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I need some help picking out a motherboard for my build.

Here's the build so far:
i5 2500k
Radeon 7850
(1) SSD SATAII
(1) HD - SATA 6gbps
2 x 4gb DDR3 1600 Mhz
Blue-ray player - SATA

I'd like something with two 16x PCIe slots/supports crossfire so I can add another 7850 in the future.

From what I've read I don't need a z68 since I won't be using the on-board graphics and won't need the ssd-caching? Are P67 boards generally cheaper, or does it not matter?

Here's one of the cheaper ones I've looked at:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1205342&CatId=7212
Edited by invain62 - 4/2/12 at 11:09am
post #2 of 5
Personally, I would go with a P67 chipset board over a Z68 board in your case, primarily for the reasons you stated. I've never really found the extra features of Z68 boards to be overly useful. They're also a little bit more pricey (~$50, from what I've seen).

I highly recommend either the P8P67 Deluxe or WS-Revolution, and a couple of the ASRock boards are also worth looking into.

Edit: What's your price-range and what are you going to use the build for?
Edited by 13ack.Stab - 4/2/12 at 11:15am
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Mainly gaming. The usual web browsing/movies, etc as well.

I'd like to find something as close to $100 as possible, but I really don't have a set budget. I'd say $200 would be my absolute max.
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Originally Posted by invain62 View Post

Mainly gaming. The usual web browsing/movies, etc as well.
I'd like to find something as close to $100 as possible, but I really don't have a set budget. I'd say $200 would be my absolute max.

Then check out the P8P67-M PRO. It's a great, solid board, and it's pretty close to your budget. tongue.gif
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WD Black 2TB ASUS Black Blu-Ray Burner Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
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Thanks, that mobo looks perfect for what I need.
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