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Tring to decide on a 1155 motherboard...

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December 3, 2011 8:51:22 PM

Hello everyone... I am trying to decide on a good motherboard for my gaming rig, to use for an i7 2600K. I do not want to spend too much but if I must, ill downgrade the cpu to an i5 2500K instead(even though I feel that hyperthreading may be of use to me...). These are some motherboards I am thinking about:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maxi...

I want to go with 1155 because i dont want to buy a 1366 or 2011 CPU knowing that they cost $1000 dollars or more for the CPU alone... Plus i always hear an see that the 2600K is simply one of the best CPUs right now, an probably will be for a long time.

If you all have any other suggestions for mobos, please know that I need them to have atleast 1 USB 3.0 header, and a Z68 chipset. I have my graphics card already(Matrix GTX 580) and my cooler(Silver Arrow). I am not planning on using any SLI or crossfire anytime soon...

Thank you all for your help! =D
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December 3, 2011 9:16:38 PM

I would go with one of the gigabyte boards if the price is lower than asus, especially if one of them has the dual bios feature.
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