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Picking out a SB Motherboard - Needs Advice!

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April 7, 2011 5:09:57 AM

Hey folks,

I haven't been building in a long (loooong) time, but am planning to put together a new machine in the next month. I'm looking over motherboards for the 1155 socket, and was hoping for some comments on how these three stacked up against each other:

Gigabyte P67A-UD4
ASRock P67 Extreme4
Asus P8P67 Pro

Most of the reviews I've seen (including Tom's) have the three relatively near each other. I'm not too concerned with the efficiency stats (though they are nice) that Asus seemed to lead in, I'm looking for overall performance in this price range. Thoughts?
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April 7, 2011 6:27:32 AM

I have the P67A UD4 and could not be happier with it.
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April 7, 2011 3:29:01 PM

anort3 said:
I have the P67A UD4 and could not be happier with it.


There you go. That's a good reason. lol
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April 7, 2011 3:35:59 PM

I tend to favor the Gigabyte MB's. last 3 builds (E6400 OC to 3.2), I5-750 stable at 3.8, but use OCed @3.2 w/16 Gigs ram. and I3 for wife. Not one problem - Prefer Bios setup, more a personal preference.

That said:
Based on a review I was think of switching to Asus. But comments on the B3 are encouraging.
Waiting for Z68's which should be out mid may.
Should be happy with either w/reservation

Reservation (and reason for GreekApproved comment)
Pay very close attention to how pci-e slots are configured bout x16 and others, ie does it have x4 or do you have to use the x16 2nd slot which knocks the x16 slot 1 down to x8.
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