[Tiger Direct] TigerDirect - EVGA Z68 mATX board $65 AR + S&H
Has SLi capability. Each the PCI-E 16x slots are both hardwired at 8x.
I think this is a decent deal for anyone who wants to upgrade from a h61/h67 board and also good for HTPC
Dec 9th, 2012 9:10 am
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It does look like they haven't issued a BIOS update. Technically any 1155 board can, it's a matter of if the manufacturer will update to the BIOS to do so. Anyway I wouldn't hold out hope as it's past that already.
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$89 for a 2500K would be excellent. The best price I have seen was from Microcenter in the USA when they had it for $99.PozzyD wrote: ↑Dec 9th, 2012 12:16 pmIt does look like they haven't issued a BIOS update. Technically any 1155 board can, it's a matter of if the manufacturer will update to the BIOS to do so. Anyway I wouldn't hold out hope as it's past that already.
I will say that if you can partner this is up with a 2500K you're going to have one monster combo for next to nothing. I've seen the 2500K for $89 in some places.
This board might support IB out of the box. My Gigabyte z68 did.
Kind of makes this a less than ideal solution for a htpc since you would need to add an external video card. For an htpc, the Intel HD video should be fine, as it also supports bitstreaming HD audio.
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you're making me want to buy this now without anything else to show for a new build
Dec 13th, 2012 4:03 pm
It's still available at Newegg.ca for $66.99 - $10 MIR + shipping.
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