Best motherboard for Intel core i5-2500k

justtineg

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im a first time pc builder and i was wondering which board would best fit my gaming rig. I have seen this picture below and I am happy that I am going the right path in choosing a P67 mobo.

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So now my problem is choosing the right P67 mobo. Also I am planning on a bit of overclocking so here are the choices:

Asus P8P67 LE Vs. Asus P8P67-M Vs. Asrock P67 Extreme 4

Here are my other specs if you need them:

[CPU] Intel Core I5-2500k
[GPU] PowerColor HD6870 1gb ddr5
[RAM] 2x4gb G.Skills Ripjaws 1600mhz
[PSU] Aerocool Strike-X 80PLUS Bronze 660W
[Case] AeroCool Strike X Black
[Cooling] Corsair H70 or H80

And please if possible can you also rate my rig from 1-10, 1 would be the lowest and 10 would be the highest, if it would be a good gaming rig. Thanks in advance! :D
 

vitornob

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Good gaming rig? Of course it is! But, I'll be THE b*tch avaliator below:

If you're going 1080P or 3D gaming I would rate it 7.
Since it won't max some games in market (Batman Arkham City can't use Physx in AMD cards, can't run BF3 1080P with all turned on, 3D gaming would be too hard for the card performance range IMO, can't max Witcher 2, etc)
Besides my commentaries, the machine you assembling is a good for 1080p!

If you're going 1680x1050 2D gaming I would rate it 9.

If you're going below 1680x1050 2D gaming I would rate it 10.
 

justtineg

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oh i would love that board only if it was available here in the philippines.. but ill try to look for that and if its within my budget ill probably get that. hehe. thanks.



but isnt z68 only more on HTPC and not much on gaming? do you have any suggestions on an nvidia gpu thats @ par or just a bit lower than the 6870??