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Hi guys, still haven't sent my motherboard back for the B3 version, haven't had time and also I can't be without the system (only system right now and I need it) so going to buy a new motherboard, then send this one back for either a refund or the B3 board, which will either be sold or I'll build a cheaper i5 system with it

so recomendations please! preferably from www.overclockers.co.uk as thats where I got my last board and I've never had a problem with them, bought most of my parts from there

budget... well I don't really have a budget... so basicly Gigabyte P67A-UD7 or Asus Maximus IV Extreme?

I know you will say "if you're not going for multiple GPU's then don't bother with the Asus Maximus" but, my next lot of "spare" cash will be going on a second HD6950, and possibly another SSD if I have enough
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I feel like a broken record because I always recommend the same boards, but the Asus P8P67 Pro/Deluxe in my opinion are some of the best SB boards you can get. They have amazing aesthetics and features that make it very worth it.

The Pro has less features than the Deluxe, but at a better value. Meanwhile the Deluxe has really awesome features for overclocks at a bit of what I consider a price. The EFI BIOS is absolutely awesome. They really simplified the BIOS... AND mouse support?! That may seem small but that's really awesome.

I have the Pro board and it was worth every single penny.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
I feel like a broken record because I always recommend the same boards, but the Asus P8P67 Pro/Deluxe in my opinion are some of the best SB boards you can get. They have amazing aesthetics and features that make it very worth it.

The Pro has less features than the Deluxe, but at a better value. Meanwhile the Deluxe has really awesome features for overclocks at a bit of what I consider a price. The EFI BIOS is absolutely awesome. They really simplified the BIOS... AND mouse support?! That may seem small but that's really awesome.

I have the Pro board and it was worth every single penny.
I do love the BIOS on the Duluxe, and it does have some amazing features, the only down side is it doesn't fit my colour theme (red and black)

I've not spoke to anyone who has the Maximus, and I'd feel stupid buying the same board as what I have already then getting a refund but its still an option, it is a great board for the money!
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I do love the BIOS on the Duluxe, and it does have some amazing features, the only down side is it doesn't fit my colour theme (red and black)

I've not spoke to anyone who has the Maximus, and I'd feel stupid buying the same board as what I have already then getting a refund but its still an option, it is a great board for the money!
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1906

Red and black & EPIC!
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post #6 of 17
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I was acctualy looking at that board, its cheaper than my current one, but I had bad experience with Asrock in the past, have they improved?
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post #7 of 17
They make pretty solid boards nowadays, and they are an off-brand of Asus if that makes you feel any more comfortable. Kinda like Ford and Mercury I think.

If cost isn't so much a factor though might as well go for the Maximus IV, it is definitely the best P67 board out right now imo. The Gigabyte boards aren't bad but once you use the new EFI Bios it may feel pretty archaic going back to the old one.
Edited by Alphonze - 3/30/11 at 12:21pm
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post #8 of 17
The bit of Blue on the Pro, is hardly visible behind one of our CPU coolers!
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post #9 of 17
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so jealous of your cable management, mine kinda fails right now, i'll redo it when i put the new motherboard in
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post #10 of 17
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1906

That would be my suggestion.
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