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this will be good with a 2500k i already have

http://www.amazon.com/ECS-Elitegroup-Motherboard-Motherboards-P67H2-/dp/B004KZJ3EK/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361199193&sr=1-15&keywords=p67+motherboard

or

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-LGA1155-B3-Motherboard-P67A-GD65/dp/B004P3X4VU/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1361199193&sr=1-1&keywords=p67+motherboard
    
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any reason you've narrowed it down to those two?
what's your budget?
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150$ for motherboard
and ecs appeal to me more bad experience with msi i dont care about ivy support on p67

another question the ecs is a b3 motherboard, and why this is importan ?
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I'd grab a z77 or z68 board.

Some good ones for the prices:

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD4H
8 Phase power delivery

MSI Z68A-G43 (G3)

ASRock Z77 Pro4
free 8gb of memory

MSI Z77A-G43

MSI Z77A-GD55

ASUS P8Z77-V LK
free 8gb of memory

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P
12 phase power delivery and only $130 after rebate

MSI Z77A-GD65
Free 8GB of memory


If you don't need the memory I'd probably go with the Gigabyte with the 12 phase power delivery.

It is an amazing board and in the same price range of those other boards you posted.
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i'd grab a z68 motherboard;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

...or any of the ones givmedew suggested.

the b3 revision is important as it fixed the sata degradation issue that previous p67 revisions had.
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i'd grab a z68 motherboard;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

...or any of the ones givmedew suggested.

the b3 revision is important as it fixed the sata degradation issue that previous p67 revisions had.

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The UD3H does not have the 12 phase power delivery but it is still a great board and I would highly recommend it. The z77 8-phase version is available on amazon for $165 you cant go wrong with either of them and there are very little differences between z68 and z77.

One thing that I didn't find on the spec list is what version of PCIe it uses. Z68 boards can have 2.1 or 3.0 they will only run at 2.1 with a 2nd gen proc but with a 3rd gen if the board has 3.0 then it will run at 3.0

All z77 motherboards support 3.0

3.0 is only important if you are going to run 2 cards as the bandwidth for 16x 2.1 is plenty but 8x 2.1 could slow things down but is usually not a big deal.

The only other notable difference is that you get the license for the newer version of Lucid's software vs the old version with z68. The new version supports a few extra features.

If you can find a 12 phase board on amazon and it is in your budget I would go with that but I am not sure they have one at a good price. Gigabyte does have the best power delivery for sock 1155.
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I might have a p67 I can donate if I don't use it in my new build. PM me.
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