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quick [S]before[/S] i purchase: [S]sabertooth P67 or GB Z68 UD4[/S] p8z68 v pro

post #1 of 16
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ok,

I'm in for an upgrade and there's a deal at the local webshop with MB/CPU/RAM:


ASUS Sabertooth P67
2600K
Corsair Vengeanceâ„¢ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9 (Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, 1.5V, Vengeance Heatspreader, 240 pin)


or, at a small premium I can pick up this:

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4, Socket-1155
2600K
Corsair Vengeanceâ„¢ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8 (Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 modules, CL8-8-8-24, 1.5V, Vengeance Heatspreader, 240 pin)

How much of a premium is the latter worth? Or are they in different leagues? The MB, RAM and CPU are all about 10€ each, so think 30€-ish extra to pick the latter one...

I'm also tossing in a MSI "frozorII" 560Ti, since I've heard good things about these cards. Hence, I will have a dedicated GPU (and I think the 580's are overpriced).

Will the iGPU of the i7 be a complete waste for either MB, or does it come into play of encoding etc even though we cant use it for display on either?

btw, I'll be running on water. So there is a slight possibility that I'll run OC for tasks that require processing power.

and last: I'm tossing in an intel 510 120Gb ssd... ('cus I like/trust intel ssd's)
Edited by OnetwoPi - 6/11/11 at 1:04pm
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post #2 of 16
Gigabyte. Better spec'd.
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post #3 of 16
P67 can't access the IGP at all. Z68 will be able to take advantage of the IGP for encoding, I believe.

Can you find the P67 version of the UD4 in one of those packages? It's a better value as the Z68X version doesn't have video outputs. The improvements offered by Z68 are minimal in comparison to its cost. The Z68 only worth it if you have video outputs directly from the motherboard, IMO.
    
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post #4 of 16
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That's the kind of stuff I'd like to know before I purchase. Thanks. It feels like a waste if I cant access the iGPU at all when its there

There is a P67 UD5 there, at a higher price of course. But then it's the P67 no iGPU story.

uh... the UEFI looks nice... doh...
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post #5 of 16
BECAREFUL, I think that gigabyte board was one of the first z68 out, so it didn't have an HDMI slot to use the intel graphics.

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4, Socket-1155
i think it should be Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4, Socket-1155
that would make it a version that can use the Intel graphics.

Edit - Reread your posts, not sure if you knew that or not, but it is out there.

Personally, I would go with what ever you think looks the best. Are those the only 2 boards part of the sale?
Edited by Omega329 - 6/10/11 at 6:04am
    
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post #6 of 16
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hurr... thurr... gigabyte-derp... no Z68XP-UD4 available in my web-shop yet >.<

(actually I think I remember reading that on this forum...)

Ok, so maybe I have to toss ASUS P8Z68-V PRO into the competition? It's actually 10€ less than the UD4.

but the anand gave it less than stellar grades (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4330/asus-p8z68v-review) or was that just with respect to ssd caching?...


Edit: The sabertooth is the only one part of the "sale", it's not much of a sale, more of a "click one button to get an mb/cpu/ran uppgrade so you dont need to match stuff yourself".
Edited by OnetwoPi - 6/10/11 at 6:24am
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by OnetwoPi View Post
hurr... thurr... gigabyte-derp... no Z68XP-UD4 available in my web-shop yet >.<

(actually I think I remember reading that on this forum...)

Ok, so maybe I have to toss ASUS P8Z68-V PRO into the competition? It's actually 10€ less than the UD4.

but the anand gave it less than stellar grades (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4330/asus-p8z68v-review) or was that just with respect to ssd caching?...


Edit: The sabertooth is the only one part of the "sale", it's not much of a sale, more of a "click one button to get an mb/cpu/ran uppgrade so you dont need to match stuff yourself".
Oh, in that case definitely go with either the UD4 or the Z68 Pro, as those are both really good boards and you can't go wrong.
The only reason to get the Sabertooth over the Pro is if you want that heat shield or the 2 year warranty, but in my opinion the heat shield is not worth it.

The RAM that it chooses for you in the bundle may be a little pricy.

Also, can you link the website you are using?
Edited by Omega329 - 6/10/11 at 6:34am
    
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post #8 of 16
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All in norwegian ^^

Directly to the MB section:
http://www.komplett.no/k/kl.aspx?bn=...er=d&zbo2=true
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post #9 of 16
That website's prices are not logical, their pricing doesn't seem logical (probably based on stock I guess?)
If you need help picking the parts just ask

You probably don't need 8gbs, but you don't seem to be on a budget.
Memory Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=618010

I would either pick this or the UD4, it is really your choice on looks, or if you want the UEFI.
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post #10 of 16
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Heh, no it's not logical, but typical of norwegian (web) shops, prices are based on the existence of uniformed users, e.g.: I was shopping around for a laptop and the new revision sandy bridge laptops had the same price as their old revision... talk about ripoff when you pay the same for a i7-2620 as the old counterpart.

Just yesterday I even saw an alienware m11x R1 at the same price as the m11x R3 bought directly form dell... but i digress.

My budget is pretty loose. I actually considered the ud5 and 7, but I realized that all I got was a lot of features I would never touch, which is why I asked about the ud4.

The asus v-pro is coming up as a stronger contender due to the iGPU.

I usually crunch numbers so 8 GB ram is a nice to have thing to have, but you're right, it's more than I need (but so is water cooling at stock clock, didn't stop me though )
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