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Best mobo for an i5 2500k?

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August 20, 2011 9:19:50 AM

Still working out my mobo for my build, need a good mobo for the 1155 socket.

From this site (, I want one less than $150 (if possible), and can fit a 560ti, 2xDDR3, and can fit in a HAF 912 Advanced (shouldn't be a problem).

Don't need overclocking features (or SLI), 'cause I won't be doing that (I want a PC that lasts :p )

Chipset....well, whatever one's best (for the price).

Parts list:

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August 20, 2011 9:24:05 PM

MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

for the price and specs, best bang for your buck. can be found on for 104 after 20 mir.
either way, u can OC , just be reasonable at OC and pc will last.

just built my gaming pc , ready for MW3 and B3, currently playing crysis 2 / BC2

my build:
-MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz @4.0 OC Quad-Core Processor
-ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5
-Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s / -LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
-Rosewill RV2-700 700W ATX12V SLI ready / -Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Case
-Sunbeam RHK-BA Rheobus 4 Channel 20W Fan Controller Panel / -6 Rosewill 120mm Blue LED Fans

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August 20, 2011 11:29:18 PM

There's a misnomer about OC, it's all about your vCore. If your vCore is lower than 1.35v your CPU will be the last to 'die' in your system. Further, there's no reason to waste money on a 'K' CPU nor on the HSF that you chose CM 212+.

Now IF you get a good MOBO not only can you OC, but both your CPU & MOBO will last longer than you care to keep them. Correlation Higher phases to lower vCore.

Here's a good build that even with a 4.5GHz OC will probably out live your non OC build {USD}, but can OC to 5GHz with a <1.35v vCore:

Type Price Description
CPU 219 Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM 60 G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM 8GB DDR3 1600
SSD 200 OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB
HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
PSU 100 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M
CASE 88 CM RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced
OS 140 Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total 1149
RAM 70 G.SKILL F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 8GB DDR3 1600
HSF 58 Thermaltake Frio
HSF 126 CORSAIR H100 Liquid CPU Cooler
GPU 310 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 GPU
CPU 315 Intel Core i7-2600K

The build is with an ultra fast SSD for OS, Apps & Working Files/Documents + RAID 1 for the Data.