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April 2, 2012 3:05:42 PM

I plan to move to the ivybridge i5 3570K with a new motherboard, I am looking for some recommendation for the new motherboard. I’m hoping this new setup to last a few years and be upgrade flexible. Any thoughts on a LGA 1155 socket board? The ASUS P5E3 Premium I bought a few years ago has been a bit of overkill as it had more bells and whistles than I ever used. My planned use is home/business office and gaming (as is probably obvious from the GTX 680 gpu listed below) – I plan on using the motherboard's built in sound (might add home theater sound later) – I can afford $700 for the board and cpu as I will reuse the other components. My current build includes:

CPU Yorkfield Q9550 Quad
Mobo ASUS P5E3 Premium
Case ANTEC 900
PSU ANTEC 1000
Memory 8 gig Corsair DDR3 CNX4Gx3M2a1600C9
HDs 2 WD Velocoraptor 300 GB
SSD - Crucial M4 128
GPU Nvidia GTX 680 (Zotac)
CU fan, optical drives, gaming mouse and keyboard etc..
Windows 7 Ultimate running 64 bit
Local 100gb LAN

Any recommendations for the new motherboard will be greatly appreciated

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April 2, 2012 3:20:39 PM

Antec 1000watts? Talk about an overkill! Good PSU tho.
About the motherboard get one with a Z68 chipset if you can afford it. If not get a P67 nothing less.
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April 2, 2012 3:28:23 PM

if you're not upgrading until Ivy Bridge is out I would recommend waiting for the z77 boards that will be coming out with them...
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April 2, 2012 3:31:38 PM

I expect the 3750K to be priced about $230.
A Z77 motherboard about $150.
Possibly you will need 1.5v ram for $40 for 8gb kit.

Built in HD sound is fine. One can always add a sound card later.

Your budget is plenty. Spend the extra on a second (preferably identical) monitor which is a most useful addition for desktop work.

I see no value in acting prematurely on a 1155 motherboard. Prices can only drop if anything, and we may yet see some Z77 features of interest.
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April 2, 2012 3:34:40 PM

akxpckwb said:
Antec 1000watts? Talk about an overkill! Good PSU tho.
About the motherboard get one with a Z68 chipset if you can afford it. If not get a P67 nothing less.


Ah that PSU was a goof on my part - forgot to put things on different rails - had specked out a 750 as being ample with some reserve then ran into power problems not thinking about putting differnt things on different rails - so yeah.... Over kill city.. As to the motherboard I see this one as a popular choice

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - I am looking at ASUS products as that P5 althought overkill, perfromed well for me , although If thsomeing in the same price range is better then I'd go that way
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April 2, 2012 3:39:06 PM

geofelt said:
I expect the 3750K to be priced about $230.
A Z77 motherboard about $150.
Possibly you will need 1.5v ram for $40 for 8gb kit.

Built in HD sound is fine. One can always add a sound card later.

Your budget is plenty. Spend the extra on a second (preferably identical) monitor which is a most useful addition for desktop work.

I see no value in acting prematurely on a 1155 motherboard. Prices can only drop if anything, and we may yet see some Z77 features of interest.



Good council, the messages I thought I read a few moths ago speculated that ivy was coming out this month so I was starting to collect advice (recall I jusr got a Zotac GTX 680) forthe GPU..... I will wait on the mobo. Thanks All
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April 12, 2012 1:30:43 AM

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April 12, 2012 5:20:56 AM

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