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Best mobo for i5 2500k??

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April 5, 2011 2:05:19 AM

Hey guys.. first time building a rig for gaming..

I have decided to go for i5 2500k and now I need to decide the mobo for it.

I was looking at some of the combo deals:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60047&vpn=25...

But I don't know which one to choose. My friend recommended me with this :
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

My budget for mobo would be max $250 without tax/rebate so... any recommendations?

again, it will be used for gaming.

Also, i currently own Antec TP-650W continuous power psu, if that helps :p  ( I am noob!!)

Thanks in advance, and Thank you for reading :) 

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April 5, 2011 9:09:28 AM

I personally would choose the P8P67 PRO motherboard for the SLI and CF support over the deluxe version. The money saved can then be spent on a better GPU for more performance. If you do not plan on dual GPU setup then the std P8P67 is a good choice, with the same argument on the saved money.
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April 5, 2011 2:02:19 PM

rolli59 said:
I personally would choose the P8P67 PRO motherboard for the SLI and CF support over the deluxe version. The money saved can then be spent on a better GPU for more performance. If you do not plan on dual GPU setup then the std P8P67 is a good choice, with the same argument on the saved money.


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April 5, 2011 8:49:49 PM

You wanna know the answer to that my friend? A lot of people have asked questions similar to this..try searching it on the site and you'll come across plenty..it honestly depends on what you would like to do...gaming? gaming and some editing? I would say for that particular processor you should consider using the P8P67 boards..the plain ol' vanilla P8P67 will get you a good overclock and allow you to use a single GPU, or 2 for crossfire..pay a little more and you can get a P8P67 pro which is the same, except for sli support and slightly better efficiency.... If you really want a nice board with some extras...the P8p67 deluxe is the way to go.
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April 5, 2011 9:09:45 PM

Thanks for the reply.. maybe I am noob at seraching too... I always try to search the forum first..

I will make sure i double search the forum next time before posting up a question :) 

yes.. I am most likely be getting p8p67 pro...Thanks!
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April 5, 2011 9:19:21 PM

np..don't take it hard..it just makes it easier...and the pro is a good choice! or, the asrock p67extreme 4
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April 5, 2011 11:18:38 PM

That Pro Bundle is a great deal. If your gonna spend the $240 though on the Deluxe, from experience, and from the reviews, I'd recommend the WS Revolution. The little "extras" that went into this board I think are well worth the extra $20 .... the way I see it ..... if ya can justify an extra $55 to move from the Pro to the Deluxe, the extra $20 for the WS revolution shouldn't be an issue.
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April 6, 2011 1:02:22 AM

20 dollars is actually the difference...dammit! If I could get it with a difference that small I would get it too..even if i wasn't going to sli for now..it just makes more sense to get the better board if your paying less than 30 for it
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