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So I'm building my first pc ever but I need some help. My knowledge of computer stuff is a tad (and when I say tad I mean mega) poor. I have absolutely no idea on which motherboard to get.

I bought my i5 2500k a few days ago and friend of mine told me to go with a P67 and a B3? whatever those are.. wth.gif My budget is around $130ish but I'm willing to pay a little more if it's worth it or a little less if it's not.

So can you guys help me out? spam1.gif
post #2 of 12
I dont even know if you can get a P67 board for $130, i would recommend at least a Gigabyte UD3R
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by xKransky View Post
I dont even know if you can get a P67 board for $130, i would recommend at least a Gigabyte UD3R
Actually there are several on Newegg that are <$130.
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I wouldn't call myself the most insightful person when it comes to computer hardware, but I did spend multiple weeks searching for my motherboard. After spending countless hours reading reviews, articles, and Newegg's feedback, I would have to say ASRock's Extreme4 is by far the best value p67 'board out there. I understand your budget is around 130, but for an extra $30 you're getting a much better product (in my opinion). Just google 'ASRock extreme4 review' and read the reviews for yourself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-229-_-Product
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Originally Posted by Chalupa View Post
I wouldn't call myself the most insightful person when it comes to computer hardware, but I did spend multiple weeks searching for my motherboard. After spending countless hours reading reviews, articles, and Newegg's feedback, I would have to say ASRock's Extreme4 is by far the best value p67 'board out there. I understand your budget is around 130, but for an extra $30 you're getting a much better product (in my opinion). Just google 'ASRock extreme4 review' and read the reviews for yourself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-229-_-Product
I agree i did the same thing when choosing my Asrock Extreme 6. I would go with the extreme 4 the 6 is almost 220 but the 4 has almost all the same options and is a very good board
post #6 of 12
i would recommend the asrock extreme 4 but there an BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 that cost 140 $, good quality and fairly popular, it just came back in stock on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317
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are ASUS and MSI motherboards good?
Edited by wompwomp - 4/16/11 at 1:30pm
post #8 of 12
Asus is good but for quality i like Gigabyte UD boards better. Trying ASrock now tho. Seems like a good board,a little thin on the pcb but other then that no problems so far
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post #9 of 12
I love my ASRock Extreme 4, it's rock solid. It's around $155 i think. P67 is the chipset and B3 is the stepping. So Basically you need to buy a P67 board with new B3 stepping (You will see it on the mobo's box).
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post #10 of 12
yea im lookin for a mobo too for a 2500k build
i think ill go with asrock extreme 4
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