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Old 03-13-12, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default What is the best motherboard for the i5-2500K

I had a gigabyte EX58-UD5 that was great but I hear it my not be that good for the 2500K .How about Asrock or Evga,I need it to be able to run SLI and be around $150.I was looking at the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128512
or the EVGA Z68 SLI 130-SB-E685-KR $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188097
or theASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265
I am not sure what would be the best one to go with.I have three GTX 470's but not really wanting to run three of them because of the noise.
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No Asus?
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Old 03-13-12, 09:36 PM   #3
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Old 03-13-12, 10:26 PM   #4
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ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155

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Old 03-13-12, 11:24 PM   #5
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i might have to go sandy.
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asrock one seems very good.
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asrock one seems very good.
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Old 03-14-12, 09:39 AM   #9
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Old 03-14-12, 10:10 AM   #10
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A Z68 chipset seems to be the best motherboard for SandyBridge overclocking.

I'm personally running a ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 motherboard. I have my 2500K clocked at 4.5GHZ on air cooling. Runs rock solid.
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Old 03-14-12, 05:07 PM   #11
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I would venture a guess and say your 4.5ghz is due more to your luck with the CPU than the ability of that motherboard.

Still, I think SRT is a very good reason to go with Z68 and the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro is what I'd buy if I was in the market.
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Nobody likes EVGA any more?
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