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guys i am about to place an order for a new intel DP67BG(B3) mobo for my new home computer i am upgrading from a phenom 2 955 system and after being so impressed by my new business computer (sig rig) i am making the change to intel and particularly 1155 i have chosen a 2500k and really like the specs and appearance of this mobo what do you guys think?
    
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http://www.intel.com/products/deskto...G-overview.htm

theres the link for those that havent seen it yet i know its a sad thing to have as a positive point to the board but i really like th eskull etched on the board
    
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Not sure what the power phasing is on that board but it looks very similar to the P8P67 PRO. To be honest for the price I would go with the ASUS P8P67 PRO because of UEFI. That is if you plan on sLi or Crossfire in the future. If not I would look at something like the P8P67 plain.
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the pro does look good i don't see myself having more than 2 cards at any time.
im really interested in the intel board though its just become available on amazon and its only $185
    
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uefi is the new pretty bios? i would surely expect the intel board to have that though.
    
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uefi is the new pretty bios? i would surely expect the intel board to have that though.
I believe only ASUS has UEFI at the moment. 185$ isnt a bad price, just make sure it has the b3 revision. It's your call.
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could i still run 2x 5870's or a single 5970 on a p8p67 normal?
    
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post #8 of 15
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thanks for help big frank +rep for you i have decided on the p8p67 as it suits my needs and its a good price thanks
    
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could i still run 2x 5870's or a single 5970 on a p8p67 normal?
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thanks for help big frank +rep for you i have decided on the p8p67 as it suits my needs and its a good price thanks
P8P67 can do Crossfire or Sli at x4 speeds. It runs a single card at x16. Hope this all helps.
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post #10 of 15
Welcome to intel buddy! I would highly suggest the Asus P8P67 Pro instead of intel's mobo.

@BigFrank. That's wrong.

Single card acts in x16. In Crossfire, or SLI, both cards will run in x8... HOWEVER, Sandy Bridge, and the P67 architecture is designed so that in SLI/Crossfire, the i5/i7 CPU will accelerate the bandwidth between both to reach the speed of x16 each. SO they can both run in dual sli "16x" *finger quotes*. It's the same speed. bit isn't ACTUALLY 16x. It achieves the same x16 speed per x8 PCIe, just using a different method, with the i5/i7 boost. Remember though.. this can only be done with Dual SLI/Crossfire, any more cards, and the situation completely changes.
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