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I am building another PC and am going with the 2500K but do not know which motherboard to get. Now before I get tackled for not searching I still made this thread cause alot of new boards are coming out so it's better for me to get a fresh answer. I plan on spending around $120 for this board and it has to have two graphic card slots for crossfire. Also what good ram will be good for the motherboard (Somewhere around 1600 would be great). Thank you.

PS- Sorry for these newbie questions but as you can see on my sig., my PC is not a Intel so I don't know much about Intel.
Edited by Priest666x - 3/20/11 at 1:20pm
post #2 of 31
you should wait till more motherboards come out. because theres not many out right now. also sandy bridge does not support tri channel RAM. I would wait till more boards come out and when it supports tri channel or even quad channel.

or setter for a 1366 like me and upgrade in about 18 months or so.

Look here to see CPU sockets and the year that they came out here
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There is no way that I can wait because I need this second PC for my work. I have a general amount of money but I just need to know where to put the money.
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@op,
Biostar tp67b+ is your best option,
it costs $129 at newegg,it has all the things u need,

but it does crossfire @16x + 4x
hope u like this smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138298
Edited by Aniket - 3/20/11 at 1:35pm
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This is also another good option for the mobo,

msi p67a g45
it does crossfire @8x +8x,so better u get this mobo,its an exceelent budget mobo, cost- $139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130582
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Originally Posted by Priest666x;12803686 
There is no way that I can wait because I need this second PC for my work. I have a general amount of money but I just need to know where to put the money.

well what are you going to use this build for. because it depends if you want to use it for work or gaming
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Originally Posted by Aniket;12803799 
This is also another good option for the mobo,
it does crossfire @8x +8x,so better u get this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130582

Missed that board. But that is probably the best buy for the money.
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Thanks alot for the response guys I think I'll go with the biostar board but I'm confused cause the board says 1600(OC), what does that mean?
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Originally Posted by Priest666x;12803830 
Thanks alot for the response guys I think I'll go with the biostar board but I'm confused cause the board says 1600(OC), what does that mean?

overclock?
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