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A friend of mine is looking to build a new system, and he's considering an i5 2500k/P8P67 combination. I don't know much about motherboards so I don't want to give him any bad advice, but is there anything he should be aware of before buying that or should he be fine?

Also, which P8P67 is best for general use and minor overclocking? There's several on Newegg, all rather widely priced: link.
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I'd go with this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-705-_-Product

It's not the microatx. Unless he wants that. That will also overclock nicely
    
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If he won't SLI/crossfire and doesn't need esata, then he should go with the regular P8P67.
 
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Yes get the regular if you will never crossfire/SLI. Which is why I bought it, a second 5970 is a waste and it overclocks just as well as the deluxe if not better.
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This isn't Asus, but I'm not sure if you meant all P67s or only the P8P67s by Asus I believe. Well if you decide to, a great motherboard is the MSI P67A-G45.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582
It has 2 PCI-E Slots that will run x8/x8 for SLI/Crossfire. Its also cheaper than the regular P8P67. Of course the P8P67-M Pro is nice too, but that is mATX.
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Thanks guys, I've sent him a link to this thread, he sends his thanks.
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