New build, which motherboard for i5-2500k? Asus P8Z68 LE Tags: New Build Motherboards Systems Product Last response: December 30, 2011 5:08 PM in Systems Share vr6andrew December 30, 2011 4:20:13 PM Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: 0-200 (budget build) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Surfing, Watching Videos, Listening to Music Parts Not Required: only thing that is required is motherboard Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesn't really matter, got other stuff from newegg though Country: US Parts Preferences: none Overclocking: My first computer but I would like to have the option SLI or Crossfire: Once again, I would like the option for future proofing Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 if it makes a difference So I originally bought this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have come to found that it does not offer the option for SLI if I was to ever buy another GTX 570. I also read in a few places that it does not support high OC capability, as well. The other two boards that I have heard good reviews were for: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... At this point I'm leaning towards the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard because not only is it a budget motherboard, but it also provides the option for SLI and has good OC reviews. I'm also not sure about the P67 motherboards, either. More about : build motherboard 2500k asus p8z68 Outlander_04 a c 88 V Motherboard December 30, 2011 4:26:04 PM Stick to Z68 boards IMO . They are much more versatile . All Z 68 motherboards will perform about the same . Just search on Newegg for the features and price range you want . The Asrock is a good board m 0 l vr6andrew December 30, 2011 4:58:25 PM I planned on just messing with the computer for a month or so, since it is my first computer, then start overclocking if necessary. Should I just exchange the Asus P8Z68 LE for the ASRock? Or would that be essentially a waste of time and money. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a c 88 V Motherboard December 30, 2011 5:08:08 PM I would keep what you have . Your GTX 570 will run every game at your resolution , so by the time you might want to SLI there will be newer better graphics cards available anyway m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 vs asus p8z68 v le.which one gonna best for i7 for long Forum SolvedWhich MotherBoard is better (For the money)? The M5A97 LE R2.0 or the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ Forum SolvedAsus M5A97 le R2.0 will not boot windows 7 from USB in brand new build Forum Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN3 1155 motherboard NEW NEVER USED $197 shipped! Forum HELP: New Build keeps restarting before Windows is loaded (Asus P8Z68) Forum Asus p8z68 vpro with i5 2500k new build help would be appreciated Forum SolvedNew 1000$ build i5-2500K - ASUS P8P67 PRO - Radeon HD6950 2GB Forum How to determine which bios shipped with asus m5a97 le r2 0 motherboard Forum Best fan which will fit in my ASUS M4A78LT-M LE motherboard (AM3) Forum SolvedWhich Asus Z87 motherboard for my build? Forum Gaming PC build,is this Motherboard ok?- Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard Forum SolvedNew Build: suggested motherboard for Intel and Asus dcii gtx 780 oc Forum New build with ASUS P8Z68-V LE Forum SolvedZ87 Asus Motherboards....Not sure which one for first build....decisions, decisions.... Forum SolvedNew build fails to boot (no POST)... Processor, motherboard, or something else? Asus Maximus VI Hero + 4770k Forum Building New Rig, Question About Motherboard for an i5-2500k Forum SolvedASUS Motherboard Suggestions for New Build Forum SolvedWhich motherboard for my new build? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard drivers to update on new build? Forum Which motherboard will be better for my $600 budget build? The Asus one or the Gigabyte one. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !