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Hello everyone.

As said in the topic I'm looking for a mid-range LGA1155 board.My younger brother is upgrading his pc so he needs a new motherboard. But let's start with the parts he owns now.
Cpu: I3 550
Motherboard: Cheap Gigabyte micro-atx H55 board
Cpu cooler: Contac 29BP
Ram: 2x4gb Patriot 1333mhz CL9 1.5V
Gpu: Sapphire hd7950
Psu: Thermaltake Toughpower 1350W (yes I know it's a extreme overkill)
Os: Win7 x64
Storage:1x500gb + 1TB and 120gb 840EVO is already on the way (should arrive today as time is 0:40AM biggrin.gif )

So I already bought a cpu for him half a year ago. The cpu is Intel Q1230. This cpu is an ES sample, 4cores with the default clock of 2.5ghz,4mb L3 cache,this cpu doesn't have an iGPU. The previous owner said he tested it on Asus Sabertooth p67 and few other p67 boards so I thnik I will go with p67.
here I put the list of things that the board must have:
  • At least one Sata III slot (for SSD)
  • Good heatsinked VRM"s that can take overclocking without Vdroop (up to 1.4Vcore is enough)
  • Ability to change BLCK (not sure if p67 supports it)
  • Black-Blue color scheme if possible
  • 4 dimms slots
  • One PCIE x1 and one PCI slot (and ofc the X16 slot)
  • Must be a full size ATX board
So the first board I was considering was the sabertooth p67 but now the prices went up .There's a plenty of cheap used p67 boards but I just don't know which one to choose. I was looking at Aus p8p67 but again there's few more boards. The budget is around 400PLN (about 130USD) and I do buy used boards.
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i7 5820K@4.6Ghz@1.325V 2.05V input Asrock X99 Extreme 4 Sapphire R9 290X [Uber Mode] Nvidia Geforce GT240 GDDR5 512MB [PhysX + analo... 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Crucial Ballistix 2400mhz 4GB 1.3V Crucial 2133@2400mhz 4GB 1.3V Crucial 2133@2400mhz 4GB 1.3V Seagate 4TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB[OS] WD Red 1TB Samsung 840EVO 120GB[Arma 3] Koolance 380A [modded for LGA2011v3] 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Water Ultimate 123 [3x Corsair AF120 Perf... MCP655 with Alphacool HF acetal top [5th gear] Feser 10/13 UV Tubing Alphacool CKC clear 
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Cooltek 120mm rad [antec tri-speed] Cooltek 120mm Rad [Corsair SP120 High Performan... Alphacool GPX-A 290 [290X waterblock] Windows 7 Ulitimate 64 bit  
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LG 29EA93 [2560x1080] LG L1715S [1280x1024] Samsung SMB2030N [1600x900] DIY display on V59 controller[1366x768@1440x900] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
4Tech X7 G800 Cooler Master Real Power 850w Cooler Master Haf 932 Amd Edition Microsoft Mobile Mouse 4000 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Superlux hd681 FiiO E07K SoundMax Superbeam [bundled with P5B DLX] Scythe Kaze Master Pro 6 chanell 
OtherOther
2x Sharkoon 30cm red cold cathodes 2x Revoltec 10cm UV cold cathodes 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 550 [3.2@2ghz] @0.85V w/o HT w/o second core... Gigabyte H55M-S2 Ati X600 128MB GoodRam 4gb 1333mhz@600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB Samsung 40gb[OS] Cooler Master 140mm Fan Debian 8.2.0 x64 
PowerOtherOther
Pentagram Silent Force 460W Ever Eco Pro 700 CDS [UPS] Edimax EW-7318USg [Access Point] 
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Xeon E5420 Xeon E5420 HP ML350 G5 motherboard HD5450 with HD5770 cooler on passive [PCIE X4] 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
20GB FB-DIMM@800mhz 2x40GB WD RAID0 Sata [11year old as for 2015] 2x73GB HP 15K RPM RAID0 SAS HP 10K RPM 143GB SAS 
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HP 10K RPM 143GB SAS HP 10K RPM 143GB SAS Fujitsu W19-1 [1440x900] Delta DPS 800W 
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