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Gigabyte/ASrock Motherboard 1155 p67

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January 29, 2011 2:59:00 PM

I am upgrading to a i5-2500k processor soon and I am looking for a good motherboard for overclocking. I am not a enthusiast and I am just looking for a modest 4.0ghz or so overclock till I need more.

My current "possibles" are these.
Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I game at a modest 1680x1050 resolution so I don't need to SLI/Crossfire for the most part. Later down I will be upgrading my GPU but for now I run a modest GTX 260.
Few things I need to have for my motherboard are.
1) Least 4 SATA2 ports
2) When using SATA3 (aka SSD) it wont limit my GPU.
#2 was a issue when I was shopping for a 1156 system for a friend. The "USB 3.0 and SATA3" boards took bandwidth from the PCI-e lane and usually resulted in the PCIe x16 slot to go from x16 to x8 when SATA3/USB 3.0 was being used. I don't have a SSD yet but once it hits 50 cents a GB I will be upgrading to one.

Thank you for any help. I appreciate anything you can do. My max limit on a motherboard would be $150.


System Specs
Q6600 @ 400x8- 3.2ghz
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 (rev. 1.0)
2x2GB G-skill PC6400 DDR2 800
XFX GTX 260 192 core
750w Corsair PSU (Modular)
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12


*edit*
I forgot to mention here is the links to my CPU and Memory that I will be buying WITH the motherboard.
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
Memory (Must be low profile)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

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a c 1098 V Motherboard
January 30, 2011 1:18:58 PM

I would go with the Asus board based on this conclusion reflecting on the cheaper boards as well http://www.anandtech.com/show/4130/the-battle-of-the-p6...
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January 30, 2011 7:32:43 PM

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January 31, 2011 6:02:30 AM

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