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Which motherboard fot i5 2500k

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January 22, 2011 9:31:42 AM

hey i have got the i5 2500k processor.now which motherboard???asus p8p67 or sabertooth p67???or any gigabyte mobo.want the best within 10k indian rupees (arnd $230).then i need to go for the graphics card

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a c 234 V Motherboard
January 22, 2011 9:54:55 AM

I would go with the ASUS SABERTOOTH P67.
a b V Motherboard
January 22, 2011 12:09:47 PM

Depends on the features you want and your expectations. To be honest I don't quite see what the Sabertooth has to offer over the P8P67 Pro aside from the "shield".
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January 22, 2011 4:30:26 PM

now how does the shield affet the performance???both are more or less the same price here in india so i ca go for any one.so hlp out
a b V Motherboard
January 23, 2011 12:46:38 AM

The shield is supposed to be there for cooling, but people say the difference is negligible if the casing is well ventilated. However, the Sabertooth does come with a 5 year warranty instead of the 3 years for the P8P67 Pro. On the other hand the P8P67 Pro seems to have on-board bluetooth.

If you prefer the look or want the 2 extra year of warranty, go for the Sabertooth. If you want to save some $$$ or want the bluetooth, then go for the Pro.
January 23, 2011 5:15:52 AM

hmmm so which one do u suggest.or is it negligible btwn sabertooth and p8p67 pro???as the price diff only abt 2k indian rupees($40).bt warranty matrs.i have read smwhr dat p8p67 pro has a betr bios hence its betr??so plzzz commnt

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a b V Motherboard
January 23, 2011 12:35:08 PM
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If it was my money, I would get the P8P67 Pro and put that money to better use on other components; the shield is probably not worth 40$ and I don't think any of these boards would die within 5 years no matter the warranty. As for Asus vs Gigabyte (P67A-UD4), both would be of equal quality, but I think more work was put toward the Asus's EUFI (new BIOS) interface compared to Gigabyte's and for that reason I would go toward Asus.
January 23, 2011 12:45:10 PM

Not sure if i should create a new thread for this, but it is in line with this thread...

What do you think of the Jetway P67?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is for a budget build and the $20 difference could be used elsewhere in this build. Are there any glaring issues on the Jetway board compared to the Asus P67 the OP listed?

Thanks
a b V Motherboard
January 23, 2011 1:12:43 PM

I might be wrong, but I haven't seen anywhere the mention of UEFI (new kind of BIOS) for Jetway MB and I scanned the manual so. In itself it's not the end of the world, but it does show some kind of "outdatedness". I would rather go for the ASRock P67 Extreme4 (10$ more than the Jetway). BTW, my previous comments were for the P8P67 Pro, not the base one.
January 24, 2011 8:52:12 AM

so zenthar tell me one thing.i had alwz looked to get asus for i5.now if asrock extreme gives the same facilities for a leeser amnt then i shld go fir it.shldnt i??????or shld i finalize asus p8p67 and sabertooth and decide among then according to budget constraints???
a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2011 12:39:39 PM

The ASRock might be slightly slower (but not in a significant way), has only a 1 year warranty vs 3 for the P8P67-Pro and 5 years for the Sabertooth and it won't OC as well. The P8P67 Pro has built-in bluetooth, but the ASRock has a 5.25 bay FP USB 3.0 connector with SSD caddy.

Personally, I wouldn't mind getting the ASRock especially if getting an Asus would mean sacrificing something else (ex: I would rather put the 40$ on a SSD/GPU than on the MB).
January 24, 2011 2:31:22 PM

hmmmm for me warranty matters.then asrock dsnt rock for me.hehe.so i go for asus.need to check all the specs of both the models.then i wud dcid.wise dcisn zenthar??????
a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2011 2:48:25 PM

Comparing all your options is always a wise decision.
January 24, 2011 4:49:31 PM

hehe no i asked whtr selecting asus was a wise decisn or not????
a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2011 5:02:26 PM

You can't go wrong with the Asus P8P67 Pro, it is probably the most recommended board for Sandy Bridge builds.
January 25, 2011 10:18:12 AM

thnx zenthar.for ur hlp
a b V Motherboard
January 25, 2011 12:32:10 PM

No problem. I also invite you to put your complete build specs in the new build forum for final global review and post a link back in this thread if you want. Don't forget to use the template.
January 26, 2011 6:05:19 AM

Best answer selected by djrulz.
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