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Cheapest mobo for 2500k?

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June 25, 2012 9:54:41 PM

thinking about geting a i5 2500k (just changed mind about a fx8150) and i noticed that those mobos are more expensive than a am3+...
which one shoud i get?
this is the cheapest on ebay, just 2 ram slots... the only feature that it doest have is usb3 and dual gpus (none of those bother me, tell me if there is something else missing)

i want to oc to 4.2 or something like that, will i have any kind of problems or perfomace decrease for using a cheap mobo?
thanks

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a c 125 V Motherboard
June 25, 2012 10:04:15 PM

A cheap MB will hamper your efforts to get a stable overclock because cheap MBs use inferior power handling components. If you want to clock to about 4.2, then you need to spend a little money and get a MB with a decent power handling section.

I recommend this. $90 AR
GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 27, 2012 6:24:56 PM

abekl said:
A cheap MB will hamper your efforts to get a stable overclock because cheap MBs use inferior power handling components. If you want to clock to about 4.2, then you need to spend a little money and get a MB with a decent power handling section.

I recommend this. $90 AR
GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ok, thanks man, im just going for it ;) 
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June 27, 2012 10:28:09 PM

ok, or maybe not... i know i said that 2x gpus wasnt that much of a difference, but... what do you think at this one?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-Z68S-G43-G3-Intel-Z68-B3-...

i can do crossfire on both x16 (please correct me if i am wrong)
and has pretty much the same features

edit: at the same price
a c 125 V Motherboard
June 27, 2012 10:44:47 PM

Eww. Stay away from MSI by all means. They have a really shoddy build quality.
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