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What Mobo should I get?

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January 19, 2013 10:54:34 PM

ok, currently... I have the asrock P67 extreme 4 generation 3 ( found here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

i was trying to update drivers when after installign one, it asked me to reboot... well i did that and as its trying to boot it crashes.. and now its in a full blown crash cycle every time it goes past the BIOS screen. NO I cannot get into windows.. NO i can't even get into safe mode...i took it to best buy and they said they could try and fix it but it would be over $200.. so.. screw that.. so looks like now i am in the market for another mobo.. anyone have an idea of what i should get? The main usage for this PC is gaming.

here is what I want atleast.....

1155 intel socket (i have i5 2500k)
up to 32gigs ram
SLI for my two GTX 670 superclocked
enough room to fit my Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus heatsink

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a b V Motherboard
January 19, 2013 11:35:11 PM

Try these befoe buying a new board
Try to boot the system with another drive.
Reset the bios settings and boot with one card installed at a time.

Asrock z77 extreme 4 is a good board.
Gigabyte z77x up4 is also good.
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January 19, 2013 11:38:31 PM

Already tried all that. And only one card is in it now. I have tried two other hard drives as well
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a b V Motherboard
January 19, 2013 11:50:01 PM

Okay go for ASRock z77 extreme 4 or ASRock z77 extreme 6 or gigabyte z77x up5 or gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 or ASUS Maximus formula
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January 19, 2013 11:53:16 PM

OK..thanks!! Will my hyper 212 heatsink fit?
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a b V Motherboard
January 19, 2013 11:59:12 PM

Did you try formatting the drive and reinstalling windows? Or even booting to the cd and trying a repair?

Edit: replacing a mobo from a failed update is pretty extreme.
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January 20, 2013 12:02:25 AM

None of that works...it all crashes
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a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 12:10:58 AM

What about with no gpu at all (have vga on mobo right?), one stick of ram (no overclock), no cpu overclock, and no hdd connected?
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a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 12:17:40 AM

Can u elaborate on the crash? U mean it just keeps rebooting before the windows cd load sequence starts? Or during the cd boot?
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January 20, 2013 12:23:12 AM

both.. even during CD boot...like.. motherboard posts then it crashes... (using windows 8) so from there it is now going to "automatic repair" and it crashes.... sometimes it even gets to 100%
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a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 12:31:24 AM

It can be a power supply problem too.
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January 20, 2013 12:37:47 AM

Nope.... bought a new one and same thing... besides its giving me different error messages when it crashes
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a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 12:39:53 AM

It's better you go with a new mobo then.
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a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 12:45:56 AM

That's nutty - please update when u get it fixed. Sorry man.
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January 20, 2013 5:27:31 AM

When I get a new motherboard... will i have issues with installing and booting it up with my hard drive that was hooked up to the other motherboard? i didnt know if it saves stuff on the hard drive that will cause conflicts...
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a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 11:34:24 AM

It can, yes. But as long as they are based on the same chipset you may be OK.
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a b V Motherboard
January 20, 2013 11:28:35 PM

therabidwookiee said:
When I get a new motherboard... will i have issues with installing and booting it up with my hard drive that was hooked up to the other motherboard? i didnt know if it saves stuff on the hard drive that will cause conflicts...

There may be a problem with your windows activation if you change the motherboard. You have to call Microsoft to get this resolved. I think they will give you a new key or something, haven't tried it myself so don't know.
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January 21, 2013 5:25:10 AM

Xttony said:
There may be a problem with your windows activation if you change the motherboard. You have to call Microsoft to get this resolved. I think they will give you a new key or something, haven't tried it myself so don't know.


Well a while back I replaced a motherboard, and I don't recall having any issues with Microsoft. I would be using the same hardrive and what not.
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