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Hey guys i have decided that i will be switching to intel and i need a board that is stable without issues. I have read reviews with some boards that are having boot loop issues. My budget is around $325. I have decided on the 2500k processor but i am undecided on a MB. I will be using a single card set-up so SLI/Xfire is not really needed but it would be a plus if it fits the budget. Suggestions please... biggrin.gif
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Is that budget including CPU or not?
 
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if your just switching to intel, why not wait for Ivy bridge?? if you dont want to wait and want a good board then have a look at the Asus z68 maximusIV gene-z smile.gif
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if your just switching to intel, why not wait for Ivy bridge?? if you dont want to wait and want a good board then have a look at the Asus z68 maximusIV gene-z smile.gif

Was gonna say this, or if the budget is just for the board, the extreme-z biggrin.gif
 
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The budget is for the board plus the processor. I don't think it is really worth the wait for IB. Not sure if too much is gonna change and price is going to be that much of a difference. I can get processor for $179 @ micro center. I just want a stable board without issues.
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Then the Asus Maximus iv Gene-z mentioned will be great! thumb.gif
 
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Then the Asus Maximus iv Gene-z mentioned will be great! thumb.gif

+1 to the Asus Maximus iv Gene-z in this case thumb.gif
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Asus Maximus iv Gene-z sounds great but runs too much over budget. processor is $179 so that leaves around $140 for Mobo.
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Originally Posted by PC Tech101 View Post

Asus Maximus iv Gene-z sounds great but runs too much over budget. processor is $179 so that leaves around $140 for Mobo.

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

look for deals on the Asrock extreme series, they are great boards and highly regarded smile.gif
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
look for deals on the Asrock extreme series, they are great boards and highly regarded smile.gif

This. If your budget is a little bit lower, ASRock are a great brand, superb quality for price. I've had great dealings with them, never any problems biggrin.gif
 
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