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Motherboard died, I need a new one

Hello guys,

So basically my ASROCK p67 pro 3 died, it doesn't boot up, tried all possible things.

Now I need to buy a new motherboard, and my options are not many. I could order the same one as this, however I no longer see asrock or specially this p67 pro 3 as a good one.

Anyone could suggest me the best possible motherboard for 200$ price range.

I am having I5-2500k with Gigabyte hd 6850 Gonna use 2x 4gb kingston hype blue 1333 (1600 If I can with this cpu, not sure yet. Could use some help as well)

So please, please, please suggest me the best possible motherboard for that price range.
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  1. a z97 board would be a good investment, a gigabyte g1 sniper z97, asus sabertooth mk2 or a msi gaming 5 maybe
  2. Alright, I looked through and seems like so far gigabyte g1 sniper z97 is the best choice, yet I am still a newbie at such a things and I am afraid to buy a bad motherboard. Any other suggestions?

    EDIT: Btw, as I read, isn't G1.Sniper Z97 more suited for somekind of people who work with audio? As it seems it's focusing a lot on audio quality and so on.
  3. the asus sabertooth? the asus z97 k, they all have 5 year warranty
  4. So now there are a total of 6+ motherboards, how I am supposed to choose, I am really so lost -.- I mean I look at every and they all sound nice, with all those gadgets and bla bla bla. can't really make a choice.
  5. If you plan on upgrading cpu in the near fufutre, go for a z97 board as it will support future chipsets
  6. Alright, so which from z97 boards would be the best for my current cpu? Also now i read the info of my old asrock, like

    ''Supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
    Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPU
    Supports Hyper-Threading Technology''

    Do these 200$ z97 and so on also support such a things?
  7. yes, all those features are now common for z97 boards, such as sli support, crossfire support, 5 year waranty, usb 3.0, sata ezxpress etc
  8. Azark said:
    So now there are a total of 6+ motherboards, how I am supposed to choose, I am really so lost -.- I mean I look at every and they all sound nice, with all those gadgets and bla bla bla. can't really make a choice.


    Your I5-2500k will only work with the P67's I listed. To use Z97, you'll need to get a new CPU too.
  9. oh, I thought they were backwards compatible? or is that only back to z87?
  10. So if my cpu can't support those z97 and stuff, the best thing I can get is the one you linked?

    ''ASUS P8P67 DELUXE <REV 3.0> LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard''
  11. Alright, so it costs 175$ while my old one 60$, will I get any real advantage for paying more than double? As considering this is p67, I will be forced to buy a new motherboard in the future. Maybe I should just save some money and buy the same motherboard as I had before?
  12. yea, why fix something that's not broken, metaphorically speaking ofc
  13. I've got no worries in buying another of what you had. Just thought you might not trust it.
  14. Now as I read you want me to stick with p67, shouldn't i upgrade to z77 and so on? As i5 2500k works with it.
  15. Best answer
    If you want to use Z77 try eg ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
  16. Yep, that's the one I ordered yesterday, together with 2x 4gb 1600 ram. Gonna enable xmp in bios so that 1600 would work with my procesor.
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