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Gaming Motherboard for 1155 Chipset

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July 5, 2011 8:29:45 PM

Hey everyone,

I am having difficulty deciding on what motherboard I should buy for a gaming rig that I am going to build. I will be using an i5 2500K and a GTX 560 ti superclocked. I want a board that will allow me to SLI when I buy another GTX 560 ti. If you can provide me with what motherboard I should buy, I would really appreciate it. I don't plan on having an SSD anytime soon so I don't know about a Z68 mobo but I'm up for the best option for me.
a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2011 8:55:44 PM

Need to know your budget.
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July 5, 2011 9:59:22 PM

between $150 - $200
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July 5, 2011 10:04:11 PM

I'd say a P67 motherboard would suit you best, but there are plenty of those :)  Most of them support SLI, too. It comes down to other features.

Do you want to overclock?

Do you want to use the IGP for video transcoding (that would be about the only reason to get a Z68)?

Do you want something special on the motherboard (two Ethernet ports, or Wifi, or...)
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July 5, 2011 10:16:14 PM

I would like to overclock because I will buying an i5 2500k. I don't video transcode very often and files are relatively small. Other than that no special features aside from having usb 3.0 ports and sata 6 gbps ports
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July 6, 2011 2:21:46 AM

DZSlasher said:
Hey everyone,

I am having difficulty deciding on what motherboard I should buy for a gaming rig that I am going to build. I will be using an i5 2500K and a GTX 560 ti superclocked. I want a board that will allow me to SLI when I buy another GTX 560 ti. If you can provide me with what motherboard I should buy, I would really appreciate it. I don't plan on having an SSD anytime soon so I don't know about a Z68 mobo but I'm up for the best option for me.


lots of options :

$140- Gigabyte GA -Z68X UD3

$170- Gigabyte GA-Z68X UD3P

$180- Asus P8Z68V
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a b V Motherboard
July 6, 2011 4:10:41 AM

Another vote for the Asus P8Z68-V. Yes I know you will be fine with a P67 chipset board but it is nice to have a backup video option which only H6X and Z68 chipset boards provide.
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July 6, 2011 6:17:15 PM

Okay thanks. I think Ill go with the Asus Z68 motherboard.
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