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ASRock EXTREME 4 or ASUS P8P67 Pro?

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September 19, 2011 8:24:18 AM

I'll be running two GTX 570s, an i5 2500k OC, 8GB RAM, and a 850w PSU. Just looking for upgradeability, low temps, and ease-of-use. Going to be mainly using it to game and run programs like UDK and whatnot.

Or is there a different one that would work better?

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September 21, 2011 3:26:01 PM

Hi Qwertymusicman I actually have a similar set up to yours except you have better components

What I am running is a 5850 toxic with the p8p67, 8gb ram, 650hx.
Problem with this board I'd have to say is that it gets really hot so overclocking isn't as easy on thsi board. Im just curious what are you over clocking it to?

I honestly suggest you buy any z68 asus board or stay away from asus
my p8p67 and many others out their need a lot of RMA's for an exchange over time. I had a lot of issues with the bios, and messages such as "Overclocking failed" But this was pre overclocked by intel supposively. Just because it has the fancy looking bios its still not good at all.
like I said stay away from asus or only their z68 if you're an asus fan
I suggest gigabyte the most.
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September 21, 2011 5:06:11 PM

If 'the plan' is to OC both the GTX 570's and CPU then I'd look at a 1000W PSU.

As far as good MOBO's for 2-WAY/2-WAY + PhysX:
P67 - ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1)
Z68 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO or Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5

Side-by-side -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-730^13-131-730-TS%2C13-131-771^13-131-771-TS%2C13-128-513^13-128-513-TS

However for 3-WAY:
P67 - Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
Z68 - Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
Z68 - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
Z68 - EVGA Z68 FTW

Side-by-side -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-760^13-131-760-TS%2C13-188-099^13-188-099-TS%2C13-128-480^13-128-480-TS%2C13-128-499^13-128-499-TS

Extreme 3-WAY + PhysX
P67 - ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION ; perfect PCIe spacing -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 21, 2011 6:02:48 PM

Okay guys... I've edited my build a bit, as I've found some reputable deals. I'm now going to run two GTX 580s, 1000w PSU, and an i5 OC'd to 4.2-4.5 Ghz.

So... what is the ABSOLUTE best P67 motherboard for under $200? I'm looking at the ASUS Sabertooth P67. I've had a great experience with ASUS so far, so I trust them. I'll start a new thread.
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September 21, 2011 6:25:11 PM

I would get the ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1 or 3.0) {12 Phase to CPU} and not the ASUS Sabertooth P67 {8 Phase to CPU} - it looks nice but it lacks the Phases that aide in OC'ing.

Here's a good post with (2) excellent spreadsheets -> http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/916189-offi... The 2nd vCore spreadsheet is for you CPU OC'ing.
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September 23, 2011 12:31:15 AM

Which ever way works honestly all mobos do a great job in my opinion I may of just got a flawed unit but not just me a lot others did. So either you receive a really nice board or really flawed
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September 26, 2011 9:16:12 AM

Best answer selected by QwertyMusicMan.
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