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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011

    Motherboard needed for i5-2500k.

    Hey guys, first post here, hopefully some of you can shed light.

    I'm currently piecing together a new build, and the only things I lack are mother board and graphics card. Here is what I currently have:

    Seasonic x660 GOLD
    G.Skill RIPJAW 8GB 1600
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM/32MB CACHE
    Lite-On Blu-Ray
    Intel i5-2500k
    Corsair 500R Black

    I am looking for a motherboard for my set up. I have read a little about z68 boards and their ability to set up some caching with a small (60-80GB) SSD. That seems pretty nice and probably something I'll look into in the future. I have never overclocked before, but I would like to experiment with it some down the road. Also, I may run SLI in the future.

    I am very ignorant when it comes to motherboards, so I'm looking for some advice.

    I don't really have a budget, but I don't necessarily want the most expensive unless it is warranted. I would like the best price / performance I can get I suppose.

    Hopefully you guys can help. Thanks.

  2. #2
    bennoculus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    The Asus P8Z68-V Pro will suit your needs perfectly. I'd definitely look into it. They are excellent motherboards.

    The Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 is another solid option.
    Core i5 2500K @ 5962MHz (DICE Cooling)
    4GB GSkill RipJawsX 2133MHz, 7-9-8-24
    2xGTX580 Matrix SLI
    90GB OCZ Agility 2 SSD
    Windows 7 Ultimate - SP1
    OptyTrooper: "Be warned though overclocking is a drug."

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