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Now is the P67 B3 revision cheap, because it's low quality or is a viable option for the general overclocking consumer who wants an I7 hex core


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There are no 6-core processors for the p67/1155 platform so that's really a non-issue.
However, the 2500k can be overclocked and provide a faster gaming experience and the 2600k can match or beat the hexacores for benchmarking, unless you start getting into triple sli graphics or extreme overclocking.
The p67 sabertooth is likely cheap because it's a gimmicky/cosmetic upgrade to the regular p8p67 line, it basically sits near the Evo.
     
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Sabertooth only has 8+2 power phasing. But does handle SLI / crossfire at x8 / x8. P8P67 only handles SLI / Crossfire at x4 but has 12+2 power phasing.

I would think Sabertooth is the gamer's choice. Where as the P8P67 is a little more overclocking friendly. But then again is 12+2 that big a difference over 8+2. I would say if you want the best of both worlds, 12+2 and x8 / x8 sli / crossfire go P8P67 PRO.

Sabertooth has the thermal armor that covers the entire board. Which until I see some real testing done on what it is designed for, I'm writing it off as gimmicky.
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Sabertooth only has 8+2 power phasing. But does handle SLI / crossfire at x8 / x8. P8P67 only handles SLI / Crossfire at x4 but has 12+2 power phasing.

I would think Sabertooth is the gamer's choice. Where as the P8P67 is a little more overclocking friendly. But then again is 12+2 that big a difference over 8+2. I would say if you want the best of both worlds, 12+2 and x8 / x8 sli / crossfire go P8P67 PRO.

Sabertooth has the thermal armor that covers the entire board. Which until I see some real testing done on what it is designed for, I'm writing it off as gimmicky.

so for a decent gaming setup, would you say these two are a good choice?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-447-AS

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=1859
    
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I would go with the i5 2500K for gaming. The p8P67 is a good board, but if you plan on running SLI or Crossfire in the future I would get a board that can handle x8 / x8 on the PCI E slots.

Personally what it boils down to is this...

Are you going to overclock your CPU? If yes, get a K series chip. If No get a plan chip ( no K )

The 2500K is only 6 more ( whatever ) more than the 2500 I would just get the K series.

Are you going to run SLI or Crossfire? If Yes, I would go with a P8P67 PRO at least. If No P8P67 will be fine.
The P8P67 on that website is 20 ( whatever currency you use ) cheaper than Sabertooth and 35 more than the P8P67 Board.. I would just get the PRO.

Also make sure you buy a board with the "B3 revision" I see on that site they sell boards without the b3 revision.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-443-AS
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=1275

Get a free game with that CPU !!!

Also here are some RAM suggestions

4GB http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1517
8GB http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1517

I would grab that 2x4GB kit, that's a really good deal.
Edited by BigFrank - 3/27/11 at 1:17pm
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Hex core is not available on LGA1155, so no P67 board support that.

Sandy Bridge architecture is faster than Gulftown at the same clock speed, given the same number of cores. Unless applications you run are highly multi-threading (games are not) dependent, SNB CPUs are faster on a same-clock basis. Not to mention that SNB CPUs are much cheaper and can overlock better. Get the 2500k if you use it mainly for games. Get the 2600k (= 2500k + HT support) even if you run a lot of multi-threaded applications. Gulftown is not worth the money now, especially if you take OC into consideration, IMO.
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thanks for your help guys, much appreciated
    
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1906
so is that one decent or?
lot's of pretty and not a vast amount of awsome?
    
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and I've actually already bought a set of DDR3 2000mh/z dominator GT - 4 GB/ with fan
    
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