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I recently purchased a Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H LGA 1155 H67 ATX Intel Motherboard. It has been working great for me thus far. Two things to keep in mind.

1) I am not overclocking

2) Its Crossfire not SLI, so if your an Nvidia fan, this may not be the board for you.

You can find it for $145 at http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0358099
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I recently purchased a Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H LGA 1155 H67 ATX Intel Motherboard. It has been working great for me thus far. Two things to keep in mind.

1) I am not overclocking

2) Its Crossfire not SLI, so if your an Nvidia fan, this may not be the board for you.

You can find it for $145 at http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0358099
One other drawback is the DDR3 is only 1333 not 1600
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One other drawback is the DDR3 is only 1333 not 1600
By default, the IMC is set at 1333MHz. You have to overclock the IMC to get RAM up to its rated frequency.
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Please, since when is quality for cheap an overkill? Besides it's pretty much implied that if you go for P67 you go for overclocking. If you don't overclock you might just go for H67 and a minus-K SB instead. It's a lot cheaper that way.

And I like my components to be robust and last a long time. Can't get any better than TUF series in that department. I know that logic is flawed on the most fundamental level, since computers evolve on a quarterly basis nowadays, but that's just me.
overclocking...duh. Unless you do some (read: ) extreme overclocking, that is overkill. any p67 mainboard can give you good oc'ing results on air, provided some decent cooling. the sabertooth will cost about 50 bucks more then an asrock extreme 4, and won't do better (again, unless you're planning some extreme stuff).
So like lots of gents allready stated, go for an asrock. can't do better for that price.

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With Asrock you won't get the same durability as with the TUF series. So that depends purely on your mindset. As I stated before I like my components to be durable, ASUS give a 7 year warranty, which means the chances are pretty slim it would die on you in the first 3 years of use (the average time my systems last before upgrading).

Plus the thermal radar is a very useful feature. This way I don't need to put a thermal couple on every little corner of my MB. For extra 50 bucks you really get a lot more, it's not like 50 bucks will kill your budget.

One thing Sabertooth could use is another PCI-E 16x lane though: that's probably its only weakness.
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With Asrock you won't get the same durability as with the TUF series. So that depends purely on your mindset. As I stated before I like my components to be durable, ASUS give a 7 year warranty, which means the chances are pretty slim it would die on you in the first 3 years of use (the average time my systems last before upgrading).

Plus the thermal radar is a very useful feature. This way I don't need to put a thermal couple on every little corner of my MB. For extra 50 bucks you really get a lot more, it's not like 50 bucks will kill your budget.

One thing Sabertooth could use is another PCI-E 16x lane though: that's probably its only weakness.
There's no need to spend an extra 50 dollars. ASRock boards are just as durable as Asus boards.
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Asus Sabertooth P67
Please provide a link for a P67 Sabertooth for $150 or less, cause I will jump all over it...


The MSI P67 GD55 is usually right around that price range, hard to find tho...

That Asrock seems good, people are backing it here so it tells you it works for our taste...
Not real familiar with the company tho....

The Giga P67 UD3 is usually right around 139, and in stock, same goes with the Ausu P67 LE...
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It cost me 175 euros, USD isn't worth ****e anymore compared to EUR (exaggerating slightly), so it's probably not a good frame of reference.

I've noticed that Sabertooth P67 costs 200$ in the US, which is only 50 bucks more. All the mobos I had were always Asus main line, I am not going to change that habit. Call me an Asus-whore.
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It cost me 175 euros, USD isn't worth ****e anymore compared to EUR (exaggerating slightly), so it's probably not a good frame of reference.

I've noticed that Sabertooth P67 costs 200$ in the US, which is only 50 bucks more. All the mobos I had were always Asus main line, I am not going to change that habit. Call me an Asus-whore.
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ASRock Inc. is a manufacturer of motherboards, netbooks, and HTPCs, based in Taiwan and chaired by Ted Hsu, one of the co-founders of parent company Asus. ASRock was originally spun off from Asus in 2002 in order to compete with companies like ECS and Foxconn for the commodity OEM market.
ASRock is a company owned and "created" by Asus. Same Asus quality.
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I know that Asrock is owned by Asus. Doesn't mean it has the same quality as the main Asus line. Asrock is more of a budget solution.
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