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October 27, 2011 6:50:41 AM

So I decided I want to take the leap to the 2700K today. The thing is I want to find a motherboard with the following attributes (if possible):

Ivy Bridge Compatible
PCI-E 3.0 (with Bios/firmware update)
Supports SLI (Tri SLI is a plus)

Basically I want it to be able to switch to IB IF I DECIDE TO (which I highly highly highly doubt but just in case) and have all the supported features of IB. Also I may choose to put a water block on it as well so Ill be checking to see if whatever suggestions you guys make have compatible water blocks.

Thanks guys!

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a c 435 V Motherboard
October 27, 2011 11:53:36 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... This board has been around awhile; one reviewer warned not to flash the bios; I concur. Try the original bios first. I don't use asus products, but many still do. The p67 pro 3.1 for $169.99 is the one I'm trying to link.
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October 27, 2011 12:01:04 PM

H61, H67, P67, and Z68 are all Ivy Bridge compatible from a news release posted here on Tom's. I would recommend either a P67 or Z68 GEN 3
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October 27, 2011 1:20:31 PM

^ +1

Probably the best MoBo out there right now for the price. Honestly, thats about all anyone really needs, and Asrock is a solid built MoBo.
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October 27, 2011 1:27:34 PM

is that for the $125 range 384?
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November 3, 2011 7:48:34 AM

I've been between the ASrock Extreme and this gigabyte mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

anyone have opinions?


EDIT:
After doing some reading I've read a lot of people having problems with gigabyte boards. Anyone care to vouch for their quality control? I do have 2 gigabyte 580s that have no trouble but just want to be sure
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a c 435 V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 10:10:43 AM

Download the bios and check the settings. Then get the board you want. I had no problems with my gigabyte recently, but bad boards crop up from almost all manufacturer's sometimes.
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