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So to be clear, you are going to sell your Gigabyte SB board (at much less than you bought it for) to buy a new Z68 board (which will be much more expensive) and then spend countless hours doing a reformat and reload on the off chance that your current video card will die?

How about you spend $25 on a cheapo video card from all the money you will save on this somewhat strange upgrade, and throw it in a drawer in case your video card dies?

Alternatively, I am quite certain it would take you a lot less time to go out and buy a new video card than it would to change your motherboard and reformat and reload your OS....
Hey robilar....I need some advice. I am going to sell my sig rig (tower only) and build a P67 or Z68 . I have replaced the 4830 (dying I think)in this rig with a 4650 and the box is going to a non gamer..so he's fine with that.

I don't game either and I don't watch movies on my PC monitor..stream them to TVs. You say the Z68 will be much higher in price vs P67? How much? I'm thinking for my purposes the new onboard graphics will be fine. I heard they are actually pretty good...your opinion ?

I'm thinking I might be better off and cheaper with onboard rather than a discrete card. your thoughts and others are welcome.
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The only problem I have had with my board is my own fault, I accidentally took off the jumper cap. I can say they last a long time my dad has had his for 5 or 6 years and he keeps his PC on all the time, we've never had a problem with his board.
    
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only the UD7 and the UD4 seems to lack video connectors. the other boards should have them. There is no reason to have onboard video on the UD7.

your OC wont change, but asus makes great boards just like GB. they are both Tier 1 motherboard companies, and the top two at that. Asus makes more money though as they are the larger company.
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only the UD7 and the UD4 seems to lack video connectors. the other boards should have them. There is no reason to have onboard video on the UD7.

your OC wont change, but asus makes great boards just like GB. they are both Tier 1 motherboard companies, and the top two at that. Asus makes more money though as they are the larger company.
All of the P67 chipset boards do not have onboard video. Only the H67 do. It's a function of the SB chipset as opposed to different models of motherboards.
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