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Getting ready to drop the hammer on a Sandy Bridge SLI setup in a few days!

Definitely getting a 2500k

Looking for a good OC'ing SLI board for it in the $150-170 range, and a good quiet cooler that will keep it nice and cool 24/7 @ 4.5 ghz!

What do you guys think?!

Oh yes and if you recomend an MSI board to me I will reach my hand through your internets and slap you! jk!

Thanks guys!
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Since you don't want MSI, then I would definitely recommend the Asus P8P67 Pro(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...67+pro&x=0&y=0), or you can get the slick looking Gigabyte P67-UD4 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...YTE-_-13128478)

As for cooler, I don't know much about Sandy Bridge temperatures yet, but maybe an H50 might be good.
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post #3 of 16
4.5ghz? almost any mid range air cooler will do that as will the corsair or antec water cooling kits.

I second the Asus Pro, pretty much the best board in the price range.
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Since you don't want MSI, then I would definitely recommend the Asus P8P67 Pro(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...67+pro&x=0&y=0), or you can get the slick looking Gigabyte P67-UD4 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...YTE-_-13128478)

As for cooler, I don't know much about Sandy Bridge temperatures yet, but maybe an H50 might be good.
Well the board that caught my eye a few minutes ago was this gigabyte. Its brand new and I can't even find any reviews on it or how many power phases it has

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128488
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Hmm, sees on par with the UD4. I don't know about the amount of power phases it has either, so its really up to you. The color layout is just horrible, so it you're into aesthetics then this is.. Gaah. If you really want to the MSI P67A-GD65 is a great board that many people I see use. I read your thread about the MSI boards but if anything matters, the new P67A boards from MSI use Military Class II components with a supposedly 10 year shelf life.
I heard the GD65 may be equivalent to the P8P67-Deluxe which is quite the deal.
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Hmm, sees on par with the UD4. I don't know about the amount of power phases it has either, so its really up to you. The color layout is just horrible, so it you're into aesthetics then this is.. Gaah. If you really want to the MSI P67A-GD65 is a great board that many people I see use. I read your thread about the MSI boards but if anything matters, the new P67A boards from MSI use Military Class II components with a supposedly 10 year shelf life.
I heard the GD65 may be equivalent to the P8P67-Deluxe which is quite the deal.
Not giving MSI another chance.... Even if it means spending a little more. They should stop making motherboards now and just focus on video cards.

And on top of that that MSI board has a 6 phase power design which makes me a sad panda
Edited by killeraxemannic - 4/20/11 at 9:27pm
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Wrong forum, go to the Intel side.

Surprised a moderator posted in this very thread and didn't do anything about it being in the wrong section.
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Wrong forum, go to the Intel side.

Surprised a moderator posted in this very thread and didn't do anything about it being in the wrong section.
Wow I really fail =( must have picked the wrong section on accident.
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post #9 of 16
Why a P67 board?

Z68 chipset boards are already on sale in taiwan and its a matter of weeks before they hit your market.

All indicators point to more features at a similar price point.

I would wait.
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Why a P67 board?

Z68 chipset boards are already on sale in taiwan and its a matter of weeks before they hit your market.

All indicators point to more features at a similar price point.

I would wait.
is z68 just h67 and p67 together?
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