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Mobo for 2500K with USB3 and SATA and good ol' PCI

Hi,

I'm gonna buy a 2500K and I'll need a mobo for it.

What I need from the mobo:

I will overclock the CPU
I have a PCI audio card so PCIe-only mobos are a no-go
SATA 3 slot for my M4 SSD
USB3 optional
I lean toward GIGABYTE due to Hackintosh compatibility

Thanks. :)
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  1. GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $179.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $159.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

    The good thing about getting a Z-68 motherboard is that you can now pick up a good board for a lot less then when they were the top chipset. With the Z-77 chipset being top and at a pemium price the Z-68 is still a great board and has all the requirements that you listed.
  2. MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130646&Tpk=MSI%20Z77A-G43
    this is 109.99 after rebates i am using 1 now
  3. I don't know about those rebates, I guess they are irrelevant to me because I'm not from the US.
    Anyway, the GIGABYTE one is out of my budget, way too pricey.

    The MSI one, it seems to have everything I need and even more, and is what I expected to pay for a mobo.

    Thanks.

    BTW, what's UEFI bios?

    EDIT:
    Alas, that MSI board isn't very overclock-able according to a bit-tech review.
  4. Best answer
    Generally you run into this problem because the features that you want tend to cost more and while he MSI board looked promising the overclocking or lack of is a factor. Naturaly you can't have everything for $110 and when you want more features you have to pay for them. As they say you get what you pay for and sometimes you don't have a lot of choices.

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512

    This board may fit your requirements but I don't know what it will cost where you live.
  5. yonyz said:
    I don't know about those rebates, I guess they are irrelevant to me because I'm not from the US.
    Anyway, the GIGABYTE one is out of my budget, way too pricey.

    The MSI one, it seems to have everything I need and even more, and is what I expected to pay for a mobo.

    Thanks.

    BTW, what's UEFI bios?

    EDIT:
    Alas, that MSI board isn't very overclock-able according to a bit-tech review.


    i dont know abou it being not very overclockable because i havent tried overclocking mine
    a uefi bios is just like a traditional bios that looks better and more convenient
  6. Best answer selected by yonyz.
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