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So i'll be doing a new build soon and originally I was planning on waiting for Z68 and the ivy chips since I am going to be out of the country from june 21st to august 9th.

However, I was able to purchase a P67 Sabertooth for $154.

Should I sell the P67 and wait? Or keep it? Planning to go with an i5-2500k if I do.
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i have the p67 sabertoooth.... you will not be disappointed!
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Originally Posted by kelpizzuti View Post
i have the p67 sabertoooth.... you will not be disappointed!
Let me ask you this:

Why do you want Z68?

I, like many people, believe that Z68 holds nothing over P67.
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Let me ask you this:

Why do you want Z68?

I, like many people, believe that Z68 holds nothing over P67.
lol? you dont need a discrete GPU w/ Z68, that's a pretty big advantage to some people
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P8P67 Pro has more features VS Sabertooth, more CPU phases - 12+2 VS 8+2 and is cheaper. So you only pay for the looks of the sabertooth and 5 year VS 3 Year (P8P67 Pro) Warranty...
    
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lol? you dont need a discrete GPU w/ Z68, that's a pretty big advantage to some people
For the gigabyte line up, the only z68 boards that will have onboard video are the low end boards. It's pretty pointless, especially when you can get p67 for cheaper.
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lol? you dont need a discrete GPU w/ Z68, that's a pretty big advantage to some people
That's why H67 exists.

Z68 is for the people who don't have 10$ for a discrete GPU, but at the same time, want to overclock past 4.2Ghz.

Do you see how Z68 is so pointless that it almost seems like a scam?
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i dont think it's pointless, being able to use the chip's gpu instead of buying a discrete gpu is going to appeal to many consumers

h67 can't overclock...
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For the gigabyte line up, the only z68 boards that will have onboard video are the low end boards. It's pretty pointless, especially when you can get p67 for cheaper.
Luckily there are other brands that do offer onboard video with their higher end models.

ASUS P6Z68-V Pro
MSI Z68A-GD80
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i dont think it's pointless, being able to use the chip's gpu instead of buying a discrete gpu is going to appeal to many consumers

h67 can't overclock...
People who want an IGP =/= People who want to overclock.

That's why H67 is such a success. It's for people who buy i3-2100 CPUs (like me) and don't want to overclock and are using both PCIe slots.

Z68 is like.. buying a two-car garage for someone who has a motorcycle.

It's a scam, and I'm not buying it.

Oh, and H67 can overclock, just using Turbo, which gets you to 4.2Ghz.
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