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Well, I decided I'm moving to sandy and my friend wants to buy my i7920 and asus p6t deluxe v2 for 350 so that's a big chunk of money off the sandy bridge.

I have everything else, all I need is the CPU and mobo for sandy.. My 2 questions is what is a good stable board. I was looking at ASUS P8P67 DELUXE and GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD5-B3 but I wanted to know if they were better boards out there around this price range and the chip I want to get is an 2600k but I'm going to pick that up at micro-center but the question to this is what batch is good for this CPU that OC better etc etc.
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WOW You have a pretty wicked machine already OP? The 2600k is a monster fast little chip, but i wonder do you really need to upgrade? But hey go for it. THere are lots of good boards now!
Well batch is pretty much luck of the draw! But lots of people post there # as a reference.
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I just bought my 2600k from MC about a week ago and all the 2600Ks they have are from batch L05. I've tried googling the batch but I haven't found any worthwhile information. I've OCed mine to 4ghz Stable, but I'm waiting on a better cooler to go 4.6+.

As for the board, I would go with Asus even with the minor problem I had with the first board I bought (Died). Gigabyte's UD5 is also a solid contender. Gigabyte seems to be dropping the P67 series in favor of the Z68 series coming up. So you can wait and watch those prices drop, or go with the newer Z68 series.
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Those are really good mb but I think you can probably save some money and get the UD4 or the Asus P67 Pro. They have almost the same features and oc the same. With P67, overclocking is more limited by the cpu than the board as long as you buy a decent one.
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