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My budget for the mobo is $110. it has to have a socket for the 2500k and a atx or matx. it seems theres a million out there that do the same thing for the same price.
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post #2 of 11
You have the CPU already? You can save some coin by getting in on a combo deal. Micro center has the best so far. Newegg also has one.

Only found one board under 110$ that isnt an H67.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135279
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post #3 of 11
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My budget for the mobo is $110. it has to have a socket for the 2500k and a atx or matx. it seems theres a million out there that do the same thing for the same price.
Save your money and grab a nice Asus/Gigabyte P67 board for only $50 more.
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post #4 of 11
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oh i found a good one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.575882

i save $60, not including the free game, the mobo is p67 and matx so i can use my current case for now and build onto it. ill look for more combos.
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post #5 of 11
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oh i found a good one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.575882

i save $60, not including the free game, the mobo is p67 and matx so i can use my current case for now and build onto it. ill look for more combos.
You don't want to get an Intel board. I would recommend Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI.
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I am a bit paranoid about these boards right now. there are alot of failed boards out there.
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post #7 of 11
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You don't want to get an Intel board. I would recommend Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI.
what so bad about them ive always used them no problem. also i save $60 which is very good considering im on a tight budget.
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post #8 of 11
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what so bad about them ive always used them no problem. also i save $60 which is very good considering im on a tight budget.
They aren't enthusiast boards, and are horrible for overclocking (if they allow overclocking at all).
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/27/11 at 9:09pm
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post #9 of 11
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They aren't enthusiast boards, and are horrible for overclocking (if they allow overclocking at all).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...&SID=u00000687

this has got to be good.
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Great find!
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