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hey i am getting a new board for i7 2600k witch board is better?
Maximus IV Extreme or p67 deluxe?
for overclocking
thanks!
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post #2 of 18
Would say the p67, never used the Maximus, but the p67 had a nice simple bios without loads of sub menus and was a very very stable board. Defo would reccomend the p67!
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ok thanks more comments please
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post #4 of 18
Unless you plan to run 3 or more graphics cards there is little real benefit to paying a hefty increase in price.

The boards overclock the same unless you plan to put a chip under LN2.
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what are you running in your PCI slots ?
    
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post #7 of 18
You could compromise and Get the ASUS P8P67-WS REVOLUTION

This is a high performance board, right under the Max IV Extreme, it gives you the capability of running 3 GeForce + PHYSx thanks to the NF200 chip onboard

The only thing you don't get on the WS Revolution compared to the Maximus IV or the Deluxe is the bluetooth module (and trust me, the BT GO! feature is hard to configure, and pretty much useless...)

The WS Revolution also has a higher phase VRM, increasing overclocking ability over the Deluxe.

Best of all, the WS Revolution is about $100 cheaper than the Max IV Extreme.

Hope this helps!

EDIT: Yea if you're only going to run one Graphics card on it (or maybe upgrade to 2-way SLI in the future, but not 3-way..) then stick with the Deluxe...heck, the EVO or PRO do great too...I can get my i5-2500K to 4.7ghz on AIR, probablly more when I get the time to really dig into the DIGI+VRM settings.

To Clarify: The WS Revolution has a higher phase VRM than any of the other boards EXCEPT the Max IV Extreme, but unless you're going to go "ends of the earth" overclocking, then you will never know the difference (the processor will degrade before your VRM falls behind...)
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post #8 of 18
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like i said before i have 2x gtx 460 1gb..but if i want to oc my cpu to very very high ghz should i go with maximus then?
edit:i have one more question does the maximus iv board has OC profiles?so i can load the oc profiles without changing the bios settings?
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post #10 of 18
ocing with SB is less dependent on the mobo and more dependent on the cpu.

go with the p67 pro instead.
    
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