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Good Asus Motherboard for 2500K?

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July 9, 2012 6:58:51 PM

Hello, I am wondering which ATX motherboard I should choose for my new build. I kind of want it to be Asus so I can use the Autotune and UEFI and whatnot.

Basically, I need:

-Compatibility with 2500K

-USB 3.0 (At least 1)

-Optical S/PDIF Out (My headphones only support Optical input.)

-Overclocking

Thats basically it. I would like to keep it at around $100 to $150.

Heres the rest of the specs:

-i5 2500K w/ Coolermaster Hyper 212+

-AMD Radeon HD 7850

-8GB G.Skill 1600 MHz DDR3


Thanks,

Also, it seems Micro ATX boards are much cheaper. Would it be better to get one of those?

EDIT:
I just saw this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Is it OK? Would I need to "Update BIOS" or anything? I don't know how to do that.

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July 9, 2012 9:33:21 PM

You always want to update the Bios but if you are using the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K you don't need to update the board before you use that processor. You also might take a look at the Asus P8Z68-M Pro if you want a micro-ATX board. I used that board on a build for a cousin and they have really liked it.
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July 9, 2012 9:36:05 PM

Any Z77 board would be fine for a 2500K
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July 9, 2012 11:42:57 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
You always want to update the Bios but if you are using the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K you don't need to update the board before you use that processor. You also might take a look at the Asus P8Z68-M Pro if you want a micro-ATX board. I used that board on a build for a cousin and they have really liked it.


Oh, like the drivers. I thought it was something different. If you are updating the drivers so that it works with your processor, isn't it a slight problem that the processor doesn't work without the drivers? How could you update the drivers?
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July 10, 2012 12:33:10 AM

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there is no updating CPU drivers.
just updating the BIOS in order to run the processor if needed.
the OS (Windows 7) will detect the new hardware and then install drivers and make system adjustments, it will then prompt you for a restart.
unit restarts and your done.


No, I meant that in order to update the motherboard drivers, wouldn't you need a CPU? And if the CPU doesn't work without the drivers, aren't you kind of stuck?
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July 10, 2012 12:40:03 AM

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some motherboards (higher-end) like ASUS allow the board (BIOS) to be flashed (USB) without a CPU.
but in order to install any drivers off a disk or anything else, you of course need the CPU for that.


Oh, I see.
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July 10, 2012 12:49:34 AM

the v pro is better......
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July 10, 2012 1:02:31 AM

I'm not one to stick my computer on the line. But he said ATX he referenced the mATX as cheaper. Get my board its the ***.
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July 17, 2012 2:07:30 AM

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July 17, 2012 3:30:46 AM

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