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 93 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 93 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 SolvedNeeding help with new RAM for my Asus M5A97 LE R 2.0 motherboard 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 Gaming PC build,is this Motherboard ok?- Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard Forum SolvedWhich Asus Z87 motherboard for my build? Forum SolvedNew build: ASUS P8Z77-v lk motherboard, everything lights up, monitor comes on, but screen goes blank, then "no signal" Forum SolvedNew Build: suggested motherboard for Intel and Asus dcii gtx 780 oc Forum New build with ASUS P8Z68-V LE Forum SolvedAsus M5A78L-M Motherboard help. Pretty new to building pc's. Forum Building New Rig, Question About Motherboard for an i5-2500k 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 SolvedASUS Motherboard Suggestions for New Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !