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Just wondering what would be the best motherboard for intel i5 2500k.

$200 is the limit roughly, slight overclocking wanted as well.
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The ASUS P8P67 Pro is really popular, and the Gigabyte UD4 is good too if you don't care about not having UEFI.
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis;12689177 
The ASUS P8P67 Pro is really popular, and the Gigabyte UD4 is good too if you don't care about not having UEFI.

if you can squeeze out a bit more i just picked up a p67 sabertooth.
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I would vote for the Asus P8P67 Pro !
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Is there much difference between the pro version and like a standard one?
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post #6 of 12
In the Pro, you get support for SLI, the Intel LAN chipset, and I believe the header for USB 3.0 front panel.
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Allthough ASUS is a very popular brand, and never used anything else myself, I'm hearing quite some disturbing rumors about the P8P67 as being problematic.
The only P67 board I heard nothing but good things from is the Asrock P67 Extreme 4. And I mean nothing but good. If I plan to upgrade to P67, I will no doubt (for the very first time) be choosing asrock instead of ASUS.
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Originally Posted by genuine555;12690858 
Allthough ASUS is a very popular brand, and never used anything else myself, I'm hearing quite some disturbing rumors about the P8P67 as being problematic.
The only P67 board I heard nothing but good things from is the Asrock P67 Extreme 4. And I mean nothing but good. If I plan to upgrade to P67, I will no doubt (for the very first time) be choosing asrock instead of ASUS.

I had heard similar things as well, which keeps me a bit undecided on what motherboard I should pick up when they are out.

I have heard that the Asrock Extreme4 you mentioned doesn't have problems, and the Biostar TP67XE also is supposed to be great for the money and not have problems. I was looking at the Biostar and have been waiting for either of them to come out. Although the P8P67 Pro is available on Amazon right now, it is really tempting for me to order it but I don't want to have to deal with any issues like what I've heard. I heard RAM issues with the Asus, and I heard about instabilities with the Gigabyte P67 boards.
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by genuine555;12690858 
Allthough ASUS is a very popular brand, and never used anything else myself, I'm hearing quite some disturbing rumors about the P8P67 as being problematic.
The only P67 board I heard nothing but good things from is the Asrock P67 Extreme 4. And I mean nothing but good. If I plan to upgrade to P67, I will no doubt (for the very first time) be choosing asrock instead of ASUS.

Sure the ASUS may have issues and the Asrock may not... but I know that ASUS will stand behind their product and make sure that it works properly while I am not sure Asrock will do the same.

As for me personally I have no problems with my ASUS P67 board other than the faulty chipset but that is shared among all P67 boards and is the fault of Intel and not ASUS.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by genuine555;12690858 
Allthough ASUS is a very popular brand, and never used anything else myself, I'm hearing quite some disturbing rumors about the P8P67 as being problematic.
The only P67 board I heard nothing but good things from is the Asrock P67 Extreme 4. And I mean nothing but good. If I plan to upgrade to P67, I will no doubt (for the very first time) be choosing asrock instead of ASUS.

You used to hear nothing but good about the ASRock X58 Extreme too; it wasn't until almost a year later that people started sharing their bad experiences with the board. ASRock has started cramming tons of features into high-end boards for excellent prices and everything works as it should until it actually gets some use.

I'm not a big fan of ASUS either; their low-end boards (sub-$150) are terrible. You really have to pay to get decent motherboards out of them. Gigabyte is the best in my experience.

Biostar's also good, but they seem to be pushable to extremes, and then pop. My P45 TPower was excellent for a while, and I was hitting almost 5GHz on my E8400, but after 1.5 years it just stopped working.
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