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Old 12-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good cheap motherboard for i5 2500?

While my trusty old dual cored amd athlon has served faithfully, i feel that its time to upgrade! So obviously im going with Intel this time, and my question is, what motherboard should i get to it? The rig will be mainly for gaming, and im looking to overclock a bit later on when i can afford a new gpu, which will become the bottleneck when i upgrade the cpu/mobo/memory.. Im not a hardcore OC'er, but maybe a few 100 mhz just for the sake of it.

Im looking for a mobo around 100-150 dollars, the cheaper the better. what would be the most bang for the buck? any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Also is it i5 2500k or just i5 2500
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I would go with this: Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I never trusted MSI after 2 of my boards from them failed on me a few months later. ASRock is a smaller part of ASUS. They normally sell lower grade boards.
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Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

$133

i own it and think it's pretty good.
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Well, that too.

ASUS FTW! :P
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Yeah, it was the 2500K, not the 2500, i apologize. I did not know that there was one without the K.
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