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Best motherboard for Intel I5 2500k?

Hi i ended up buying the intel i5 2500k unlocked cpu and was wondering what is the best motherboard i can get? i wil lbe gaming and want to oc a lot. Preferably 130$ under thanks!
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  1. NCIX Gaming Bundle ASUS P8P67 LE ATX P67 2PCI-E16 Motherboard + Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPU is what im planning to buy for 339.99$. Is the
    ASUS P8P67 LE ATX P67 2PCI-E16 Motherboard good for OC'ing?
  2. changed my limit of the motherboard to 180$ max! any ideas? please post! i will oc the 2500k while i play my starcraft 2!
  3. Well ya $180 limit puts ya about $10 below the overwhelming consensus favorite.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682

    Ya save $20 buying it in the combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884

    In acse ya need anything else, peruse the other combos here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682&SubCategory=280&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1
  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    Well ya $180 limit puts ya about $10 below the overwhelming consensus favorite.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682

    Ya save $20 buying it in the combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884

    lol sadly im in canada and the newegg offer is only for Americans ) :
  5. should i get the http://secure.newegg.ca/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?submit=ChangeItem combo for 400$? or go for a
    NCIX Bundle Deal - Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Processor & ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard for 410$?
  6. Best answer
    The Asus Pro the JackNaylorPE listed looks good. Two things to be aware of. First, there have been some issues with these new boards. Mostly miner fixes, but something you may want to Google. Second, I've noticed that many of the SLI/X-fire labeled boards are running the 2nd PCIe slot at X4. Just an FYI. That Asus SE model that you mentioned is one of them. It does support Turbo Boost though. If you don't plan on dual GPU's, it doesn't look bad for the price. In any case, and this is coming from a GB fan, I think Asus has an edge on the 1155 sockets right now.
  7. jockey said:
    The Asus Pro the JackNaylorPE listed looks good. Two things to be aware of. First, there have been some issues with these new boards. Mostly miner fixes, but something you may want to Google. Second, I've noticed that many of the SLI/X-fire labeled boards are running the 2nd PCIe slot at X4. Just an FYI. That Asus SE model that you mentioned is one of them. It does support Turbo Boost though. If you don't plan on dual GPU's, it doesn't look bad for the price. In any case, and this is coming from a GB fan, I think Asus has an edge on the 1155 sockets right now.

    is the ASUS P8P67 PRO good for cf and sli? has two 16 pcie right? and not 2nd x4
  8. You should check DirectCanada.com where you pay GST only (unless you're in BC) and you get free ground shipping on > $300 orders.
  9. GhislainG said:
    You should check DirectCanada.com where you pay GST only (unless you're in BC) and you get free ground shipping on > $300 orders.

    I just tried out direct canada. They do have free shipping but then the tax is hst out side of bc. Gst only if in bc. Ncix is really close to my home so i dont really need free shipping because i can just walk in.
  10. Best answer selected by a-p-p-l-e-s.
  11. a-p-p-l-e-s said:
    I just tried out direct canada. They do have free shipping but then the tax is hst out side of bc. Gst only if in bc. Ncix is really close to my home so i dont really need free shipping because i can just walk in.

    I'm ouitside of BC and I got charged GST only. BC residents are charged HST.
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