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Just looking for a good quality mobo that will OC well with a 2500K. I'd prefer to spend less but if the quality of this board is really needed I will go for it.

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Much better than?
What about future proofing.. will either of these work with Ivy once it's released?
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You can never buy a motherboard that's too good. It's the next most important thing to your CPU. Go with it.
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Maybe not "too" good.. but if there is a better bang for the buck I guess I was wondering.
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post #4 of 24
GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 better option really, only 10 buks more (here in aus at least).
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That was the original board I was going with.. but read where many people said to get the P67 instead of the Z68. There is way to much conflicting information out there.
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Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
That was the original board I was going with.. but read where many people said to get the P67 instead of the Z68. There is way to much conflicting information out there.
I'll simplify it for you, the Z68 boards do everything the P67 boards do plus more for only 10 buks more. You wanted future proofing? This is the best way to go atm.
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It depends on the features you need. Gigi UD series are all good quality; the only difference that pertains to OCability is the mobo's VRM, which gets slightly better as you move up the product line. I honestly don't know how much effect that has on your final OC; I'm inclined to think it's kind of like RAM in that not having enough will hurt you, but beyond a certain point you won't see any benefit from it.
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I think Ram is a bad analogy. As the amount of ram increases more "space" you have to run multiple graphical programs together. i run 8gb and even with my occasional daudling in After effects and Vegas and Photoshop just having 2 of them open and doing intensive particle effects while cleaning up a time line makes my ram max out.

Especially if im running my second smaller monitor that i use for mIRC and the likes.

Althought to the VRM's i do agree. they stop helping after a certain point to your OC. Either way unless your trying to push OC limits and just want a good overclock, it wont hurt you much.
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
Just looking for a good quality mobo that will OC well with a 2500K. I'd prefer to spend less but if the quality of this board is really needed I will go for it.

Link: GA-P67A-UD4-B3

Much better than? GA-P67A-UD3-B3

What about future proofing.. will either of these work with Ivy once it's released?
Haven't used a p67ud3, I do have a ud4 & it'll OC as far as you cpu will let you. I'm pretty sure the ud3 would as well, if you look to sli gpus in the future though the ud4 would be better.
I'm pretty much counting on having to get a new board for ivy, some cpus are supposed to work in the 1155 socket but I'm thinking they will be the lower end that don't have too much improvement over the current SB.
If I don't need a new board it'll just be a bonus...
    
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best p67 bang for buck is this board, period
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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