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Sandy Bridge Mobo?

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March 20, 2012 7:24:48 PM

I know this seems like a common question, but when you don't have a lot of money and are investing in something you want you to last you a few years at least, it just feels best to ask around.

I'm presently going back and forth on what motherboard to get for my budget-oriented gaming rig.

So far, I have purchased:
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Rosewill 750W PSU
Corsair 8GB Vengeance DD3 1600
Corsair Carbide Series 400R ATX Mid Tower Case

I'm going to invest in one of the Sandy Bridge processors, either the i5-2500k or 2550k.

I don't plan on ever going over 2 graphics cards. Can't afford any SSDs in the near future, so recycling HDDs and a DVD drive. I'd like USB 3.0 support, and something that will go easy on someone new to overclocking, which I do intend to do. I'd like a board that's going to not be instantly outdated, but still within a $130 price range.

I've done a lot of reading of reviews on Newegg, and just can't seem to pin down which board seems most reliable, and will be manageable with the size of my RAM, video card, and possible need for a new CPU fan.

Any help?

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March 20, 2012 7:33:19 PM

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 105$
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 122$
BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125$
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 130$
Read some customers reviews and choose one.
My favourite is ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
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