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and not 4 days later they release P68.Should i return my board to newegg and get a P68? WHat are you guys gonna do that are in my shoes
    
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I would just keep the Sabertooth. The z68 to me really isnt worth it over the time/money wasted to return that board and pay the restocking fee.
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You mean Z68? I mean there's really not much of a difference to me. Z68 has onboard, so if you're cards fail, you can use the integrated one.
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Ya I just got one last weekend too. But I got mine at micro center so I am going to exchange it out for some thing else in a couple weeks. No real advantage in going to z68 though. I'm just doing it because I can, lol.
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Do you need/want the features of z68?

No? Then don't buy it. Yes? Buy it.

It really is that simple. There's no additional OC headroom or anything fancy like that. Just a couple new gimmicks (imo).
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Do you need/want the features of z68?

No? Then don't buy it. Yes? Buy it.

It really is that simple. There's no additional OC headroom or anything fancy like that. Just a couple new gimmicks (imo).
Agreed.

I purchased the P67 board, and I haven't looked back. I just don't need the features on Z68 since I have spare cruddy GPUs laying around in the off chance that my main one hits the crap shoot. I'm actually more surprised when people don't seem to have old GPUs laying around.

SSD caching might be nice, but I'd rather just buy a large SSD to use as a boot drive.
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a. SSD Caching .... have you tried RAM Disk Caching yet? Yes, it's not mind blowing either, and RAMdisk is faster than SSD. Better yet, get a real SSD for OS + large drive for storage, problem solved. The money you could save from jumping on Z68 is best spent for the purchase of a real SSD.

real SSD >>>>> SSD caching

b. Lucid Virtu .... do you encode 365/24/7? No? Yes? Boohoo, so I finished encoding faster than without Lucid Virtu. So you encoded faster, now what? Get this Z68 if you are an encoding whore! Remember to get a Z68 mobo with a video out!

c. IGP use .... vs discreet? Intel HD3000 is 2 tiers lower than, for example, my 6800GS AGP. This is the lowest card I have at home and have been at my wits in finding a more capable card than this. The HD3000 is far from being that replacement. HD3000 is what it is, it's ok for the casual users (email checking, browsing, youtube-ing and the like).

Keep your P67 Sabretooth and put the savings into a much more meaningful purchase .... maybe like a real SSD!
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Return it and get hit with a 15% restocking fee? No thanks!
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Ya I just got one last weekend too. But I got mine at micro center so I am going to exchange it out for some thing else in a couple weeks. No real advantage in going to z68 though. I'm just doing it because I can, lol.
Haha! Same here
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Dam i should of got mine at MC i have one about 15 miles away.I almost grabbed a Samsung 1TB F3 HD for $39.99 today from MC but i got lazy and didnt make the trip.
And since i dont care about the extra features i guess all is well.But thanks for your input guys
    
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