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[*]I'll likely be buying a 2500 (Sandy Bridge) or a 3350P (Ivy Bridge)
[*]The motherboard must have at least 6x SATA ports and at least 6x rear USB connectors
[*]I will not be overclocking my CPU
[*]I will be using my 2x 4GB PC3-10660 1333 MHz RAM chips
[*]I have a case that can fit an ATX motherboard
[*]I have a separate video card (Radeon 7870)
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The following are, from what I can gather, my choices:

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It seems the following either don't fit the above requirements or are too expensive to me: H67, P67, Z68, Z75, Z77.

Any thoughts?

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i know this is just a little over your 60 pound budget but it meets all your requirements, and I can tell you from experience I just recently got a micro ATX version of this board and it is an excellent board for its price. it's at least a look [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Z77A-G43-Motherboard-Pentium-Celeron/dp/B007JRGV14/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360527419&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co...60527419&sr=8-1[/url]

you could probably find it cheaper somewhere else as well :)

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1360527664' post='595513916']
i know this is just a little over your 60 pound budget but it meets all your requirements, and I can tell you from experience I just recently got a micro ATX version of this board and it is an excellent board for its price. it's at least a look [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Z77A-G43-Motherboard-Pentium-Celeron/dp/B007JRGV14/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360527419&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.co...60527419&sr=8-1[/url]

you could probably find it cheaper somewhere else as well :)
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Simply too much, mate. I have to put an upper limit somewhere :/

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1360527815' post='595513926']
Simply too much, mate. I have to put an upper limit somewhere :/
[/quote]true, I'll look a little more

edit: also, what sites do you prefer to get the parts from, because like i said, you could probably find better deals as amazon tends to over price these kind of things

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Since they're all functionally equivalent I'd go for the one with the best apparent build quality - all solid capacitors, good layout on the board. Or just go by user ratings.

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am I correct on seeing that you will only be using 2 ram sticks? if so, how does this one look [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8B75-M-LX-Motherboard-PCI-Express/dp/tech-data/B008P4ZS64/ref=de_a_smtd"]http://www.amazon.co...4/ref=de_a_smtd[/url]

and like i said, if you prefer somewhere beside amazon I'd probably be able to find you a better board for cheaper since amazon tends to over price their computer components

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asrock z77 pro 3... 65USD

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1360530186' post='595513980']
asrock z77 pro 3... 65USD
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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1360530186' post='595513980']
asrock z77 pro 3... 65USD
[/quote]remember King is in the UK, that board on Amazon.co.uk is the same price as the first board i posted (was gonna post that board myself as a second option but didn't for this reason)

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i must have gotten a good deal on mine then... sorry about that

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I don't think you need to upgrade just yet.

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[quote name='PeterUK' timestamp='1360532776' post='595514026']
I don't think you need to upgrade just yet.
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Sure going from a 1st-gen i5-750 to a 2nd-gen i5-2500 (

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i'd say upgrading from the 1st gen to the 3rd gen is worth it, though that could just be me

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1360533552' post='595514042']
i'd say upgrading from the 1st gen to the 3rd gen is worth it, though that could just be me
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True, but

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Take a look at this mobo: [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-B75-Motherboard-Instant-Charger/dp/B007RQ0HSA/ref=sr_1_22?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1360534592&sr=1-22"]http://www.amazon.co...0534592&sr=1-22[/url]

here's the specs: [url="http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3-M/index.us.asp?cat=Specifications"]http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications[/url]

On the Rear IO it got 4 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, more onboard connecters in case you want to add more,

5 SATA2 3.0Gb/s
3 SATA3 6.0Gb/s

So it got everything you want an room for alot more upgrades.

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Why not wait for the Haswell processors?

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[quote name='PeterUK' timestamp='1360544282' post='595514256']
Why not wait for the Haswell processors?
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The previous-gen prices will hardly drop in price when the Haswell are out, and they will also not drop for a long while. Also, I don't buy second-hand, so that's out. And the Haswell CPUs themselves will be expensive.

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King is right, right now really is the prime time to buy a current gen i-series cpu

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1360544547' post='595514266']
The previous-gen prices will hardly drop in price when the Haswell are out, and they will also not drop for a long while. Also, I don't buy second-hand, so that's out. And the Haswell CPUs themselves will be expensive.
[/quote]If the Sandy->Ivy Bridge transition is of any indication, Haswell shouldn't be any more expensive than the current generation.

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