which one of these motherboards ?

  jamesd1981 23:03 22 Jan 2011

hi just looking for some opinions on which one of these two boards best overall

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thanks in advance all replies appeciated.

  jamesd1981 23:04 22 Jan 2011

sorry appreciated lol

  ashdav 23:42 22 Jan 2011

Looks like pretty much the same thing from different manufacturers.
I don't think there's any technical difference between the two so I'd go for price.

  User-312386 00:24 23 Jan 2011

The same? Go for the more expensive one, its atx rather than micro atx as the other one, more expansion slots, better transistors

  ICF 07:13 23 Jan 2011

I would get this oneclick here
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Be carful what cooler you partner it with see the review

  gengiscant 09:34 23 Jan 2011

I'm with 'ICF' on this one,Asus are far superior and if your into overclocking,its an absolutely easy peasy with this board.
Pair it with an i5 2500K click here and you have the start of a very tasty setup.

  jamesd1981 09:47 23 Jan 2011

thanks for the replies guys, the main thing attracting me to the asrock motherboard is i would get more sata 6gbps ports and usb 3.0 ports ?

as far as the cpu suggestion, it would put me slighty over budget im on a budget of £270

the cpu i had in mind is i5 2400 3.1ghz below ?

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  gengiscant 09:54 23 Jan 2011

As the price difference is very little I would save up and go for the 2500k, review and conclusion here click here

  jamesd1981 10:04 23 Jan 2011

thanks gengis be pulling out all the stops, sell my xbox if i have to, want the stuff ordered tommorow, so it`s delivered for friday and can be up and running by sat, thanks for the suggestion i5 2500k, is now the cpu, just the board to nail down.

  gengiscant 10:13 23 Jan 2011

Well if your budget is as tight as you suggest, go with the Asrock, but the review here, and I use this site and forum as they know their components,so have a read,see what you think. click here

  jamesd1981 10:21 23 Jan 2011

ah well think that may put the asrock out, as one of the main reasons i liked that board was the extra sata 6gb ports, but if they are rated as very slow compared to other 6gb boards.

now looking at

asus p8h67-m evo

gigabyte ga-h67ma-ud2h

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