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If you can warrant the price difference (as Z68 WILL be more expensive) then go for it. Personally I would rather get a good P67 board at the same price as a mainstream Z68 board. Or save some money and put that towards a better GPU/CPU/etc
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Though encoding-wise, the Z68 is better and faster? How about for stability, are they both stable and good overclockers?

I heard about that Lucid technology software wherein the power of the discrete GPU and CPU on-die graphics card are combined. Isn't that going to compromise the raw power of the GPU since you still have to pass through the CPU on-die graphics instead of just going directly to the GPU? I don't get it, really.
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If you can warrant the price difference (as Z68 WILL be more expensive) then go for it. Personally I would rather get a good P67 board at the same price as a mainstream Z68 board. Or save some money and put that towards a better GPU/CPU/etc
Not really.....these are the 2 models I am looking at.

GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128493

GA-P67A-UD4-B3 $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

To me the Z68 is the better deal, with better pin placement, 2 more SATA ports, and $10 cheaper pricetag.
Edited by bluedevil - 5/15/11 at 6:22am
    
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Aren't you able to OC the non-k i5s and i3s on Z68 as well?
 
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Not really.....these are the 2 models I am looking at.

GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128493

GA-P67A-UD4-B3 $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

To me the Z68 is the better deal, with better pin placement, 2 more SATA ports, and $10 cheaper pricetag.
Hmmm odd, here the Z68 UD5 is R3150 or $450
the P867 Pro is $285 and the Maximus Extreme is $540. Wow I just realised how much our prices suck!
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Aren't you able to OC the non-k i5s and i3s on Z68 as well?
nope - the non-unlocked chips can't be overclocked 'properly' because the only way to do so directly raises the clocks of everything else on the board - so it doesn't really work (4-5% max OCs), and there's nothing the chipset can do about it.
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Aren't you able to OC the non-k i5s and i3s on Z68 as well?
Dont think so o_O
 
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Looks like the GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 for $169.99 is my ticket!
    
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nope - the non-unlocked chips can't be overclocked 'properly' because the only way to do so directly raises the clocks of everything else on the board - so it doesn't really work (4-5% max OCs), and there's nothing the chipset can do about it.
Could have sworn I read that somewhere, if I find what I'm thinking of I'll post the link.

EDIT:
Seems I mistook this diagram to mean that Z68 has more OCing features than P67:
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/...tel/Z68/OC.jpg
Edited by Polymerabbit - 5/15/11 at 7:33am
 
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Could have sworn I read that somewhere, if I find what I'm thinking of I'll post the link.

EDIT:
Seems I mistook this diagram to mean that Z68 has more OCing features than P67:
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/...tel/Z68/OC.jpg
Didn't think so
 
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