Mobo for i7 2700k with Intel Deal (DP67BG) or alternative

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hoch721

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I am going to try to pick up a i7 2700k cpu through the intel retail edege deal, but I need some advice on the mobo. The cpu would be $105 on its own, or it comes with the intel DP67BG extreme series mobo for $254. My question is for 150, or up to 200 if its really worth it, should I get the cpu by itself and a separate mobo, or get the package deal? I usually overclock conservatively, but I might consider going sli or crossfire in the future. I might upgrade the video card later on without sli, so should I look into going PCI-3? The most demanding use for the computer will be gaming.

I've been looking through reviews and forum suggestions and people seem to recommend these options:

Asus P8P67 Pro
Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
ASRock P67 EXTREME4

They all seem to have good reviews, and I'm not knowledgeable enough to notice any significant differences.
 

chesteracorgi

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Where can you get a $370 chip for $105? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095

GRAB IT ASAP.

Intel mobos are good corporate products but are not built for enthusiasts. They tend to be light on the features and not the best bang for the buck.

All three of the OEMs (you mention) make good products, but I favor ASRock myself as the best bang for the buck. In my experience their mobos are solid.
 
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perfectblue

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For $150 any mobo other than the Intel would be advisable. You are going for a unlocked CPU which means you will overclock it. And for that job its better you get other brands like ASUS or Asrock. Gen3 PCIe will help a lot in case you want to upgrade the GPU.

Good luck!
 
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