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Old November 18, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Default Good Motherboard for the 1155 socket

So im going to be going Intel soon once i get the money for the i7 2600K and since im on a AMD platform im going to need a new Mobo and im not sure what motherboard i should get. Its going to for Video Encoding and gaming so i wan't a Crossfire and SLI motherboard since ive got a 6850 ATM and if i wan't to get another 6850 well you already know :D. I want a good motherboard for overclocking aswell since im getting a Corsair H60 or a H80 so i can OC it. So what's a good motherboard for it that isn't so expensive ill need to take money out of my savings :P.TY in advance :D
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Old November 18, 2011, 10:30 AM
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I think most people here would suggest a Z68 board from asus or gigabyte.
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Old November 18, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Are you going to be running an SSD at all?

The ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2 PCI B3 Motherboard is a good one.

of the ASUS P8P67 REV3.1 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI USB3.0 Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
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Have a look at the MB review section :)
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Old November 18, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Stick with ASUS, if you can go about $220 the V-Pro Gen3 is what I'm on and it's super.

I don't like Gigabyte's implementation of voltage regulation and control on 1155 - can't use offset + LLC at the same time, unless they've changed their bioses...which I had read that they said they had no intention of changing. This was the main reason I got rid of my Z68 Giga board.
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Old November 18, 2011, 03:34 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - Gigabyte - GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - in Canada

I take it for the rig of my friend, this card is beast. Best bang for the buck.
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whatever you do stick with asus
you wont regret it
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Old November 18, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Thanks for the input. Looked at the Asus V-PRO Gen 3 motherboard and it looks amazing. PCIE 3.0 and other goodies perfect for me. For the SSD. i might buy a low capacity SSD for a low price strictly for boot then go for a 10,000 RPM drive for storage then buy another 1TB Drive and stick my current one into a RAID-0 for recording for my YT channel.Mobo looks promising :D
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