Need Advice on LGA 1155 Motherboard

A while back I posted about upgrading my computer, and since then my upgrade has turned into a full blown new build. I've picked out everything I want so far and I'm satisfied with everything except the motherboard.

These are my choices as of right now (subject to change, of course):

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=16405366

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Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue Computer Modular Case
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (this is just what I've picked out for now, I'm not completely sure about it)
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

I already have a PSU (I forget the model, but it's a 680w Corsair) as well as a CD-ROM drive. I also have an nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX which I know is severely outdated; I may or may not use it in this new build, depending on whether or not I can get a decent price on a 260GTX.

So, any opinions on sandy bridge motherboards for this build? Also, please feel free to point out any incompatibilities in what I've picked out so far-- I'm not always the best at double checking myself.

One other thing-- I'm going pretty budget on the mobo, so please only suggest motherboards under $200.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I probably won't be buying until a month or so from now, so any sale items that end soon won't help me any.
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  1. Anandtech seem to think that this is quite a good one for the price, better than some options at $190:
    Asrock P67 Extreme4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217
  2. If you plan on ever running dual cards that's not a board I would choose. It won't run cards @ 8x & 8x for the fact the other PCI-E slot is 4x.

    Here's a good board for SLI that's on the cheap atm.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-roundup-lga-1155-sandy-bridge,2837.html <--- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Review

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217 $152.99
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    And here's a decent single card board...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157222 $123.99
    ASRock P67 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Also you can save a few $ on some quality RAM...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095 $82.99 FREE SHIPPING $5 off with promo code HARDOCPX119A, ends 1/26
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
  3. Why_Me said:
    If you plan on ever running dual cards that's not a board I would choose. It won't run cards @ 8x & 8x for the fact the other PCI-E slot is 4x.

    Here's a good board for SLI that's on the cheap atm.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-roundup-lga-1155-sandy-bridge,2837.html <--- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Review

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217 $152.99
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    And here's a decent single card board...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157222 $123.99
    ASRock P67 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Also you can save a few $ on some quality RAM...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095 $82.99 FREE SHIPPING $5 off with promo code HARDOCPX119A, ends 1/26
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770


    I don't have any definite plans of running dual cards, but I'd like it as an option, so thank you for pointing that out to me.

    Seems like the ASRock P67 Extreme4 is a popular board.

    Edit: After some research, it seems like this board only has three case fan headers? That might be a problem.

    Is there any reason other than not being able to run dual cards on my original choice to go with another board? I don't like it, but I can live with it, I guess.
  4. Aelle said:

    I don't know anything about that case, but Iv'e heard nothing but good when it comes to that Asus Pro. That board rocks from everything Iv'e heard and read. :)
  5. Why_Me said:
    I don't know anything about that case, but Iv'e heard nothing but good when it comes to that Asus Pro. That board rocks from everything Iv'e heard and read. :)


    Thanks! I've actually changed my mind on the case (as well as downgraded from an i7 2600k to an i5 2500k) but I'm feeling positive about this motherboard.
  6. Why_Me is right...the ASUS P8P67 PRO is probably the best overall SB Mobo out there. One especially nice feature is the upgraded Intel 82579 LAN chipset instead of the cheap Realtek most other Mobo's use.
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