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I'm buying all of my computer parts from my local store, Centrecom.
I'm not going to buy my parts from anywhere else no matter what.
I need a motherboard for my current sigrig...
LGA1155

I was gonna get the Asus P8P67-PRO but I heard about the Z68 boards and now I'm all confused.

Which is the best LGA1155 motherboard I can get listed here for UNDER $230:
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...page=1&sort=3a

Edited by Varrkarus - 6/2/11 at 11:52pm
    
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Why won't anybody answer me? :'(
I feel left out now >.<
    
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What are your needs? Any color preferences? Z68 is useless in your case. Assuming that you want to SLI that card in the future, I would go with one of these.
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=50698
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=51362

The UD4 is the Z68 version because there was a less than 10$ difference, where as the Z68 version of the P8 Pro was 30$ more.
    
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Get a Sabertooth. Incredible mobo.
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post #5 of 20
Hold onto your horses, it's only been 20 odd minutes

Gigabyte P67A-UD4 = $218. Same board as myself and does a fantastic job at both performing and looking good. (could also go the Z68 version of UD4 for $228, little difference between them unless you're interested in SSD caching, no good if you like your ssd as a boot drive)

That would be my choice. Asus unfortuanetly don't seem to have any P67 boards in your price range.
post #6 of 20
Read up on Z68 at tomshardare.com
It can give you better video encoding performance and use the integrated gfx in the CPU,
Also it supports SSD caching. I just built a new rig before Z came but i do not regret it

I have the MSI GD67 mobo. slightly cheaper and so far excellent performance.
Read this article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,2837-31.html

Also read reviews of each on newegg
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by BlackandDecker View Post
Get a Sabertooth. Incredible mobo.
Out of his price range, and I don't think it is worth the extra $$ for that piece of plastic.

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Originally Posted by jjjc_93 View Post
Hold onto your horses, it's only been 20 odd minutes

Gigabyte P67A-UD4 = $218. Same board as myself and does a fantastic job at both performing and looking good. (could also go the Z68 version of UD4 for $228, little difference between them unless you're interested in SSD caching, no good if you like your ssd as a boot drive)

That would be my choice. Asus unfortuanetly don't seem to have any P67 boards in your price range.
Huh? Normally the UD4 and the Pro are in the same price range, although for what ever reason is AUS the gigabyte boards are slightly more expensive. The competitor of the UD4 is the P8Pro, they have the same features and are supposed to be in the same price bracket.

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Originally Posted by Mofoo View Post
Read up on Z68 at tomshardare.com
It can give you better video encoding performance and use the integrated gfx in the CPU,
Also it supports SSD caching. I just built a new rig before Z came but i do not regret it

I have the MSI GD67 mobo. slightly cheaper and so far excellent performance.
Read this article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,2837-31.html

Also read reviews of each on newegg
First I don't think he is a video encoder (looking at his CPU and graphic card selection), second SSD caching is pretty bad, and he already has a full size ssd, big enough for his OS (which all that needs to go on there)

Second his choice of store does not sell MSI/Asrock boards.
Edited by Omega329 - 5/29/11 at 5:53am
    
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Huh? Normally the UD4 and the Pro are in the same price range, although for what ever reason is AUS the gigabyte boards are slightly more expensive. The competitor of the UD4 is the P8Pro, they have the same features and are supposed to be in the same price bracket.



First I don't think he is a video encoder (looking at his CPU and graphic card selection), second SSD caching is pretty bad, and he already has a full size ssd, big enough for his OS (which all that needs to go on there)

Second his choice of store does not sell MSI/Asrock boards.
Yeah, I know. I was just pointing out what Z68 had to offer

Though you're right about the P8Pro, the OPs site is just a restrictive one, with little stock, or stock that hides.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16808 P8P67 PRO $215.
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Originally Posted by jjjc_93 View Post
Yeah, I know. I was just pointing out what Z68 had to offer

Though you're right about the P8Pro, the OPs site is just a restrictive one, with little stock, or stock that hides.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16808 P8P67 PRO $215.
Ya, but apparently he has some loyalty to that store, there very well may be slightly cheaper prices else where. But if he lives near it than I feel his reason for buying from them, I wish I could walk into a PC store around here and buy the stuff I need, although I would probably leave broke every time.
    
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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mofoo View Post
Read up on Z68 at tomshardare.com
It can give you better video encoding performance and use the integrated gfx in the CPU,
Also it supports SSD caching. I just built a new rig before Z came but i do not regret it

I have the MSI GD67 mobo. slightly cheaper and so far excellent performance.
Read this article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,2837-31.html

Also read reviews of each on newegg
I've heard this mobo has vRise issues?
have you encountered anything along those lines?
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