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Firstly, I know that this has been covered before but there has never been a definitive answer. I want 4 SATA 6GB/S connectors, PCIe 3.0 and to be able to run Crossfire at dual x8. No more than £135. If I can't get that then the PCIe 3.0 isn't that important.
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Originally Posted by Plooto View Post

Firstly, I know that this has been covered before but there has never been a definitive answer. I want 4 SATA 6GB/S connectors, PCIe 3.0 and to be able to run Crossfire at dual x8. No more than £135. If I can't get that then the PCIe 3.0 isn't that important.

Not too familiar with British Pound. I guess go and see if you can find Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P rev 1.3 or ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 in that price range. Honestly any board pretty much works with 4.5 GHz OC.

PCIe 3.0 only works when you install 3570K or 3770K. 2500K will make the motherboard runs at PCIe 2.0.

Don't bump your thread within 25 minutes. Don't expect people to answer your thread that quickly.
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Is p8p67 pro available @ that price range?
 
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Is p8p67 pro available @ that price range?

P8P67 PRO is a Gen2 motherboard. No idea how much cheaper that translate in Pound.
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asrock p67 extreme4 gen3, has all the features you are looking for. I got mine at microcenter for $99!
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asrock p67 extreme4 gen3, has all the features you are looking for. I got mine at microcenter for $99!

He's across the pond.

My MSI board hit that just fine - the GD55 version will hit it as well - stick to the main board makers and you're fine

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Is the P67 Extreme 4 ok? (not gen3)
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It's OK..Asus and Biostar boards are better...then again..you mentioned 4.5..so yes..If you're not looking for max overclocks.
I'm not a big fan of asrock..I bought 3 boards in a short period of time..None are still functional,and AsRock RMA is..a joke.
 
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