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Hey guys,

I'm looking to update my old gaming/work rig and while I've decided on the 2600k, I'm still a bit lost on the motherboard. I have about $280 budgeted now to whichever motherboard I pick, but with the Z68 series out, I'm not sure what to pick up. I'll be running a crossfire setup, 8GB of RAM, I need at least 4 6Gbps SATA ports, UEFI, and dual lan. This all brings me to the next question I have: Is the Z68 worth waiting for? I'd like to build the rig within the next month and while I've been eying the P8P67 Deluxe but I'm not totally sure what else is out there. I took a look at the Gigabyte UD7, but I'm not entirely sure how the bios compares to UEFI, and I know on my laptop, running Win7 with UEFI cut down on my boot time pretty substantially.

Thanks for all your help.
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Z68 UD7 suit for you
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128492

this one is in the price range

If price becomes a non factor the MIVE P67 or in two weeks the Z68 ROG board will be released
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The UD7 and the ROG are probably going to be out of my price range, but the UD5 doesnt have the dual LAN that I need. Any other suggestions?
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The UD7 and the ROG are probably going to be out of my price range, but the UD5 doesnt have the dual LAN that I need. Any other suggestions?
check out the mobo in my sig, the MSI Z68A-GD80. I just looked at mines and it's got dual LAN. It also supports the use of the IGP (unlike the higher end gigabyte Z68 boards). According to this chart: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html The MSI Z68A-GD80 is the only one with Dual-LAN. There are a few P67 boards with dual-LAN including the Asus Deluxe, the ASRock Extreme6 and the GA-P67A-UD7. (Note, the Asus WS Revolution doesn't have Dual-LAN)
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The UD7 and the ROG are probably going to be out of my price range, but the UD5 doesnt have the dual LAN that I need. Any other suggestions?
Look at the ws revo. I prefer it over either of those cuz it can do quad cfx.
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