Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Standard SB costs?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Standard SB costs?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
So it's been a long long time since I've considered intel, because let's face it, I'm cheap. But the pricing vs. performance of the new sandybridge line is really tempting. And since I just recently murdered my AMD mobo by OCing, I thought it might be time to look to the other side.

So, I'm thinking about picking up a microcenter 2500k for $180, but all this mobo nonsense is giving me pause. First because there's none in stock and the ones that are in stock are sort of iffy? After having literally murdered a mobo for the first time in my life (wasn't my fault, more or less), I'm a bit wary about quality now.

So what can I expect to pay for a decent and reliable SB motherboard for OCing and possibly going ivy when they're released? I currently have 1 GPU but I might go dual-GPU in the future, I'd like at least 6 SATA (I have 2 external ports on my case, and I will be running an SSD + raid soon w/ DVD). I don't care about SATA-3 but I wouldn't say no to it. I don't care overmuch about USB 3.0 but again I wouldn't say no to it. I'd like to push the CPU as far as it's little brains can handle, then maybe pull back a bit for every day use.
I've never used a mATX, always ATX, but I'd be open if there's reason to go that way.

Recommendations on where to be scoping out for boards in addition to the board itself is also happy making. I know newegg will have to replace a ton of B2 boards, so if I do pick up the CPU I'd like to be able to pick up a board sometime soon.

EDIT: If a budget helps, as I said I'm cheap so the cheaper the better, but like $150 or $160 would make for a nice upper tier, but I'm just getting a feel for prices so feel free to wow me one way or the other (+- 25%)
Bleeding Edge
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 5.0Ghz 24/7 ASUS P8P67PRO AMD 5870x2 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 @ CL8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
ADATA S599 64GB SSD + 2x 1TB Spinpoint (Raid 0) Windows 7 64Bit Dell 23" Razer Lycosa 
PowerCase
Seasonic X650 HAF X 
  hide details  
Reply
Bleeding Edge
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 5.0Ghz 24/7 ASUS P8P67PRO AMD 5870x2 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 @ CL8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
ADATA S599 64GB SSD + 2x 1TB Spinpoint (Raid 0) Windows 7 64Bit Dell 23" Razer Lycosa 
PowerCase
Seasonic X650 HAF X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
in a week or so boards will be back everywhere. The normal board is about $200 bucks and you have to buy a K series processor like you already know.

Gigabyte, ASUS, even MSi you can't really get better than those.
X99 Main Rig
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
OSPower
Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
X99 Main Rig
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5960X Extreme Edition @ 4.5GHz Always Changing VisonTek R9 290 G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 128GB M.2 PCI-E 4x SSD Apotop 256GB SSD 1.82TB NAS Noctua NH-D15 with both fans 
OSPower
Win7 Pro Enermax 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
in a week or so boards will be back everywhere.
ah man, i laugh out loud every time i see one of these posts nowadays...

so where did YOU get YOUR information???
miscellaneous
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 Asus GeForce GT 430 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600) 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
WD caviar black 1tb, Intel X25-V 40gb SSD 17 inch emachines Logitech Antec 550w Modular 
CaseMouse
gigabyte Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
miscellaneous
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 Asus GeForce GT 430 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600) 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
WD caviar black 1tb, Intel X25-V 40gb SSD 17 inch emachines Logitech Antec 550w Modular 
CaseMouse
gigabyte Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakegday View Post
ah man, i laugh out loud every time i see one of these posts nowadays...

so where did YOU get YOUR information???
Well I got MY information on that subject from newegg. They're setting up RMAs for customers who bought a defective board right now, I got my email yesterday. So I'd say thats pretty close
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakegday View Post
ah man, i laugh out loud every time i see one of these posts nowadays...

so where did YOU get YOUR information???
y so lulzy? there are new boards available right now
yunojelly
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K P8P67 EVO GTX Titan 560 Ti GE 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB 1600/CL8 64GB C300 RAID0 128GB M4 256GB M4 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
NH-D14 Windows 8 Pro VP2770-LED 850AX 
Case
PCV1020B 
  hide details  
Reply
yunojelly
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K P8P67 EVO GTX Titan 560 Ti GE 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB 1600/CL8 64GB C300 RAID0 128GB M4 256GB M4 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
NH-D14 Windows 8 Pro VP2770-LED 850AX 
Case
PCV1020B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
I just bought my B3 SB board. They are in stock in some shops.
M1XN
(18 items)
 
Study Zenbook
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz ASUS Maximus VI Impact MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 64 GB Crucial M4 128 GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T 2 TB LiteOn DL-8ATSH 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 64-bit ViewSonic VP2770 Vortex Pok3r 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V2.5 Logitech G502 SteelSeries QcK+ 
AudioOther
HiFiMan HE-400 Logitech C920 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3317 GT 620M 2 GB soldered + 8 GB Corsair OCZ Vertex 3 120 
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
M1XN
(18 items)
 
Study Zenbook
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz ASUS Maximus VI Impact MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 64 GB Crucial M4 128 GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T 2 TB LiteOn DL-8ATSH 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 64-bit ViewSonic VP2770 Vortex Pok3r 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V2.5 Logitech G502 SteelSeries QcK+ 
AudioOther
HiFiMan HE-400 Logitech C920 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3317 GT 620M 2 GB soldered + 8 GB Corsair OCZ Vertex 3 120 
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakegday View Post
ah man, i laugh out loud every time i see one of these posts nowadays...

so where did YOU get YOUR information???
people are already getting them, the last one i saw was from tigerdirect. Gigabyte is shipping my new board to me now
The Raven
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 850W BE SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
The Raven
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-2600K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC EVGA GTX 570 SC 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1866 Samsung 840 Pro  iHAS324 - Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 ASUS VN248 ASUS VN248 Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
XFX 850W BE SILVERSTONE RV02B-EW Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ocpokey View Post
So it's been a long long time since I've considered intel, because let's face it, I'm cheap. But the pricing vs. performance of the new sandybridge line is really tempting. And since I just recently murdered my AMD mobo by OCing, I thought it might be time to look to the other side.

So, I'm thinking about picking up a microcenter 2500k for $180, but all this mobo nonsense is giving me pause. First because there's none in stock and the ones that are in stock are sort of iffy? After having literally murdered a mobo for the first time in my life (wasn't my fault, more or less), I'm a bit wary about quality now.

So what can I expect to pay for a decent and reliable SB motherboard for OCing and possibly going ivy when they're released? I currently have 1 GPU but I might go dual-GPU in the future, I'd like at least 6 SATA (I have 2 external ports on my case, and I will be running an SSD + raid soon w/ DVD). I don't care about SATA-3 but I wouldn't say no to it. I don't care overmuch about USB 3.0 but again I wouldn't say no to it. I'd like to push the CPU as far as it's little brains can handle, then maybe pull back a bit for every day use.
I've never used a mATX, always ATX, but I'd be open if there's reason to go that way.

Recommendations on where to be scoping out for boards in addition to the board itself is also happy making. I know newegg will have to replace a ton of B2 boards, so if I do pick up the CPU I'd like to be able to pick up a board sometime soon.

EDIT: If a budget helps, as I said I'm cheap so the cheaper the better, but like $150 or $160 would make for a nice upper tier, but I'm just getting a feel for prices so feel free to wow me one way or the other (+- 25%)
Check websites like newegg.com amazon.com tigerdirect.com and microcenter.

There's a lot of boards to choose from just read the reviews here in the intel motherboards section and you'll find a lot of helpful/useful threads.

I wouldn't plan on the boards being completely in stock til april and if they arrive sooner let it be a pleasant surprise. I've been waiting day by day on various sites and it gets tiring.

Also, if boards arrive in stock somewhere it will surely be posted on OCN so stay tuned here as well.
NuCleOpHilIcIty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P8P67 Deluxe Sapphire 7950 AVEXIR Standard Series 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate (linux HTPC possibility) 32" LG LD450 IPS Logitech MK550 
PowerCase
XFX 750w Black Edition CM Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
NuCleOpHilIcIty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P8P67 Deluxe Sapphire 7950 AVEXIR Standard Series 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate (linux HTPC possibility) 32" LG LD450 IPS Logitech MK550 
PowerCase
XFX 750w Black Edition CM Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakegday View Post
ah man, i laugh out loud every time i see one of these posts nowadays...

so where did YOU get YOUR information???
Linus was in the NCIX warehouse and said in about 1-2 weeks boards would be available to sell grossly to the general public again.

The reason there's a scarcity of boards is because currently it's first come first serve to those who owned a B2 board and have to get it replaced.

I got a chance to order the Asus Pro today at Tigerdirect. Called up and they said they should have them in their warehouse near March 11th, so I'll get it soon.
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Linus was in the NCIX warehouse and said in about 1-2 weeks boards would be available to sell grossly to the general public again.

The reason there's a scarcity of boards is because currently it's first come first serve to those who owned a B2 board and have to get it replaced.

I got a chance to order the Asus Pro today at Tigerdirect. Called up and they said they should have them in their warehouse near March 11th, so I'll get it soon.
Thanks didn't know this. I hope asrock falls in line. Would like to get this rig started.
NuCleOpHilIcIty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P8P67 Deluxe Sapphire 7950 AVEXIR Standard Series 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate (linux HTPC possibility) 32" LG LD450 IPS Logitech MK550 
PowerCase
XFX 750w Black Edition CM Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
NuCleOpHilIcIty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P8P67 Deluxe Sapphire 7950 AVEXIR Standard Series 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Spinpoint F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate (linux HTPC possibility) 32" LG LD450 IPS Logitech MK550 
PowerCase
XFX 750w Black Edition CM Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Standard SB costs?