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Anybody have experience with ASRock Z68 or Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Extreme4 or ASUS

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I would like to get some feedback on those two boards as it seems they are the best Z68 chipset options that money can buy at the moment with the following in mind:

-Must have iGPU support.
-Dual SLI support would prefer two x16 PCIe, but will settle for two x8 PCIe
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Well the only board that supports x16/x16 with Z68 chipset is the GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3, but then you can't use the integrated graphics

Why don't you settle for the in between and get the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO. It's the same thing as the Deluxe, but with no debug LED. The heatsink in the middle of the board on the deluxe cools nothing, it's just aesthetic. So in my opinion there is no point to get the Deluxe. Check out all the amazing reviews on the P8Z68-V Pro. Debug LED is not really necessary IMO, but if you want one they are relatively cheap.
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the deluxe is great if you are looking for Dual Gigabit Ethernet and/or Coaxial SPDIF out onboard. comes with the front panel connector for USB3 in a 2.5 inch slot. And it keeps the power and reset buttons like the p67 pro (that the z68v-pro doesn't have.)

asus has a sweet comparison tool on their website, so go check it out.
 
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