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Alright so im thinking of buying this pc soon:
Motherboard: Asus p8p67 deluxe
Graphics Card: Asus gtx560ti
Ram: G Skill 4x2g 1600mhz
Case: Antec 900 version 3
PSU: Thermaltake light power 700w
CPU: Intel core i7 2600k
HDD: Western Digital 1tb satalll Caviar blue
CD ROM: Pioneer IDE DVR118l22x DVD
SSD: OC Z 120gb

However now i am hearing all about these new z68 motherboards and my question is to you:
What motherboard series is best asus's famous p8p67 series or gigabytes z68 series. My main goal is to game and sli etc.
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My System =)
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Z68
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Stick with the p8p67. Kinks have been worked out and it's a true performer. The only thing the z68 has is SSD caching if you SSD supports it and I believe something else but I've been out of the loop for a bit. Research and compare. No sense buying extra features if you don't plan to use them.
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You'll be running a dedicated GPU and SSD. Honestly, I don't see the need to go Z68 at all when the P8P67 is such a solid and well-equiped board for the price. Gaming won't benefit from SSD Caching as much as you'd think...I say go P67.
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I'd recommend the P8P67 Pro instead of the deluxe - the extra features don't warrant the $30 premium in my opinion. You get an extra LAN port and 16 instead of 12 phase power (12 is still plenty).
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Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
I'd recommend the P8P67 Pro instead of the deluxe - the extra features don't warrant the $30 premium in my opinion. You get an extra LAN port and 16 instead of 12 phase power (12 is still plenty).
I agree, get the p8p67 pro
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