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#1
Hey

What motherboard do you recommend for LGA 1155(i7-2600k) and Corsair Vengeance?
Now I have ASRock p67 PRO 3 B3 but I want to change.

Mobo must have:
- USB 3.0 and pin connector inside.
- Minimum three SATA III connector
- I don't need two or more PCI-E so maybe one PCI-E.
- UEFI

Hmm maybe Asus? Or Gigabyte?

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what is your budget for a new mobo?
 
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~120$.

Thanks Asylum. But I wait for another proposition.
 
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My Motherboard is fine.
There is a pro version which does just as well but gives you an extra thrid party SATA 3 controller and Firewire.
The GEN 3 allows you to upgrade to Ivy Bridge if deciding to do so in th future.

Latest BIOS maybe an issue since it appears it is catered for either Win 7/8 or Win XP/Vista.
I just didn't bother to update.

AsRock has their own version which I think is a Z68 Extreme 3 or 4.
I think it is cheaper but just as reliable.
 
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Tintai where in the world r u? bcs maybe find something in ur country would be cheaper so u don't need to pay taxes of what u order outside.

but there r a lot of good boards out there like Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3, V Gene and so on where u get nice features and in the expensive but u can get a "OPEN BOX" at newegg for 149,99USD: ASUS Maximus V Gene Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - ...
 
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I'm from Poland and this Asus Maximus V cost $223. Non "open box".

Maybe 2 PCI-E x16 slots is good for me. Maybe I buy in the future second card.

Can anyone recommend me mobo with 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16?
And I have PSU 650W.
 

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Can anyone recommend me mobo with 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16?
You're not going to find a board without a PLX chip on skt1155 that can do two slots of full 16 lanes and those boards can get expensive. If 8 lanes is fine, most motherboards already have that and you're not going to see a whole lot of difference between 8 and 16. I'm not sure what kind of options you have where you live though.
 
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You're not going to find a board without a PLX chip on skt1155 that can do two slots of full 16 lanes and those boards can get expensive. If 8 lanes is fine, most motherboards already have that and you're not going to see a whole lot of difference between 8 and 16. I'm not sure what kind of options you have where you live though.
it has actually been proven that running through a PLX chip is sometimes slower then running native 2 x8
 
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Asrock Z77 Extreme4 120€ in germany, if you can live with it features :p
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77 Extreme4/

my friend got Z77 Pro4 for less, and it's uefi is equal that means you just have to look for features
 
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I see. I must increase my budget.
If I would take ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or Asus Maximus V my OCZ 650W would suffice?
 

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If I would take ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or Asus Maximus V my OCZ 650W would suffice?
Yes, it should be more than enough.
 
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If I would take ASRock Z77 Extreme4
this one is cheaper and quite god...,u dont realy need to spend extra cash of mobo...!! psu is fine with one graphic card!:respect:
 
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Thanks.

I think I'll take Asus Maximum V. But if you have any other suggestions...
 
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