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It looks like im going to be building a SandyBridge PC in the next 2 months.
Ive been waiting patiently for information/reviews about BD to surface but with the rumors about it going on sale in July im probably going to just upgrade to Sandybridge.
I dont want to wait till august to know if BD is worth buying, then have IvyBridge come out a few months later.

When I build im going to be getting an i7 2600k (Yes I need the power) but I dont really know a good motherboard to pair it with.
Im looking mainly at ASUS or Biostar just because I trust both of them a great deal. Ive had good results from MSI products in the past but thier Motherboards have been lackluster for a while now so I really only trust thier GPUs for now.
Gigabyte is an unknown quantity to me. They have a good reputation but im always hesitant to jump on a brand I dont have any personal experience with.

Im looking for something that will get me to 4Ghz, and wont cost me an obscene amount, Im saving the "My god my wallet is light" award for the i7.
So, What 1155 Motherboards would OCN recommend?
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Asus P8P67 still a good motherboard, and i think it worth its value.
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Im waiting for a biostar TP67XE . I've heard nothing but good things about them and they seem to be priced very reasonably.
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post #4 of 13
I recommend the Gigabyte P67A-UD4, once it gets the chipset revision. I loved the board when I owned it, really solid board. Only "con" is that it doesn't have UEFI, but hey, I see that as a gimmick.
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post #5 of 13
i wouldnt recommend an asus board until they get their boot crap fixed x.x
i am gonna build a sand bridge rig 2-3 months from now too but i dont know
what to get lol MSI seems alright quality asus is what i want but have a lot of problems giga has bios stead of UEFI
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by scutzi128 View Post
Im waiting for a biostar TP67XE . I've heard nothing but good things about them and they seem to be priced very reasonably.
That has been my experience with Biostar as well and its why they are one of my go to brands for motherboards. Reasonably priced, good quality, and good support is a recipe for a return customer.

Im just trying to find a list of models that OCN likes and go from there.
I need a P67 chipset to overclock right? The h67 does not allow it if my understanding is correct.
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post #7 of 13
correct h67 does not support oc
post #8 of 13
Sounds like it should be an easy decision for you then. Someone on my folding team likes his biostar so much he is buying a another one (if they ever come back in stock) for a second rig he is building.
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by EffnNice View Post
i wouldnt recommend an asus board until they get their boot crap fixed x.x
i am gonna build a sand bridge rig 2-3 months from now too but i dont know
what to get lol MSI seems alright quality asus is what i want but have a lot of problems giga has bios stead of UEFI
I dont trust MSI motherboards anymore due to happenings at work and learning about MSI PCB design. The best Caps in the world dont mean crap if they are on a poorly Made/Designed PCB.
I trust MSI to replace one if it breaks, but I dont trust them not to break.
Their video cards are top notch, but the Motherboards are not something I rely on...Ever.

As for Gigabyte if the board is reasonably priced ill look at it. My own uneasyness with trying new brands will only prevent me from finding better stuff.
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post #10 of 13
yes im also like that i like staying with brands that are goood or hyped up hahah
makes me feel bad ass i guess thats why i dont wanna try ASRock extreme4 its a good board has all the feature i want some might say its better then the asus pro zzz but idk
wait until 2-4 months to decide i wanna see if asus fixes their boot problems. u can fix the boot problems but going back to ur theory with the MSI boards. i follow that yo

giga ud4 is VERY good board if u dont care about the BIOS+UEFI thing lol
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