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June 22, 2012 8:48:10 AM

Hey, i need help picking a motherboard for my i5-2500k and 1600MHz ram, it should cost max 170€ so far i got these 2:

- Intel DP67BG ( http://goo.gl/MgePc )
- ASUS P8P67 Deluxe ( http://goo.gl/vFVfl )

If you can suggest any better board, go on and please tell me why is it better.

Thank you.

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June 22, 2012 9:22:23 AM

Even if you're not using an Ivy Bridge chip, I highly recommend going for a Z77 motherboard. Z77 has more bandwidth (more SATA 3 ports) and native USB 3.0 support. And if you ever do decide to upgrade to Ivy Bridge you won't have to get a new board.

That said, I highly recommend the ASRock Z77 Extreme4:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?Model=Z77%20Ex...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You won't find a better deal in terms of price/performance+features. The spec sheet speaks for itself. Newegg currently has a sale going on for this board, making it even sweeter.

Feature Highlights:
- 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots
- 4 x SATA 2 (3.0 Gb/s) ports
- 4 x SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/s) ports
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 rear ports + 3 headers for up to 6 front panel connectors)
- 6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 rear ports + 1 header for 2 front panel connectors)
- Realtek ALC898 provides the best SNR for onboard audio.
- Price (Seriously, lowest price ever for a board with this many features.)
June 22, 2012 9:48:13 AM

Looks awesome! Thanks man :)  am gonna post my whole build for confirmantion now and see how they will like it.
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