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February 1, 2012 5:50:24 PM

Hey guys,
my pc config is:-
I5-2500k
amd hd 6950 2gb
cm 600w psu
8gb 1333mhz ram
rosewill challenger cabinet
250gb hdd

i can spend upto 200$(rs 10000) on mobo. I hv heard that z68 chipset will support the upcoming ivy bridge. If it is true then i can go for biostar tz68k+ otherwise asus p8h67-m pro will be fine(i think). So please tel me whether biostar mobo that i selected is fine and whether biostar itself is a trusted and good manufacturer or not? One more thing i wont be overclocking my cpu and i m buying i5-2500k instead of i5-2500 cause its just 4$ costlier. Thanks in advance..
February 1, 2012 6:01:37 PM

personally I would go with the asus board if you can afford it. There's nothing wrong with biostar, but they are considered to be a cheaper brand by most.

If you can spend up to $200, then you might consider the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3.

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

It is right at the top of your budget, but has pci-e 3.0, and a lot of room for higher speed memory as well.
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February 1, 2012 6:09:40 PM

I have used the Asus P8Z68-M Pro which is a nice Micro-ATX but with the other items on your build I would be looking at something like the Asus P8Z68-V or the MSI Z68A-GD55 board. Both of these boards are very good boards that should handle your gaming needs for the future. If the price for these boards are a little high in your area see if you can pick up the ASRock Z68 Extreme3.

Also don't discount overclocking in the future. With our new unlocked "K" processors it is very easy to overclock one and get major improvements out of it. Heck I know people who have hit 4GHz and are still using the Intel stock HSF (heatsink/fan) and all they did was log onto the Bios and change the multiplier from 33 to 40. So make sure you pick up a P67 or Z68 board.

Christain Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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