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Having a really hard time choosing a motherboard.

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April 17, 2012 1:42:19 AM

So I'm looking for a LGA 1155 Motherboard that is compatible with Intel Core i5 2500k. I'm pretty sure I want either the p67 or the z68 chipset. Since they both are able to overclock the CPUs. The Z68 also able to Overclock GPUs.

I come down to these 3 brands, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.

The ASUS Motherboards I have these 3 in mind:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (My First Choice but heard that it could only do Crossfire not SLi :(  )

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (Doesn't have USB 3.0 Socket on the motherboard for front panel USB 3, not sure if it supports SLI)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (Too Expensive but seems to have all the good stuff)

For Gigabyte I have these in mind:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (Has all the stuff I need but I see its reviews (1 egg) And they are complaining all about this LOOP BOOT thinggy or w.e, is that normal for these Gigabyte motherboards or is it malfunctioning?)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (3 PCIe Slots, CHeap Price, but bad reviews, I'm just looking at the one egg reviews and I really hope I don't get a DOA product, like what are the chances?)

These are the MSI Boards I'm interested in:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (Has all the stuff required, p67 chipset idk, is there like some smart boot thingy on the z68 chipset? Also um people saying that MSI is bad manufacture, stick with ASUS bla bla, the design is pretty cool though)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (looks good to me, not that many reviews, the CPU socket looks wierd, is it for LGA 1155? sick design still, its Z68)

Im very frustrated with motherboards becuz i see quite decent ammount of unpleasent reviews. I seriously don't know, are Motherboards the most possible to get DOA from? This is my first build so I really hope I don't get a D.O.A product or my parents will blame all the *** on me bending a pin bla bla bla and never let me build my own pc again.

Thanks for taking your time to read.
April 17, 2012 6:41:02 PM

Bump - Need advice
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