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Motherboard for $1500 rig

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September 12, 2011 11:50:25 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering what is the best mid range budget 1155 motherboard right now. I will be building the computer in a few days, so I need to find a good motherboard. I would like if I can buy this at a local store; no problem if I need to buy online. (Frys, no tigerdirect, too far)

$100-$250

Specs :
Haf X
GTX 580 (I may get 2 GTX 570 if on sale)
(2x4gb) 8gb Vengeance Corsair
i5 2500k
Hyper 212+ (Push and Pull)
Antec Gamer series 900w
Samsung Spinpoint F3
Asus dvdrw

Needs: Mostly for gaming, no need for on board power, no need for onboard video for the cpu (z68)

These are some of the motherboards I'm considering, what do you think?

Asus p8p67 Pro/Evo, Asus p67Sabertooth, Msi GD65 (How many onboard usb is there for the case? I seen reviews that say you can only plug one (case) usb connector to it. I need 2)

Thank you in advance!

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September 13, 2011 12:18:10 AM

Looking at what you have picked out so far for comnponents those are some pretty good mid to high end components , why are you trying to cheap out on the MB. That is a pretty impoirtant piece of hardware . If I were getting those components I would be putting them in this MB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 13, 2011 12:20:54 AM

inzone said:
Looking at what you have picked out so far for comnponents those are some pretty good mid to high end components , why are you trying to cheap out on the MB. That is a pretty impoirtant piece of hardware . If I were getting those components I would be putting them in this MB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Like I said, it seems a lot to pay for the motherboard. I really don't need that.
Do you have have other suggestions?

Thanks in advance though
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September 13, 2011 12:49:17 AM

ASUS Sabretooth P67
NVIDIA GTX 595 or ATI Radeon 6970 HD, choose your poison.
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September 13, 2011 1:02:55 AM

mad-dog said:
ASUS Sabretooth P67
NVIDIA GTX 595 or ATI Radeon 6970 HD, choose your poison.


About the Sabertooth, is it really worth it just for the thermal armour? Many people say it's more useless than help full. And if I need to take the armour off, I need as well but a p8p67.
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September 13, 2011 2:35:37 AM

Here's two more boards that deserve a look.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $164.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre... <---- better look at that Asrock board

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z68_extreme... <----- review of the Z68 version of that Asrock board...same phase set up

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6... <---- better look at that Asus board

http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/motherboards/10786-... <----- review of that Asus board
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