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I'm in the market to get a new motherboard and ECS is having a really good sale that would make it $103 for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135283

I was reading reviews and on Tom's hardware and other smaller sites, the board seemed to do well but ran slightly hotter and used more voltage than others. Here's the review for power consumption and temps. Is this a big enough difference to warrant going with a different board for around $100 more?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,2837-30.html

I don't really need the features that z68 offers so I'm not really looking in to that.
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I had one before the sata degrading came to light and it was an OK board, but overclocking was early impossible on it. Every setting in the bios was labeled wrong and was a direct translation from whatever language it first released in. I do not know if they have fixed it, but I would just as soon go for an ASRock Extreme4 if I were you.

EDIT: If you really need a board closer to the $100 mark, I would try the Biostar TP67B+. From what I hear it's not a bad board for the price.
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Thanks, I think what I'll do is contact them and see if they've improved the board at all. $102 for that board seems like a nice price.
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