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Regular Asus P8P67 Good enough?

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Hello guys, Ive ordered a 2500k, now i need a good motherboard.
Ive seen very positive reviews about the Regular Asus P8P67 Motherboard.
They recommend P8P67 over the MSI GD65. I'm not going for CF or SLI, so the 16x / 4x doesn't matter for me.

P8P67 offers great performance and great features like 4x sata600, 4x usb3.0 . Digi VRM blabla etc.

I need a stable motherboard, i want to overclock ( not too extreme) and i will game alot..

Someone that thinks it a **** motherboard? Ideas are welcome.
And dont tell me to buy a asrock or biostar.

tnx.
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post #2 of 5
If you're not planning to CF or SLI and extreme OC the regular P8P67 will shine. Just update the bios whenever you get it, because it will be shipped with the first one most likely.

I've used one of those to build a i7-2600 rig to a friend and although i hadn't much time to test it it looked like a very good board. I never had a complain from here since too.
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Having played around with both P8P67 standard and Pro, I ended up returning the Pro. I too didn't need SLI..or Crossfire for that matter. Granted, the Pro board I got ended up being defective to the point that all the PCI-E slots became non-functional, but you're seriously not missing much of anything going to the standard board in terms of features that matter to you.

The standard boards does overclock just as well as the Pro as I've gotten my 2500K up to 4.6GHz on 1.30v rather easily. Definitely still got some headroom here, but really don't need it right now. Might strive for 4.8GHz later on.

Do flash to at least the 1053 BIOS once you get the board and only have your primary boot drive plugged in. I say this because of the annoyance of the EFI BIOS limiting the amount of boot options available. I used the original BIOS of the board and setup everything with my extra USB and internal storage drives. After flashing to 1053, it reset my boot order and I couldn’t select my primary Samsung F3 drive anymore unless I overrode it within the BIOS. It would only allow me to select one of my storage drives and the DVD drive for primary boot options, so I unplugged my USB drive and my Sammy became an option again. Kind of a stupid limitation here on Asus’s part. Just a heads up for the future should you flash BIOS again and run into the boot option limitation.

I've read of issues with the newer BIOSes, so I'm avoiding for now.
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post #4 of 5
Just avoid the P8P67 LE board. The Pro and standard boards overclock the same pretty much. Electronics and cooling are virtually identical. I've hit 5 GHz with mine, with room for more.
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Originally Posted by Sheyster View Post
Just avoid the P8P67 LE board. The Pro and standard boards overclock the same pretty much. Electronics and cooling are virtually identical. I've hit 5 GHz with mine, with room for more.
nice overclocking,, ive ordered the mobo
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OCZ Vertex II 60GB + 1TB Win7 64b Cooler Master M700 Silent Pro 
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OCZ Vertex II 60GB + 1TB Win7 64b Cooler Master M700 Silent Pro 
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