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Purchasing a P67 Motherboard

lasalasa

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Hey,

I am planning on getting an i7 2600k CPU soon and I would like a good Asus/Gigabyte motherboard to go along with it.

Can you recommend me of the best solution for around the price of a X58A-UD3R?

Rest of specs:
Video Card: GTX 580.
SSD: G.Skill 120GB Phoenix Pro.
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB.
PSU: Seasonic X-850 or Corsair AX850.

If you need more info let me know.

By the way, P67 is the best chipset available for SB, right?
 
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P67 or h67. P67 if you want overclocking
 

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P67 is the better chip, is that right? if so, then yes, I would like P67.

And yes, I am overclocking as well.
 
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The intel mobos showed to be the best in anandtech
 
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The intel mobos showed to be the best in anandtech
Where was this said? I read the reviews too and didn't notice that said anywhere.
I could have just read it too quickly, but would still like to know where it was said?
 
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I found intel to be the best from another member of this forum, but i really forgot who was and where it was in anandtech, sorry :S
Anyway, i think the best is which mobo suits you.
One thing is that intel has the cpu so it has a bit more knowledge ;)
 
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Here's one recap of the Asus lineup for the op to look at.

Also Intel does have the knowledge, but the actual motherboard makers have been doing it for so long, that their knowledge in building mobo's exceeds Intels.
Intel is first and foremost a chip making company, and as such doesn't invest so much in motherboards.
Asus, Gigabyte and others have had engineering samples and data of SB for a long time and I think they know almost as much about how it works as Intel.

So this leads to my suggestion, get one of the Asus ones, based on your needs and likes. The whole lineup seems strong, but I'd look at Pro and Deluxe.

My last three boards have been Asus ones, one bottom, one middle and one fairly top end and I've liked all of them.