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Hey guys, im in the market for a z68 motherboard for my new build, but i dont know which one to choose.

Any z68 from newegg is ok, my budget is of 250$.

I was looking at this options:

Asus P8Z68-V PRO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-730-_-Product

MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-597-_-Product

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-493-_-Product

Any other suggestion is greatly apreciated.

Thanks.
    
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I think for $20 more you should think about the UD4. More phases, better cooling, only one less port (an X1 PCI-e)

That is what I ended up going with, and will do a full review by next weekend, if all goes well.
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+1 on Asus P8Z68-V Pro..

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Honest question why would I pick up a Z68 over a P67 board?
    
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Just back from TigerDirect with the Gigabyte Z68 UD3P Can't really tell you how it is since I have not yet installed it but I'll tell you this...Gigabyte mobos are 100% quality

That ASUS P8Z68-V Pro has been receiving some awesome reviews.
Check out these reviews...
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...rboard_review/
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-p8z68-v-pro-review/
http://www.bjorn3d.com/articles/ASUS...Pro_/2055.html

And there are more you can Google

05.24.11 UPDATE: I had returned my Z68X.UD3P ($170 + tax) to TigerDirect so I can order the Z68X.UD4 from NewEgg since it's only $180 + free shipping
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/24/11 at 9:57am
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Why wouldn't you get z68? It's got SSD caching, Virtu graphics switching, USB boosting technology, and more all at a very minimum price increase...
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by werds View Post
Honest question why would I pick up a Z68 over a P67 board?
If you're only interested in SSD Caching or Virtu graphic (crap, IMO) or both.
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drBlahMan,

What do you think of your Z68 mobo? How's it treating you?
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Originally Posted by tech210 View Post
drBlahMan,

What do you think of your Z68 mobo? How's it treating you?
You will have to give me a couple of days to answer that. I had just bought this Z68 mobo an hour ago. I know I will be happy with it...Besides, it's Gigabyte
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Wow, you guys are fast .

Thanks a lot for all the comments, keep them coming .
    
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