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Old March 24, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Exclamation Which sandybridge motherboard?

I've sold my i7 860 system to my buddy and in a week or two, I am planning to rebuild a new system.

Will be re-using my:
Case: CM HAF922
GPU: XFX 5850

Planning to get the following:

CPU: Intel i5 2500k

Motherboard: Absolutely clueless.. Was looking at the Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 vs ASUS P8P67 B3
*Need big help here... i just want one that i can overclock with and not have any significant performance flaws. SLI/Crossfire performance is a plus, but 70% chance that i won't go back to dual-gpu yet.*

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb DDR3-1600 (or any other suggestions?)
Power supply: Something modular with 600+ watts (Hoping for a used Antec TPN again)
Heatsink: Going with the cheap CM 212+ (tight on cash and this seems to be a darn good hsf for sub $20)
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Old March 24, 2011, 10:47 PM
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Both boards are fine but I must suggest against these 2 boards for SLi/Crossfires setup as both of them have PCIE that is running at 16x4x. An 8x8x PCIE would be more ideal hence it is priced more expensive compared to a 16x4x board.

First option is that you could go with these 2 boards but use the 4x for SSD like the OCZ Revodrive. Second option is to go with a cheaper mATX board with only a single PCIE running at 16x or thirdly pay a little bit more for a Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 or a Asus P8P67 Pro B3 where both of these motherboards are capable of PCIE 8x8x.
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