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Maximus IV extreme or wait?

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I am looking to purchase an asus maximus 4 extreme but would I be better waiting for Z68 due next month or is the asus still a good buy?
I was wanting the evga P67 FTW but they are taking to long and will probably take longer to ship to the UK.
Thanks.
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I just bought the M4E since it was on special offer, £50 less . I am very happy with it, seems very stable.
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Do you have a large enough SSD for primary OS and files? 90+GB? If not, Z68 can use a smaller less expensive SSD for caching to improve performance. However, using a SSD outright is still faster though.

Do you need to use the on-chip GPU for anything? Quick Sync? With Z68 you can use this along with a discrete graphics card.

Otherwise, get P67 M4E.
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