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Best Motherboard for the i7 2600k?

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September 21, 2011 10:55:25 PM

Hi can anybody tell me wich motherboard is the best for the i7 2600k as i thought of getting the Asus Maximus IV Extreme z intel Z68 would that work well with it or is there a newer or better motherboard out there ?

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a c 136 V Motherboard
September 22, 2011 5:22:55 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
MAXIMUS IV Extreme Z is the best board Z68 board you can get but there are cheaper alternatives too such as P8Z68 Deluxe or P8Z68-V pro
September 22, 2011 5:48:20 PM

Hmmm..."best" motherboard. Guess that all depends on what you will be doing with your motherboard as to which one is best for your needs. Pointless question if you don't provide specific details as to what your needs are / what you will be doing with your system.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 22, 2011 5:51:08 PM

Best is subjective, and what matters is what's 'best' for your 'use'. Sure the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z, P8Z68-V PRO, etc are all great. Also the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5, etc.

The best bang for the buck IMO ASUS P8Z68-V PRO; 2-WAY SLI + PhysX, excellent vCore...

Other use to recommendations:

2-WAY/2-WAY + PhysX:
Z68 - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5 or Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3

P67 - Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
Z68 - Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3

Extreme 3-WAY + PhysX:
P67 - ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION ; perfect PCIe spacing
September 22, 2011 6:27:10 PM

Your CPU is the same as mine. I use a MSI myself.

Any Z68 class will fit well. Actually perfectly. The upcoming X79 (Is that right?) will require 1866 memory I think. I run 2133 mem myself.

Keep in mind that the CPU is one of the best out there for the money, especially the unlocked K series from Intel. The damn thing still is able to hold it's own against a i7 3xxx in a recent review.
a c 717 V Motherboard
September 22, 2011 6:48:21 PM

The SB-E supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 memory, you're thinking of the AMD Bulldozer.