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I don't understand why people are recommending Gigabyte boards. They are nice for LGA 775-based systems but I really object to Gigabyte charging $190 for a Z68 board and there is NO video output.

You need a discrete card and it's a Z68 board. Whereas, you could buy an Asus and MSI Z68 board and you can count on the video output.

It seems Gigabyte is cheapening out and I would not reward them for that.

I would only consider this mobo if it's Gigabyte, GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H
Man you have gone crazy,
gigabyte is a top notch mobo maker,in recent times some of the best OC records have been obtained on gigabyte mobos,this is why gigabyte is famous among overclockers,
gigabyte & asus are ahead of msi.
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Most Gigabyte z68s aren't "real" z68s.. no video out and virtu support.

unless you plan ssd cache i don't think it'll be worth their p67s..

unless they're better overall for ocing and stability.

the UD3H and basically with "H"s boards are real z68s... but in the ud line up.. UD3H.. it looks like it has less phases and VRMs tho than UD3P.
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As someone who's looking for a high end P67/Z68 board, could you explain why a traditional bios is better than UEFI? I've always heard the opposite. Since this thread already asks the same question I had, I have about a $280 dollar budget right now, and am also looking between P67/Z68, just basically a tier up from the OP. I would love to get the Z68 deluxe from ASUS, but it feels more like vaporware at this point. Is Z68 worth it over a board like the P8P67 Deluxe?

Thanks.
I really just prefer the bios compared to UEFI. The benefit to Gigabyte 1155 boards is you still get the traditional, mature, stable bios but they also utilize "Hybrid EFI" which allows you to use 3TB+ hard drive support. All the other manufacturers use UEFI, so I guess I'll have to get used to it

As far as Z68 vs P67 goes, Z68 is only worth it if you plan on: using integrated graphics, SSD caching, or Quick Sync. If you don't plan on using them then just save some money and get P67. Or if you're on the edge, you might as well get a Z68 board because most of them aren't too much more expensive.
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I don't understand why people are recommending Gigabyte boards. They are nice for LGA 775-based systems but I really object to Gigabyte charging $190 for a Z68 board and there is NO video output.

You need a discrete card and it's a Z68 board. Whereas, you could buy an Asus and MSI Z68 board and you can count on the video output.

It seems Gigabyte is cheapening out and I would not reward them for that.

I would only consider this mobo if it's Gigabyte, GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H
Why would someone spend $200+ on a motherboard and expect to use on board graphics? I am sure people who are spending that much on a board are going to use discrete graphics card for gaming or rendering.

If a customer is looking for on board graphics that where cheaper $75 mATX boards used for --> the budget computer build for everyday internet usage. They don't care for anything a Z68/P67 chipset will offer, but something a H61 or H67 board can do.

Its not Gigabyte cheapen out, it them being smart. Less parts on the board means less chance of something breaking down etc.
Edited by mcc21 - 5/31/11 at 2:43pm
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I would normally recommend the AsRock P67 Extreme4, but for $10 more go with the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3. Gigabyte's P67 board that does X8/X8 SLI/CF is the same price so why not go Z68?

Since you like Gigabyte, that's definitely a plus. The expansion slot layout is excellent, it has a healthy number of power phases, and Gigabyte still uses traditional Award bios instead of UEFI . Also you're looking at x8/x8 bandwidth, which is better than x16/x4 if you ever wanted to run dual cards. Plus in the future you could utilize the SSD caching or Quick Sync at a later point. For basically the same price as the P67 Gigabyte board and only $10 more than the AsRock Extreme4, I think it's the way to go.
Normally I wouldn't bring back an old thread but I feel that this is relevant to the topic, The link you provided for the gigabyte board being the GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3, Is there not going to be an issue with the bridge being right next to the PCiE slot for larger video cards? I might just be paranoid but there seems to be a clearance issue there.
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Why would someone spend $200+ on a motherboard and expect to use on board graphics? I am sure people who are spending that much on a board are going to use discrete graphics card for gaming or rendering.

If a customer is looking for on board graphics that where cheaper $75 mATX boards used for --> the budget computer build for everyday internet usage. They don't care for anything a Z68/P67 chipset will offer, but something a H61 or H67 board can do.

Its not Gigabyte cheapen out, it them being smart. Less parts on the board means less chance of something breaking down etc.
I disagree.

They cut corners. They are the only ones to my knowledge to have Z68 boards that aren't true Z68 chipsets.

That's ridiculous to say that only gaming enthusiasts would want a discrete card and that it's crazy to want integrated graphics on a $200+ board.

The Z68 boards are just overpriced as all. I've read reviews on sites that the Z68 chipset is what P67 'should be.' The Z68 chipset is most versatile and I guess Intel is reflecting that in their prices.

Also, the Virtu LucidLogic feature of allowing to use both the integrated graphics and a discrete card is being heavily promoted as well.

You are right though that the cheaper boards offer integrated graphics for a cheaper price for those on a budget. If one is not going to overclock the cpu, the H67, for e.g., allow for the same features, I assume.

That is how I see it, anyway. I think the Z68 mobos being around $200 is high but these give the most options so one has to decide if they're going to pay that price. To have or not have the extra options...
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And further bringing the old thread back to life, I am one who chose a Z68 board and do not use a discrete video card. Simply, the P8Z68V Pro offered the features and ports that I was looking for. Most cheaper boards did not. Surprisingly, many did not offer an esata port which I need... and a DVI port... and a minimum of 6 USB ports in the rear.
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Considering your $175 budget, I would say go with none of those you listed and instead get the ASUS P8P67 PRo 3.1rev

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771
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i gotta vote for the asrock..i likes 'um pshht..i had a p8p67 pro(asus)..this thing boots soooo much faster and only double-boots..from cold :: (the asus was triple) ::
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Considering your $175 budget, I would say go with none of those you listed and instead get the ASUS P8P67 PRo 3.1rev

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771
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