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 b 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a b 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAsrock z68 extreme3 gen3 vs asus p8z68 v le.which one gonna best for i7 for long ForumNew build intel ( i5-2500k ) or amd (should i wait) ?? ForumMotherboard for i5-2500k and nvidia gtx-560 ti ForumPlease help me choose an ASUS P8Z68 ForumWhich mobo should I get, ASUS P8P67 or P8Z68 ? ForumASUS [P8Z68-V LE vs Maximus IV GENE-Z ] ForumNeed Help With OC'ing i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) on Asus P8P67 LE mobo ForumAsus p8-z68-v and i5-2500k system instability, help ForumASUS Maximus IV vs P8P67 Series vs P8Z68 Series？ ForumAsus p8z68 vpro with i5 2500k new build help would be appreciated ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] [New Build] $500 budget gaming pc Forum[Solved] Best build for 450 need it soon funds expires today ForumJust ordered hyperbudget build ForumUnknown Device - Asus Motherboard USB 3.0? ForumNew purchase soon, 1500$ gaming rig need advice! ForumTwo $2500 builds, which would you choose? ForumFirst time pc build - hoping to buy today - help would be appriciated Forum[Solved] New Custom Build Won't Turn On ForumUpgrade old rig or go i5-2500k? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !