When SB drops, what motherboard to get for 2600k?

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  1. soldierblue

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    I've got a Gigabyte UD4 on the way. Got it for ~$160.
     
  2. Cobalt35

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    It is but there's a bit more to it than that. It's my understanding that the LBA built into current BIOSes won't handle 3TB+ hard drives. If you're planning on using hard drives larger than 2TB you'll either need an addon SATA card or a motherboard with EFI.
     
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    ;)

    I was worried I was going to need to dig up my old WD Caviar 2GB hard drive for SB.
     
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    That is only an issue if you are making the 3TB drive a boot drive - they'll work fine on a 64-bit OS as a second drive.
     
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    And many a BIOS are now rigged to support 3TB+ boot drives as well. Just make sure to look it up in the specs first.
     
  8. Porter_

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    FYI, Superbiiz now has the ASUS P8P67 PRO for $168.30, and you can use coupon code HELLO2011 for $15 off apparently. so $153.30 before shipping.
     
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    I'm super confused. I've got that mobo in my cart for the price you said, but then I saw another link to the same board, and now I've got another copy of it in my cart for $179.12. What the heck is going on here?
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php...X-Quad-SLI-SATA3-USB3-0-A-GbE-ATX-Motherboard
     
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    Obviously, but something seems strange that they're charging two different prices for the same product. For the record the cheaper one has a [FR] before it in my cart for some reason.

    Should I just wait it out for Newegg's release of this board, or should I risk the high shipping and potential sketchiness of Superbiiz? I want it cheap and I want it soon.
     
  12. NotJay

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    i'm waiting for amazon so i can avoid tax ;>
     
  13. Porter_

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    if you're hesitant, then just wait for Newegg. i ordered this board from Superbiiz and don't particularly feel concerned.
     
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    Yeah I suppose I will, I just don't want to miss out on a great deal.

    While I've got you here, can someone give me a good estimation of when I can actually place my Sandy Bridge order on newegg? I'm getting really antsy at this point.
     
  15. Porter_

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    :D you and me both! i don't believe there's a concrete, confirmed retail release date yet - but everything i've read says they will be available for purchase on Jan 9th. i've read around the web that people have called their local Microcenters and were told that they have the chips in stock, but can't sell them until Jan 9th.
     
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    SuperBiiz is good guys, I've ordered from them bunches of times. Good packing, good product, no probs, etc.

    Often they have better deals than newegg as well.
     
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    One of the review sites said the "launch" date was pulled up to the 4th from the 8th. Not sure what they mean by "launch" date in that context though. I was hopeful that it meant chips would go on sale on the 5th (since the original date was the 9th).
     
  18. Porter_

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    wallet in hand, fingers crossed
     
  19. 77Pat

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    where did you get it from? most i have seen are around $190-$200 shipped.
     
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    UEFI looks sexy but is it actually more usable? The only time I want to see those settings is when I'm building a new pc and I don't need a fancy gui/mouse to do that.

    The benefits like 3TB support are welcome and I'd rather see more things like IPMI.
     
  21. Porter_

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    a (helpful) user on overlclock.net already has an i7-2600K installed with the ASUS P8P67 PRO mobo. he said that ASUS's software utility for overclocking through windows was easy and reliable. i'm interested in trying this out and testing the results against overclocking via UEFI.
     
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    Buy.com off eBay. I should have been more specific, I had $40 in eBay bucks.
     
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    Ah damnit! I had it in my card for the $168 and they seem to have just killed it. :(
     
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    Didn't the [H] review say pretty much the same thing about the MSI tool? Looks like the need for BIOS overclocking is almost dead now, with new software tools and the switch to multiplier only overclocking - not nearly as many things to tweak.
     
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    One of the reviews I read showed that UEFI decreased boot time by 25%.
     
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    I much prefer BIOS overclocking to Windows based. I'm die-hard optimizer when it comes to start-up items, background processes/services, etc. My task tray is a ghost town. I've seen plenty of people get above 5Ghz through UEFI. I mean, at most the only thing the Windows OC utility does is the automatic tuning through rebooting until it hits the right spot.. which isn't exactly hard to manually do yourself in Sandy Bridge.
     
  27. Porter_

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    yep, Kyle's words:

     
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    The Sabertooth looks really nice with that plastic cooling and reinforcement. I think I will just get the base P8P67 model though if it is competitive in reaching high overclocks.
     
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    My only issue with the base P8P67 is that ASUS is showing the second PCIe x16 slot as 4x, and no SLI. I ordered the Pro from Superbiiz for $158. Seems like a good deal to me. Now to prepare myself to stand at Microcenter Sunday.
     
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    I'm just about set to buy the Gigabyte p67 UD3R board. If anyone knows any reason why I should not, speak now.

    PS. I don't do SLI/XF, or any multi GPU configuration for that matter.
     
  37. Pretzel

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    Good comparison spreadsheet of the Asus and Gigabyte P67 lineup linky
     
  38. GR8Madmax

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    Porter - Did your Asus board ship from Ewiz? I ordered mine yesterday with 2-day air and it still hasn't shipped.
     
  39. VenomousDesigns

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    Thanks for the Spreadsheet Pretzel :).

    Thinking I'm going to go Single GPU (AMD 6970) and 2600k and wait it out to 2011 - see how good they are and reaccess.
     
  40. Porter_

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    yep, got it today :)

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