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Sandy Bridge motherboard

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#1
I need a board for a 2600K.

Which would be the best board for me keeping in mind the following requirements (in order of importance):

1. Allows me all options to overclock the processor as far as the processor goes (do not want to be limited by board).
2. Under $200
3. NB/SB/VREGs stay cool. Will potentially have waterblocks in the future for the chipset.
 

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ASUS P8P67 Intel P67
 
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#3
I'm looking into either EVGA or MSI personally.
 

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The Asus had good reviews. I ended up picking it up.
 

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#5
I'm looking into either EVGA or MSI personally.

asus this price range had 12+2 vrm thets the reasen to the suggestion :)


and this board can do 2200(O.C.) mem to , athers in this price; not.
 
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Sadly Evga has released nothing to date.
 
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#10
I thought I read somewhere EVGA is coming up with P67 board soon?


im sure they do, this midrange cpu-s anyway, i woud wait if i want high end pc.. but dont want ;)
for a mid cpu realy strong i think do