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Old 05-25-2011, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default trying to decide on mobo for i5 2500k

ok give me your thought on these mobo's, I do want to oc but not looking to go all beastly on it. I'm kind of new at overclocking, and I saw this MSI board has a quick way to oc just a little. - MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Old 05-25-2011, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I vote ASUS P8P67 Pro. It's very good and that is the best brand for motherboards in my opinion.

And if you want to overclock, someone here (I believe slaymate) got a 2600k to 5ghz with that motherboard.

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go with the z68 if you do any video editing, transcoding at all.
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The Asus mobo has the same easy overclocking capabilities as the MSI mobo.

I've owned motherboards from all 3 companies, quite a few, and they all make good mobo's/components. I usually go with a Asus as I feel they have a better RMA policy/support if anything goes wrong.
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I'd go for the Gigabyte Z68 UD4......though you can never go wrong with Asus in my opinion.
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
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