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post #11 of 21
any budget at all? if no then i say get the P8P67 Maximus IV if you do have a budget get the P8P67 Pro or Deluxe otherwise the one you said is fine. And for the CPU cooler i say Silver Arrow or D-14 or even a CM 212+
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post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by fshizl View Post
how about the ecs p67 black extreme....

is gonna be the one i choose... lol\\

link...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135282
if the op can afford this mobo for $289 then he can easily afford asus maximusIV extreme/gigabyte p67a ud7
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What is your plan? what do u need the mobo to do?

depending on the answers, mobos like the WS asus isnt needed
i want one that is good for overclock, has the option of sli and is reliable
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
if the op can afford this mobo for $289 then he can easily afford asus maximusIV extreme/gigabyte p67a ud7
i did take a look at the maximusIV just not sure i need all the bells and whistles it offers
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post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Razzal View Post
i want one that is good for overclock, has the option of sli and is reliable
then go with:
asus p8p67 deluxe
or
asus p67 sabertooth for sure,
hope this helps
note: both of these mobos wont burn hole in your pocket like asus maximusIV extreme does
Edited by Aniket - 4/17/11 at 12:09am
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post #16 of 21
Why bother with hyperthreading?! Games have next to no use/improvement in performance with the 2600k over the 2500k - which is why i didn't go for it. On top of that, the only thing good for HT is really seen in video transcoding - but in a month or so when the Z68 comes out, Quick Sync will be available and HT performance will be nullified in transcoding performance!

You mobo choice is solely dependant on your purpose - Gaming? Are you going to go SLI/CrossfireX ? If you are, will it be for 2 cards now / 1 card for now / possibly 3 or more cards in the future?

Mind you, Kepler generation GPUs are next in nVidias lineup on the 28nm manufacturing process, and we will see the end of Fermi's lifespan. That's when you'll see much higher graphics power with far lower power consumption - which will definitely superseed multiple cards (sli/crossfire) and make you choose 1 card over 2 cards now (an inevitable cycle).

If you're talking for present day, assess your needs, with enough headroom to leave you options. I say SLi/Crossfire capability is great and leaves you options. If you game at 1080p, i hardly see the need for more than 1 gfx card. A gtx 580 will decimate any game on max settings (with the exception of a minor few), so assess your needs and we can try to help further
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post #17 of 21
He wants to sli. he already mentioned it.

Go with a p8p67 pro or the asrock mobo u linked and call it a day.

motherboards just dont really factor in on the Overclockability of SB as much as it did in previous generations of chips.
    
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post #18 of 21
id go ud4 or p8p67 pro. if you got money to blow then, its ud5 or deluxe.
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post #19 of 21
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I think i have decided on the deluxe for the motherboard and v6 for my heatsink
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
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I think i have decided on the deluxe for the motherboard and v6 for my heatsink
dont forget to give rep+ to all those who helped u
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