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I want to buy a motherboard for my new i5 2500K, I have seen many motherboard but don't know which is right for me. my budget is around $ 140.

this is the motherboard I've seen.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

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

Or a better recommendation for the same price?

I use my PC for gaming and video Render, also want to do an overclock to 4.5GHz.

Thanks a lot!
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post #2 of 8
What board are you currently using? Do you actually need a new board to get your 2500k to 4.5??
post #3 of 8
All of those boards are going to be about the same, performance and feature wise. Gigabyte and Asus especially so. Asrock is generally, in my and many on the forums here, considered a bang for the buck type of company, where you can get a surprising amount of features for a little bit less money.

These boards are going to be so similar it can pretty much come down to which you feel is the most aesthetically pleasing. My Asus has served me well and I seem to like the bundled software, though can't compare it to the others because obviously I only own this one.

Any of them will also take it to 4.5GHz. Quite easily i'm sure. Unless someone has something negative to say of these boards I'd say you could literally flip a three sided coin and be happy with whichever came up.

I'm sure that's not entirely helpful but it is my honest opinion, Good Luck!
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I really like Gigabyte but I have so many friends that swear the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 is the way to go for 2500k ! Honestly I have heard them talk so much about it that I would get one and I normally only buy Gigabyte.
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Originally Posted by Samurai707 View Post

What board are you currently using? Do you actually need a new board to get your 2500k to 4.5??

Right now I have a old pc, a 775 socket.
Edited by Type-R - 3/20/12 at 11:51pm
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I think I'll stay with the Asrock, I hope it's the right choice.
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I think I'll stay with the Asrock, I hope it's the right choice.

Best choice out of that selection you had listed thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Struzzin20 View Post

I really like Gigabyte but I have so many friends that swear the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 is the way to go for 2500k ! Honestly I have heard them talk so much about it that I would get one and I normally only buy Gigabyte.

souinds like me XD
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I think I'll stay with the Asrock, I hope it's the right choice.

Yeah you have made a good choice, Asrock are very solid boards.. you will be happy thumb.gif
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