Originally Posted by mcc21
So with all this debate about upgrading from P67 to Z68 there is no reason to do it just because of a couple of added 'bells and whistles' which is mainly for advertising purpose on Intel's part, as the average customer who didn't research will think "SSD caching" is cool and great idea, but in reality it slows down your everyday computing and actually drastically decrease the lifetime of your SSD. The guys at the store actually recommends the buyer to actually buy a extended warranty on the SSD if you plan to SSD cache as it most like to fail first
How ironic ?
How ironic that they are pushing an extended warranty?
While I agree that you are better off running the SSD as a boot/apps drive, and then use an HDD for storage. There's more to Z68 then just SSD caching.
Some users may benefit from Quick Sync. Others may not be gamers, but still want to overclock their computer, while using onboard graphics.
Z68 is really a hybrid of P67/H67, you get the best of both worlds. Albeit some features may very well be marketing gimmicks. If / when I build my 2nd computer with a 2600K, I doubt I'd get a P67 board, when Z68 is roughly the same price.