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post #11 of 20
why don't you wait till mid june, AMD's new CPU "bulldozer" will come out. That might fit your price range.
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I got my cpu+mobo+ram for less than $400.
I got my Z68 (SLI/Crossfire) mobo + CPU + ram for $456
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Still undecided. I have a few options: buy a 'better' mobo, cheaper cpu and then upgrade cpu when prices go down or

2) sell some stuff and then get a P67/Z68 mobo (somewhat decent) and i5-2xxx cpu.

I was looking at this page:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html

I then thought these are good contenders for a mobo:

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 - $170

SATA: 2 SATA6GB/S (SATA3?) are Marvell 88SE9172?
Audio: Realtek ALC889
LAN: Realtek 8111E
no integrated graphics option


ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) - $175 (cheapest)

SATA: 2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue) by Marvell 9120
Audio: ALC892
LAN: Intel 82579


There's this one, too... $160, but it's a micro ATX board. Micro ATX boards have some disadvantage????

GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3

SATA: 2x Marvell 88SE9172
Audio: ALC889
LAN: Realtek 8111E


ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 - $192


I was originally budgeting about $120 for a mobo but if I can come up with a bit more, what is the best choice out of those?

I am not sure what features I want but I read of a few things that I need confirmed or clarified. Some ppl say the Marvel SATA controller is really bad. I guess all these boards have at least 1 or 2, anyway?

Second, some of the ASUS boards have an Intel LAN. Is that good or should I not care? Most LAN chips is the Realtek.

I thought I should try for at least a phase 12 board but some people say that the 'phase thing' is overrated.

I also don't know if I should bother with Z68 boards since they seem to be so much more expensive. Some are close to equivalent boards but then many are missing the integrated graphics anyway so I don't see the point.

I'd like integrated graphics but I thought I might as well buy a discrete card when time/money permits. I have an older Nvidia card I can use until then. I don't think my GeForce 7xxx series has any value so I doubt I can sell it.

I have to sell some hardware and other stuff locally or on ebay to help pay for this stuff so it depends how successful I am whether I can move up in price on any of the components.

I like the Asus P8P67 Pro board but the vanilla one doesn't seem that good?

My needs: video, 3D, virtualization, occasional game, photo editing

Maybe I am looking at boards that are overkill, I don't know... but I think the design or layout of the boards are better than what I see of the low end or I would just go for a cheap board. But, if I should, it would be good to know why. I would like a cheaper board but I thought the ones I suggested might be more compatible or ideal for an ivy bridge processor down the road?

Any comments/recommendations/advice?
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I forgot to add regarding differences between the Gigabyte and Asus boards, the BIOS! It seems they use different BIOS platforms. Asus uses UEFI and Gigabyte uses some hybrid BIOS type they named 'Touch BIOS?'

Can anyone comment on that? Everything I've read has praised UEFI BIOS formats.
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post #15 of 20
Why not wait for dozer?

IIRC you don't have to mess with "marvel 6gbps ports" all will come from the native 9XX chipsets (correct me if I am wrong).

BTW, I don't think Intel ever drops their prices significantly.. unlike AMD w/c is easier available with dropped prices.. q9550 3 years ago was 274.. 250 usd now..

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Why not wait for dozer?

IIRC you don't have to mess with "marvel 6gbps ports" all will come from the native 9XX chipsets (correct me if I am wrong).

BTW, I don't think Intel ever drops their prices significantly.. unlike AMD w/c is easier available with dropped prices.. q9550 3 years ago was 274.. 250 usd now..

Goodluck.
I guess I am waiting. ;-) It's like a week away if there's not the rumored delay?

It's just that I read about the power efficiency of SB and it seems the latest generations has lower power/heat consumption for Intel compared to AMD's offerings. I think the last gen. that was the other way around was when Pentium Vs came out.

Check this out:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20188/1

http://techreport.com/articles.x/20188/16

I am not sure if bulldozer will be any better but it does make a difference to me. I would like to support the underdog or help make sure that Intel isn't the only option but besides price, I think power efficiency is a big deal.

I know that AMD generally has the cheaper price overall and maybe part for part but if it's just a bit more for some beneficial intangibles, I'll save a bit more.

It's all moot for now as I'll need to sell some stuff in order to complete any build regardless of which company.
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post #17 of 20
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I guess I am waiting. ;-) It's like a week away if there's not the rumored delay?

It's just that I read about the power efficiency of SB and it seems the latest generations has lower power/heat consumption for Intel compared to AMD's offerings. I think the last gen. that was the other way around was when Pentium Vs came out.

Check this out:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20188/1

http://techreport.com/articles.x/20188/16

I am not sure if bulldozer will be any better but it does make a difference to me. I would like to support the underdog or help make sure that Intel isn't the only option but besides price, I think power efficiency is a big deal.

I know that AMD generally has the cheaper price overall and maybe part for part but if it's just a bit more for some beneficial intangibles, I'll save a bit more.

It's all moot for now as I'll need to sell some stuff in order to complete any build regardless of which company.
Goodluck. We all can decide better sometime in the first or second week of june.
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post #18 of 20
You don't need an i5 2500K for something of that budget, f you don't plan to do overclocking and gaming. i5 2500 / 2400 or even i3 is enough.

An MSI Z68 motherboard


8gb G.Skill RIpJaws X

... $280. Done.

Better config with an i5

... $350.

Edit: Sorry, I misread, you want to OC. 2500K

... $380

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Will ivybridge processors fit/work in P67 or Z68 boards?
Yes.
Edited by DaGoat - 9/11/11 at 6:26pm
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