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    If you haven't read my recent hardware issue then you should know that my old computer running a 780i 775 chip set has died after almost 5 years of service. If anyone has a suggestions as to what motherboard that can fit an i5-2500k processor. I would like prices below 150$ please.

    I was eyeballing this one here as part of a combo deal, but suggestions are welcomed.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130574

    I'll be bringing over my hardrives and graphics card from my old build, a GTX 560 ti, figured that shouldn't go to waste.
    |TG-6th|SirNerd

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    Re: New motherboard suggestions

    I have that, great motherboard. Only suggestion though... I would have probably bought an Asus motherboard if they were out when I bought my setup, as MSI had the only B3 motherboard out at the time. Asus has better PWMs and BIOS.
    A.E.K.Δ.B.

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    • #3
      Re: New motherboard suggestions

      Well the MSI board i wanted ran out of stock, so i sprung for this, since it had a promo code.
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701
      Good choice?
      |TG-6th|SirNerd

      My Resume includes Pirate, Mercenary, and a Devil Dog, what else do you want.

      Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional.

      When you can't run anymore, you crawl and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you.

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      • #4
        Re: New motherboard suggestions

        Originally posted by Sir-Nerd View Post
        Well the MSI board i wanted ran out of stock, so i sprung for this, since it had a promo code.
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701
        Good choice?
        Great choice! I believe there's a non-deluxe version as well.
        A.E.K.Δ.B.

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        • #5
          Re: New motherboard suggestions

          Why not one with a Z68 chipset instead? They're newer, similarly priced with P67s, and carry the same benefits of that chipset over the H67 for us.

          For instance:
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128512
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131729
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

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          • #6
            Re: New motherboard suggestions

            Z68 chipset is definitely the most complete solution for sandy bridge builds, but the P67 chipset is just as good for typical gaming PC's. The only features you miss out on with the P67 is the SSD caching feature and the ability to use the integrated GPU and quicksync acceleration. Unless you were looking forward to using those specific features, neither one is important.
            "Looking for brahs to come fight crime with me" - Unload



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            • #7
              Re: New motherboard suggestions

              I was planning on carrying over my SSD that i used for my OS in my last build. Provided it didn't also die when the motherboard went kaput. SSD Caching doesn't look all that great to me. Not sure what i would do with the integrate gpu though.

              I'll have to live with my choice :D unless it dies too.
              |TG-6th|SirNerd

              My Resume includes Pirate, Mercenary, and a Devil Dog, what else do you want.

              Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional.

              When you can't run anymore, you crawl and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you.

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              • #8
                Re: New motherboard suggestions

                Originally posted by Sir-Nerd View Post
                I was planning on carrying over my SSD that i used for my OS in my last build. Provided it didn't also die when the motherboard went kaput. SSD Caching doesn't look all that great to me. Not sure what i would do with the integrate gpu though.

                I'll have to live with my choice :D unless it dies too.
                The integrated GPU I would only ever use if I had some down time between upgrading my dedicate GPU. The SDD caching and quicksync isn't anything that you're losing out on, even with a SSD. The Asus you chose is a great board, and I believe that it has already rolled out a BIOS revision for Ivy Bridge so when those come out it should be compatible from the get-go.
                A.E.K.Δ.B.

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                • #9
                  Re: New motherboard suggestions

                  Well i have everything put together, and i'm posting this from the new rig. Can't wait to try BF3 and Skyrim with the new processor.
                  |TG-6th|SirNerd

                  My Resume includes Pirate, Mercenary, and a Devil Dog, what else do you want.

                  Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional.

                  When you can't run anymore, you crawl and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you.

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                  • #10
                    Re: New motherboard suggestions

                    Originally posted by Sir-Nerd View Post
                    Well i have everything put together, and i'm posting this from the new rig. Can't wait to try BF3 and Skyrim with the new processor.
                    Great! :)


                    Glad everything went well without any DOAs.
                    A.E.K.Δ.B.

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