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I7 2500k/2600k - Mobo Recommendations Please!

post #1 of 10
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Hi All,

First time poster, hello!

Looking to build an OC rig for gaming. Been knee deep in research about the best build for the buck, like most people.

I'm looking for mobo recommendations for the 2500k/2600k(undecided which one...people suggest 2500k for gaming because HThreading isn't used). Going to OC it anyways, maybe on stock heat like this article suggests.

Was originally thinking either:
MSI P55
ASUS P8P67
Or perhaps the ASUS Maximus

Not sure if i'll use dual vid cards yet. Likely going to wait for the new ones Q4, and for now use a 470gtx or something to get by.

As far as memory, was thinking::
Corsair Dominator
or
Kingston HyperX t1

Looked up on other forums and tests, which conclude (for the most part) that for gaming 1600 is the best buy for a gaming system in cost/benefit ratio.

As I said, looking to OC either the 2500k or 2600k, use 8gb dual channel 1600 (i think is solid setup, correct me if wrong please), eventually use new Nvidia graphics card coming out, and this is used for a gaming machine.

I heard that the P8P67's sound onboard audio isn't the best - so that's another factor to consider. I'd like to avoid getting a dedicated audio, but i'll leave it up to you guys to decide for me what's best biggrin.gif

Big thanks in advance. Explanations appreciated!
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post #2 of 10
Hey wsup, that MSI p55 mobo won't work with the new Sandybridge i5 and i7 cpu unless I am mistaken. You need either a P67 or a H67. I'm not sure of the difference.

As for the ram, 2 sticks in dual channel is best, but I think this set from Gskill is a better value http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428.

As for graphics I recommend getting either a gtx560 or a gtx460 if you can find a good deal.
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post #3 of 10
i guess it depends on your budget...i just got the asus sabretooth p67 for $220

all of the asus p67 mobo performs roughly the same and you pay more $$$ for more features...
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post #4 of 10
If you already have a 470gtx, theres not much performance gain upgrading to the new gpus, I would rather wait for the 6xx and 7xxx series to come out before upgrading.
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post #5 of 10
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So I suppose a Sabertooth is in the mix. Are there any other boards you guys recommend that I'm missing which would work for me?
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post #6 of 10
the Asrock Fatality Pro p67 looks kind of nice with the red theme like Asus ROG series...runs about $230 average.
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post #7 of 10
Have you looked at the asrock or gigabyte boards? A lot of p67 boards are still on backorder so i would wait until more come out to see if prices change. Also what resolution are you going to be running?
post #8 of 10
Either the ASRock Extreme6 or Fatal1ty. They're really good boards.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mugabuga;12731728 
Either the ASRock Extreme6 or Fatal1ty. They're really good boards.

Thank you everyone for your advice, really helps.


Can't seem to find an online retailer for the two boards. Newegg has the Extreme6 but no pic and soldout. Any links?
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I5 2500K Asus P67 Pro MSI 460GTX 8g Patriot Viper Xtreme Div2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial 128 C300 SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell U2311H SeaSonic x850 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K Asus P67 Pro MSI 460GTX 8g Patriot Viper Xtreme Div2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial 128 C300 SSD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell U2311H SeaSonic x850 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 922 
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post #10 of 10
the P67A-UD4 or UD5 or UD7 are nice boards as well.

The thing is that all the SB boards OC the same, at least the tier 1 boards do, asus+gigabyte, you just then go off looks and features.
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