Best mobo for an i5 2500k?

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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  1. 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
  2. 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
    MOBO 200 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
    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
    ODD 22 ASUS 24X DVDR - Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - 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.
  3. I'm thinking this should do:

    $120 for a Z68 chipset? That's a good deal, right?
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