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I just cancelled my order of a P8P67 EVO, to order a Z68X-UD4-B3.

This switch was made primarily on the giga's 16 phase vrm as apposed to the evo's 12 phase vrm... I want more oc'ing....

Was this decision stupid? You have no idea how much of headache this build is giving me...
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I'd say it's kind of a wash between the two personally.
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12 phases was already overkill, and so is 16 phases. Either one is going to be able to overclock very well. Take for example the Biostar TP67XE, which only has 10 phases yet was capable to run a 2500k at 5.837ghz. Even then you're looking at a CPU or cooling limitation, the problem is not with the board being able to deliver power.

So the decision was stupid thinking you're going to be able to OC better, however either board is nice. Since you're getting the Z68 chipset that has the benefit of SSD caching and Quick Sync, so I guess that's a plus. If I was buying a new board I would take the Gigabyte over the Asus you listed.
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12 phases was already overkill, and so is 16 phases. Either one is going to be able to overclock very well. Take for example the Biostar TP67XE, which only has 10 phases yet was capable to run a 2500k at 5.837ghz. Even then you're looking at a CPU or cooling limitation, the problem is not with the board being able to deliver power.

So the decision was stupid thinking you're going to be able to OC better, however either board is nice. Since you're getting the Z68 chipset that has the benefit of SSD caching and Quick Sync, so I guess that's a plus. If I was buying a new board I would take the Gigabyte over the Asus you listed.
Well I cancelled the ud4....

Now I'm deciding between the P8Z68-V PRO, the GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 or the P8P67 DELUXE. I have serious problems.
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Well I cancelled the ud4....

Now I'm deciding between the P8Z68-V PRO, the GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 or the P8P67 DELUXE. I have serious problems.
LOL same here xD.. xcept I don't really want a UD5 since it ain't a real Z68. But doesn't really matter if u just want the ssd cache.
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Well I cancelled the ud4....

Now I'm deciding between the P8Z68-V PRO, the GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 or the P8P67 DELUXE. I have serious problems.
Bro! Just make up your mind and buy a mobo. You'll be cancelling the next 3 mobo selections for another mobo
Either one of those mobos would of been fine
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just get the UD4, no need for the UD5
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LOL same here xD.. xcept I don't really want a UD5 since it ain't a real Z68. But doesn't really matter if u just want the ssd cache.
Yeah the ud5 seems rushed? However, in a comparison between the v pro and either the ud4 or ud5 (I forget), the reviewer said he liked the ud4 or ud5 because it did not use lucid technology.

I keep hearing annoying problems with both asus and gigabyte, so I keep changing my mind.

I also am interested in UEFI bios of the asus, but giga is suppose to be providing that in the future for current boards.

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Bro! Just make up your mind and buy a mobo. You'll be cancelling the next 3 mobo selections for another mobo
Either one of those mobos would of been fine
It's a serious issue. The only part i've been dead set on is a spinpoint f3...
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the GB UD4, UD5, and UD7 just have a new chipset, they left out virtu because its not really a big deal for high end board, as it doesn't offer greater performance and is kinda a pain int eh ass to use. Otherwise you get touch BIOS which is kinda odd, but still good for noobs. IDK the UD3H is a good board it will serve you well.
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post #10 of 15
Just go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 . AsRock actually doesn't suck anymore. You get a more than ample 12 phase board, excellent expansion layout, the UEFI bios you would like (unlike the Gigabytes), 8 SATA ports, 100% Japanese solid state caps, onboard power/reset buttons, etc... Additionally this board offers VGA/DVI output if you ever wanted to utilize the CPU's graphics, something Gigabyte boards do not offer on their Z68 boards (which is actually kind of silly).

I really like how AsRock (a few years ago was arguably one of the worst motherboard manufacturers) did a 180 and now their boards are excellent with a great price/performance ratio.
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