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On my sig rig below I am adding:

2600K
Asus P8Z68-V PRO
Intel SSD 510 Series 120GB (Boot Drive)
2 more WD Caviar Black 500GB for a 4 HDD RAID 10 data array.
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 8-8-8-24

Thoughts? I will be putting my old parts in a friends new build, giving me an essentially free upgrade! SSD is the only thing I am really going to be paying for.
Edited by Stensby - 6/12/11 at 8:36pm
    
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The Sandy Bridge upgrade is a waste of money, in my opinion. X58 is still a strong platform. All you'll be getting is a 400MHz addition to your current 4.2GHz overclock, for around $500. It's entirely up to you but I think it's not worth the money.
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The Sandy Bridge upgrade is a waste of money, in my opinion. X58 is still a strong platform. All you'll be getting is a 400MHz addition to your current 4.2GHz overclock, for around $500. It's entirely up to you but I think it's not worth the money.
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post #4 of 10
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Please read the OP. The 2600K I get for $150 through retail edge, and I am selling my 950/P6X58D-E for the cost of my 2600K/P8Z68-V Pro. The only *paid* upgrade is the SSD.
    
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post #5 of 10
Then why post? It looks good to me, lol
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post #6 of 10
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Wanted to make sure Z68 was the right choice, as well as the SSD. Had trouble deciding between the 510 and the Vertex 3, chose the Intel because I have always had good experiences with them.
    
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post #7 of 10
You may want to switch to P67 to save a few bucks. The only feature in Z68 worth mentioning is SSD caching, but seeing as you're buying a dedicated SSD for your boot drive, that feature is suddenly worthless. Just my two cents.
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post #8 of 10
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Is there any performance advantage to Z68? Comparing some Asus P67 boards to Z68 and they look almost identical, minus integrated GPU. Quick-sync seems interesting, but I wonder how much of a useful feature it really is.
    
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Nope. The only thing it does better than P67 is it enables the usage of the integrated GPU along with overclocking. No other performance improvements whatsoever.
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post #10 of 10
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Now I am looking at this board, seemingly offers more features than the P8Z68-V PRO at a similar pricepoint.
    
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