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April 21, 2011 12:04:18 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to decide on a new mobo and had the following in mind:

ASUS P8P67
ASUS P8P67 Pro
Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4
ASROCK P67 Extreme 4

I want to keep it under $200. I will not use SLI, however, I will OC both my CPU and 460GTX.

I will use 2500k, megahalems heatsink and 8gb or either gskill ripjaws or kingston hyperX (whichever I get better deal on).

Anybody got any suggestions? Any other good boards beside these? I prefer ASUS, Gigabyte, but will consider others.

Really looking for something that is quality built, don't care as much about features. I would like a board that can handle OC and has good onboard cooling along with sata 3 and usb 3 but don't need all the extra features (ex. dual lan, firewire, esata, 3 way sli, etc.) any extra features are just a bonus. I know about the Sabertooth however it is a little bit more than I want to spend.

Thanks for the help.

p.s. newegg has some good combo deals on these mobos/ram, that would also be nice.

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April 21, 2011 1:00:42 AM

If you aren't going to do SLI/CrossFire at all, I'd suggest the ASRock P67 Pro3 or the ASUS P8P67 (regular version). Both have all of the overclocking options in the UEFI, plus heatsinks on the critical power systems and chipset.
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April 21, 2011 1:11:41 AM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
If you aren't going to do SLI/CrossFire at all, I'd suggest the ASRock P67 Pro3 or the ASUS P8P67 (regular version). Both have all of the overclocking options in the UEFI, plus heatsinks on the critical power systems and chipset.


Thanks for your opinion. It seems like a highly utilized, recommended board. How does it compare quality wise to ASUS. I've always used ASUS in the past but wanted to leave this build open to others. Also, the layout of the Gigabyte board looks very nice with extra spacing between slots (as I may throw in old 9600gt as physx card). also have tv tuner card.
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April 21, 2011 1:57:58 AM

ASRock was once owned by ASUS, but I don't know if they still are. They were originally meant to be the cheap versions of ASUS boards, but they have improved in quality since their early days. Now instead of being cheap, they are "budget enthusiast" versions with roughly the same quality. ASUS boards do use better components and offer more features though ... they have to in order to justify the extra cost.

Both ASRock and ASUS will happily overclock your Sandy Bridge CPU screams for mercy, if you wish to do so.

Because you said something about adding a PhysX card, the ASRock P67 Pro3 board won't work -- it only has one PCIe x16 slot. Go for the ASRock P67 Extreme4 instead. It's roughly equivalent to the ASUS P8P67 Pro board (with slightly less features of course), for $30 less.
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April 21, 2011 2:02:57 AM

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