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Questions for i5-2500k owners, please help.

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June 23, 2011 11:06:59 PM

Hi guys, I am just wondering what motherboards you guys are using to pair up with the i5-2500k, and how you like it so far? I already bought the CPU, but still thinking of which motherboard to go for. I have narrowed down to these boards so far. Any suggestions will be appreciated, thanks

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)

ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3)


MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)

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June 23, 2011 11:26:01 PM

For a few builds I used the Asus P8P67 PRO (and one or two went with EVO), very good for RAM overclock. Never had problems with them so far, very easy to overclock, with the EVO I actually achieved 5.0GHz with a 2500k(I would not run it for too long like that though, this just to show you the potential). The graphical interface let's you overclock through Windows very easily.

Bottom line, very stable, the utilities are easy to use and useful.
June 23, 2011 11:51:31 PM

The P8P67 PRO is a great mobo, and I agree with king. They were recalled not long ago, but any board shipping today will have been updated so not to worry. I can't speak for any of the other boards, as I go with Asus every time.
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June 24, 2011 12:49:55 AM

I'd go with the ASRock P67 Extreme4 or Extreme6. They are typically less expensive, but are the same quality level as the other boards.
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June 24, 2011 3:14:59 AM

Go with the ASRock. Excellent board for a good price. Have an Extreme 4 myself with my 2600K
June 24, 2011 11:45:17 AM

I have a 2500k with the ASUS P8P67 PRO. Very good board imo. I am no expert and was easily able to oc to 4.5ghz with no problems at all.
June 24, 2011 1:34:17 PM

You should use the asus p8p67 pro.
June 30, 2011 11:08:15 PM

Thanks for all the feedbacks, guys. I am about to order the mothboard in a couple days and I have narrowed down to two boards.

ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3)


I know alot of u guys like the ASUS P8P67 PRO, how about ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3)? Anyone using it now? What is your take on it? Thanks
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July 1, 2011 4:14:44 AM

The ASUS P8P67 Pro is by far the most popular Sandy Bridge board.

Having said that, between those two I would choose the ASRock P67 Extreme6. I don't need the extra whiz-bang stuff on the Pro.