not limited to just the boards i have posted i am more then willing to select one not listed i would just like the best for the money with the best options as for as upgradability for the future and thank you for the imput
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
I've read people have overclocked the i5-2500k upto 4.8 ghz on these cheaper boards but other people say the more expensive boards are more stable. But my idea of a stable and cheap, plug and play build is just the GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 and the 1333 mhz ram.
I have a GTX 460 1 GB, Antec True Power 750 Watt, and Spinpoint F3 already, I wish I had a more powerful video card for gaming at maxed out settings, and possibly a solid state once they go down in price and are totally stable.
I would absolutely (given that list) go with the Gigabyte board.
Asus and Gigabyte are definitely some of the best made boards out there, and they seem to work well with very few issues.
ASRock I have seen a decent amount of issues with, so I would steer clear of them. But that's just me
I always ran with ASUS, but recently I've seen A LOT of RMA requests for the ASUS P8P67 series motherboards on Newegg Feedback, and it made me think about going elsewhere. The main thing I care about is will I have any issues and downtime. That means more than overall performance to me.
I think i'll go with the
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $169.99 on Newegg
I recently purchased an Asrock extreme4 gen3 and I am very very happy with it. The BIOS is very good and my 2500k is running at 4.8ghz without any problems. It is also very good looking and has very good connectivity and expansion slots. So that's my vote.