes you get less than what you pay for.

The Biostar TP67XE is a cheap board that has been PROVEN to overclock an i5 2500k to well over 5ghz without issue. thumb.gif

People think just because a board is expensive, it must be a great overclocker. Truth be told I had a $90 motherboard that took a Xeon X3440 up as high as a $150 and $200 motherboard.

But whatever, it's the OP's money. Enjoy wasting unnecessary money. smile.gif
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