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I am looking for a future-proof motherboard for gaming. Ideally I would like to have the latest Intel chips in them. Please suggest some of the best motherboards.

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Asus $199 with 10% promo code at Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790&cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-BOTB-_-NA-_-NA&nm_mc=ExtBanner
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This. This motherboard is very good for overclocking too. How Future proof do you want it? If you want it to last years down the road id get a motherboard with the 2011 chipset.
    
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This. This motherboard is very good for overclocking too. How Future proof do you want it? If you want it to last years down the road id get a motherboard with the 2011 chipset.

Yes, preferably a board that will last me a long time. I don't like changing my motherboard AT ALL as I would change the parts on it occasionally. So with that said, what about the 2011 compatible boards? Are any really worth it?
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Yes, preferably a board that will last me a long time. I don't like changing my motherboard AT ALL as I would change the parts on it occasionally. So with that said, what about the 2011 compatible boards? Are any really worth it?

Its my understanding that future Intel chips will be based off of the LGA 2011 chip set. However the motherboards are a bit more expensive then the LGA1155.
    
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You cannot expect an Intel board to 'last a long time' unless you stick to the same CPU or upgrade to one of the same arch. New arches require new boards, its as simple as that. Ivy Bridge (aside the die shrink and a few improvements) is same arch and socket as Sandy Bridge, so the mobos for are interchangeable for both. Haswell, a completely new arch, is due out next year (April) and will use socket 1150, which is not compatible with any earlier gen CPUs. Socket 2011 is a dead end unless IB comes out with IB-E for it before end of year, and then it will be dead. So basically 'future-proofing' with Intel boards does not exist, it can only be good for next die shrink of same arch.

With that said, newer boards often bring worthwhile improvements and features, so I would probably want to change the board anyway even if I could use the same CPU with it.
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You cannot expect an Intel board to 'last a long time' unless you stick to the same CPU or upgrade to one of the same arch. New arches require new boards, its as simple as that. Ivy Bridge (aside the die shrink and a few improvements) is same arch and socket as Sandy Bridge, so the mobos for are interchangeable for both. Haswell, a completely new arch, is due out next year (April) and will use socket 1150, which is not compatible with any earlier gen CPUs. Socket 2011 is a dead end unless IB comes out with IB-E for it before end of year, and then it will be dead. So basically 'future-proofing' with Intel boards does not exist, it can only be good for next die shrink of same arch.
With that said, newer boards often bring worthwhile improvements and features, so I would probably want to change the board anyway even if I could use the same CPU with it.

Hmmm, interesting. So what do you suggest I do, and do you suggest a motherboard or a certain CPU/Mobo combo?
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I second this.

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