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Just get a damn P67.
Why? My current discrete/dedicated video card is quite old... GeForce 7xxx series so I thought I might as well get a Z68 since I could take advantage of the HD 3000 graphics (providing I get a cpu that offers it) until I can upgrade the graphics.
So Just buy a damn Z68.
Edited by drBlahMan - 6/11/11 at 9:18pm
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...Sorry for double-posting.
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Why? My current discrete/dedicated video card is quite old... GeForce 7xxx series so I thought I might as well get a Z68 since I could take advantage of the HD 3000 graphics (providing I get a cpu that offers it) until I can upgrade the graphics.
Z68-V:209 usd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=P8z68%20pro

P8p67 Evo:194.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=p8p67%20evo

Personally, I'd be happier with the p67 Evo. Throw http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-397-_-Product
This in there, and at least be able to still play Minecraft much more decently than on the HD3000. That, or heck. Skip the temporary GPU, go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121390

Yes.
Edited by Kand - 6/11/11 at 9:25pm
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just curious. What's the resolution of your monitor?
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just curious. What's the resolution of your monitor?
1680 x 1050.

LG Flatron W2052TQ. I also have a 22" Samsung with the same res but a relative borrowed it.

As you can see, these are old monitors but they are ok for basic use and most mid end video cards should be able to max out on this resolution?
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1680 x 1050.

LG Flatron W2052TQ. I also have a 22" Samsung with the same res but a relative borrowed it.

As you can see, these are old monitors but they are ok for basic use and most mid end video cards should be able to max out on this resolution?
Most benchmarks show the HD3000 as giving only "barely playable" framerates at 1024x768... So, obviously, you'd want a better GPU.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/11

Honestly. P67 Deluxe + GTX 460 768. That's awesome.
Edited by Kand - 6/12/11 at 8:34am
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I am reading that if you have dual video cards on Asus boards, that's enough to disable the PCI-e x1 slot among other things...

Maybe I should just pick the Asrock which has the PLX bridge. The Asus boards are WAY too expensive when they design with all the slots but certain configurations disable features and other slots. That's a bad design.

It's almost as bad as Gigabyte advertising Z68 boards but then you need a discrete card for most of them.
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If I go for a P67 board, I think I wouldn't budget more than $160 so ...out of these two choices, which one would you choose?

Asus P8P67 (Vanilla) - $150

or

Asrock P67 Extreme4 - $160
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Definitely the Extreme4, more bang for the buck.
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Definitely the Extreme4, more bang for the buck.
Do you like your Asrock Pro3?

I like right-angle SATA ports. Some people say they're a pain but I don't see why.

Also, it has the '2 x USB 3.0 by Etron EJ168A' and I think it is not supported in Linux yet.

Other than that, the price is sure better for me.
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