1155 motherboard

jackyalvin

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Hi guys, I am going to build a computer in a few weeks, and was wondering if there are any good 1155 motherboard.
I'll be building a gaming tower (HAF X) and I want something reliable. I don't care about USB 3.0 (I probably will
not to using it) or using the CPU graphpics, so P67 should be fine, but Z68 always better. I like to keep it under $250, so no super high end boards like a ASUS Rampage. I've been looking
around and this is some of the boards. ASUS P8P67 EVO, ASUS Sabertooth, MSI P67A-GD65, Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, Asrock P67 Professional Fatality, Asrock Extreme 3 and 4

So any suggestions are welcome, I'll probably be building it on Sept. 18 or earlier. I perrably would like to buy offline (But online is fine)

Thanks in advance! :bounce:
 

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Thanks for your reply! I was going to get a Sabertooth, but I heard it can get hot under the termal amour. And as for me, I like to over clock my i5 2500k to at least 4 GHZ, so is the power phases enough?

Thanks in advance! :bounce:
 

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How about a P8p67 Pro or Evo? I don't think I would need onboard video for the CPU.
 

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Are you talking about the P67 Fatal1ty, or the Z68 Professional? Their two different things. And, I thought both boards are both gaming. What do you mean it's not for gaming?
 

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The THermall armor comes off if you want.
And there is a door on the thermal armor to attach a pusher fan so you dont have to use the stock intel heat sink so you can overclock the crap out of it.
 

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Thanks for your reply, didn't know that :bounce:
 

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Like I said, I have the z68 Fatal1ty. Did you follow the Newegg link I provided to the board? Here's the link to Asrock's specs for the z68 Fatal1ty:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Fatal1ty%20Z68%20Professional%20Gen3

The board is fine for gaming. I was referring to the CPU graphics (onboard video) which I assume you would not want to use for gaming, and you said in your OP you didn't care about CPU graphics. The board supports Quad Crossfire or Quad SLI.
 

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Thanks for the reply and clearing things up! But what advantages does the board have over the P67 Fatal1ty? Since I don't need onboard video, I thought I could just get P67. :??:
 

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I think the p67 Fatal1ty is a good board for you. I was all set to get that board back around Feb. Then the recall of all manufacturers p67 boards happened, so I waited on z68. I do photo / video editing, so the z68 is better for me paired with the i7 2600k.

Not much difference in the 2 boards I don't believe. PCI-E 3.0 capability on the z68 when that's available, so maybe more future proof (will require Ivy Bridge CPU). z68 Fatal1ty will also support Ivy Bridge CPU when that comes out; I don't think the p67 Fatal1ty will. So, again, maybe more future proof, for what that's worth. But considering the Asrock p67 Fatal1ty Pro Newegg price is $230, and you can get the z68 Fatal1ty Pro for $235, you may as well spend the extra $5 and get the newer Fatal1ty z68 board.
 

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:sol: :sol: :sol: stick to z68 boards these are very good in gaming, video editing, and best to run normal pc apps. and if u go with asus they are great at over clocking. :sol: :sol: :sol:
 

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I don't need the extra integrated video for z68. P67 should be enough. I'm thinking of getting the Asrock P67 Extreme Gen3 or the Asrock P67 Fatall1ty
 

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