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post #1 of 15
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I'm making a new build and I'm deciding what motherboard to get.

It seems like there is some controversy on this board over whether or not new buyers should get a P67 or a Z68 mobo.

What do you think? Let's settle this once and for all!
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post #2 of 15
I got p67 so i would say that would be my choice
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Originally Posted by tech210 View Post
I'm making a new build and I'm deciding what motherboard to get.

It seems like there is some controversy on this board over whether or not new buyers should get a P67 or a Z68 mobo.

What do you think? Let's settle this once and for all!
P67 is for straight OCing

Z68 is for integrated graphics AND overclocking, if youre getting a dedicated GFX card, just get P67, itll be much easier.
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I vote p67. If you are gettibg p67 (enthusiast chip) then I dont see the need for igp or ssd caching. Also Intel said ivy was going to be compatible wuth p67
    
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post #5 of 15
There have been a number of threads about this and if you think this will be the last, well, let's just say it will not.

It comes down to features - are they worth the price premium for you?
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post #6 of 15
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Yeah, I realized afterwords that this probably wasn't a new idea for a new thread... sorry about that.

Is there that much of a price premium for a Z68 of comparable performance?
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post #7 of 15
All depends on price, needs, and form factor.
Edited by UrbanSmooth - 5/21/11 at 5:07pm
    
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post #8 of 15
You can't settle this once for all. It's all about what features you need, or what features you're willing to pay extra for.
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post #9 of 15
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Ok I didn't mean the settle it once and for all literally; it was more of an exaggeration.

Obviously different products are better for different people. I just need to figure out what is right for me
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post #10 of 15
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I vote p67. If you are gettibg p67 (enthusiast chip) then I dont see the need for igp or ssd caching. Also Intel said ivy was going to be compatible wuth p67
P67 isn't an enthusiast chipset. It's more mainstream than anything. LGA 1366/X58 is still Intel's enthusiast chipset until the release of LGA 2011.
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